Category Archives: East Coulsdon Residents’ Association

Labour break Coulsdon promises because ‘We need the money’

Our south of the borough correspondent, PEARL LEE, reports on how the council’s  planning department has broken the land speed record to push through the £1m sale of a site that was earmarked for a community centre The consequences of … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, CALAT, Callton Young, Colm Lacey, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Hamida Ali, Health, Jo Negrini, Parking, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Purley Hospital, St Helier Hospital, Stuart King | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Director refuses to admit conflict of interest over South Drive

A council director has told residents that there is nothing wrong whatsoever in a member of her planning staff providing pre-application advice to a developer,  and then leaving their job at the council to work for the architects hired by … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Heather Cheesbrough, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

#Macarnage: Planning officer’s ‘leaving present’ to Coulsdon

EXCLUSIVE: The revolving door between the council planning department and private developers and architects is exposed over a scheme for 39 flats in Coulsdon. By STEVEN DOWNES Before Jan Slominski was hired as a senior planning adviser for the architects … Continue reading

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Coulsdon comrades come together to mark Legion’s 100 years

On Monday, to mark the centenary of the establishment of the British Legion in May 1921, a ceremony was staged involving members of the Coulsdon Branch of the Royal British Legion and Coulsdon residents’ associations at the war memorial in … Continue reading

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Coulsdon signs leave a trail of Saxon kings, cricket and plants

Visitors to Coulsdon town centre in recent months have been intrigued about the appearance atop street signage of some delicately crafted, colourful figures. It has now emerged that these finials are the work of two loyal Inside Croydon readers, Charles … Continue reading

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Coulsdon councillors distance themselves from plotter Morgan

Our fringes of Surrey correspondent, PEARL LEE, on the latest developments in the intrigue and dispute around a residents’ association Coulsdon’s Tory councillors have finally called time on the illicit takeover of a residents’ association. Coulsdon Town councillors Ian Parker, … Continue reading

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21,000 residents petition for elected mayor referendum

A costly legal battle is expected, as council leader looks to block the democratic will of the people. STEVEN DOWNES reports After 18 months of meetings and door-knocking, a campaign group led by seven residents’ associations has today handed in … Continue reading

Posted in 2021 London elections, 2021 Mayor Referendum, Addington Residents' Association, Chris Philp MP, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, HADRA, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

‘This is an acid test of council’s approach to democracy’

Here’s the full text of the letter from the democratically elected mayor for Croydon campaign, delivered by hand today at the Town Hall. It includes the detailed legal argument, based on counsel’s advice, that supports DEMOC’s claim that the referendum … Continue reading

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The Bourne Legacy: plaques walk that charts Coulsdon history

A local history society has pulled together a special walk that links a series of sites of interest in and around Coulsdon and Old Coulsdon. The Bourne Society has 23 blue plaques on display around the area, and their walk … Continue reading

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College artists help brighten the bridge over the Brighton line

A run-down, forbidding-looking rail bridge has been brightened up by work from some local college students, CHARLES KING writes The footbridge over the Brighton Line between Coulsdon Town railway station and Coulsdon Woods, which was replaced in 2006 when the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Education | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Purley Tower public inquiry gives election boost to Philp

A public inquiry into Purley Baptist Church’s proposed development at Purley Cross will go ahead next month, despite the purdah on public bodies’ activities in the run-up to the General Election. The staging of such a hotly debated local issue … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Church and religions, Community associations, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, HADRA, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning, Purley | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Coulsdon RAs’ Christmas dance, Coulsdon Manor, Nov 29

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Residents gather to bring an end to ‘Tony and his cronies’

Our political correspondent WALTER CRONXITE reports that moves to have Tony Newman replaced by a more accountable, directly elected Mayor, are gathering pace Tony Newman’s having a mayor. Around 60 people turned up at Christchurch, Purley, last night for the … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Croydon Council, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Paul Scott, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Changes to 404 and 434 will give Tollers Lane its missing link

CROYDON COMMENTARY: More bus route changes have been proposed by Transport for London and these, according to TOM BOWELL, pictured right, have much to recommend them The latest TfL bus route consultation, announced last week, looks at changes to routes … Continue reading

Posted in Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon, Planning, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Coulsdon residents’ associations Christmas dance, Nov 30

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Coulsdon marks 100 days to Armistice centenary with poppies

Remembrance Sunday may seem a little far off just yet, away through the mists of autumn, but large British Legion-style poppies have already started appearing around Coulsdon and other parts of Croydon. Of course, 2018 marks the centenary of the … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, History, Museum of Croydon, Old Coulsdon, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, People for Portland Road, Selsdon Residents' Association, Spring Park Residents' Association | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

17 residents groups unite against Brick by Brick schemes

No content with taking on the Tories at the local elections on May 3, Croydon Labour leader Tony Newman is now confronted by the mass anger of 17 residents’ association and groups, from all parts of the borough. Residents’ associations … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Brick by Brick, Community associations, Croydon Council, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Jo Negrini, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Residents give backing to Brick by Brick’s Coulsdon schemes

CROYDON COMMENTARY: One Coulsdon residents’ association is supporting developments proposed by Brick by Brick, the council-owned house-builders. CHARLIE KING explains why East Coulsdon Residents’ Association will be supporting the four, linked Brick by Brick developments in Coulsdon because, unlike previous … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, CALAT, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Housing | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Coulsdon residents’ associations Christmas dance, Nov 24

Posted in Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association | Tagged | Leave a comment

Morgan objects to Holocaust talk in his Coulsdon power play

A Coulsdon car lobbyist who has been expelled from membership of both the local Conservatives and from UKIP, for breaking the rules and being repeatedly disruptive, is making a takeover bid at a residents’ association. Peter Morgan has put in … Continue reading

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East Coulsdon Residents’ annual meeting, Jun 14

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Turf war breaks out over election future for Thornton Heath

WALTER CRONXITE reports on an extraordinary attack on the council’s boundary proposals for the borough’s electoral wards A turf war has broken out in the north of the borough between the local Labour leadership and its grassroots members over how … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Gavin Barwell, Jamie Audsley, Mark Watson, Paul Scott, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath, Thornton Heath Neighbourhood Association, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Coulsdon’s Carservatives declare: ‘Carry on Speeding’

The Tories in Coulsdon have formed an unholy alliance with a car campaigner whose extreme conduct even saw him kicked out of UKIP. Our transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports The leadership of the Croydon Conservatives has been issuing post-truth emails … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Environment, Mario Creatura, Policing, Purley, Sara Bashford, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Coulsdon residents’ Christmas dinner, Coulsdon Manor, Nov 25

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Morgan goes ahead with Brexit event despite killing of Cox

Across the country, with less than a week to go before the EU Referendum, and all political campaigning has been shut down since Thursday’s shocking killing of Labour MP Jo Cox. Except in Coulsdon, where a community hall event organised … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 EU referendum, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Steve O'Connell, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment