Category Archives: ECCO

Meeting called over failed Addiscombe one-way scheme

The Addiscombe traffic balls-up is set to be discussed at a public meeting next week. The organisers were unable to confirm whether a proposal to change the name of Lebanon Road to “Alderman Watson Boulevard” will be on the agenda. … Continue reading

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Posted in Addiscombe and Shirley Park RA, Addiscombe East, Addiscombe Residents Association, Community associations, ECCO, Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park, Friends of Ashburton Park, HOME, Jeet Bains, Lebanon Road Residents' Association, Maddie Henson, TACRA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Addiscombe West Bypass’ proves to be a car crash of a policy

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on the continuing angst caused by traffic levels off the Addiscombe Road The wretched legacy of Mark Watson’s time of power and influence within Croydon Council is still being felt by some of the former … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe East, Addiscombe West, Community associations, Croydon Council, ECCO, HOME, Jeet Bains, Maddie Henson, Mark Watson, Sean Fitzsimons, TACRA | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Glamorgan owners to meet campaigners with new plans

Residents living on or near Cherry Orchard Road and the wider East Croydon area who started the Save The Glamorgan campaign to keep a historic local boozer as an Asset of Community Value are staging a key meeting on Monday. … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Croydon Council, ECCO, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Pubs, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Residents associations in dispute over latest one-way scheme

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports on the latest diversion for traffic coming down the road in East Croydon Road users in Addiscombe can prepare themselves for a third change to the one-way system in the area in barely 18 months, … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Community associations, ECCO, Mark Watson, TACRA | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

#SavetheGlam: Strong support for pub’s community value

An application to have a 190-year-old pub building near East Croydon Station declared as an Asset of Community Value will be submitted to Croydon Council tomorrow. More than 40 people turned out to express their concern for the fate of … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, ECCO, Patricia Hay-Justice, Planning, Property, Pubs, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Latest Addiscombe road changes are heading only one way

Croydon Council officials’ ability to set neighbour against neighbour plumbed new depths this week at the Traffic Management Advisory Committee meeting held at the Town Hall. On the agenda was the council officers’ proposal to make Canning Road and Addiscombe … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe and Shirley Park RA, Addiscombe Residents Association, Addiscombe West, Community associations, ECCO, HOME, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sean Fitzsimons, TACRA | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

East Croydon community plants tree to remember Joan Pick

East Croydon Community Organisation will be staging a tree-planting ceremony next Wednesday, May 24. The tree is being planted in memory of Joan Pick, a tenacious and dedicated campaigner for sustainable economic policies and one who gave outstanding service to … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Community associations, East Croydon, ECCO | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Council has chance to get Menta to finish Bridge to Nowhere

Six years after being granted permission for a controversial 54-storey block – potentially the tallest residential block in Britain – and developers Menta Redrow will be back at Croydon’s planning committee tonight asking for permission to chop their tower in … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Croydon Council, East Croydon, ECCO, Fairfield, Housing, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

East Croydon Community group meeting, Oval Primary, Jul 11

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Town centre high rise towers are building up divisions

CROYDON COMMENTARY: East Croydon resident ROD DAVIES joins the debate about the over-development of the town centre, with a warning for the future If the Greater London Authority is correct that Croydon needs to provide 40,000-plus homes in the future, … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Community associations, Delancey, ECCO, Environment, Housing, Menta Tower, One Lansdowne Road, Planning, Property | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

UKIP’s ‘Muslim Charter’ author Batten in Fairfield debate

Given the febrile atmosphere of distrust and fear that is sure to follow last night’s appalling atrocities in Paris, where more than 100 innocent people were killed in terrorist shootings and bombings, the management of Fairfield Halls, Croydon police and … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Addiscombe West, Chris Philp MP, Church and religions, Coulsdon, Croydon South, East Croydon, ECCO, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Sadiq Khan, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Sign up here to buy an East Croydon flat for a mere £401,000

Fancy buying a new, two-bed flat, with delightful views over the London-to-Brighton railway line, and all for a little more than £400,000? Then this is your chance. “Vita”, the first residential development at Ruskin Square, right next to East Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Central, East Croydon, ECCO, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Property, Ruskin Square | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Robstock music festival, live at The Oval Tavern, May 23

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Towering concern for sharing fairly Croydon’s housing burden

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last month, David Callam wrote about the importance of housing as an election issue, nationally and locally. Here, ROD DAVIES calls for a fair distribution through the borough of high-density developments What’s good for the goose … The … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, ECCO, Housing, New Addington, Property, Purley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Croydon’s ‘MasterPlan’ only makes housing crisis worse

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last week’s announcement by the Conservative Party that they want to give housing association tenants the Right to Buy has not impressed regular commenter, ROD DAVIES The Right-to-Buy proposals are just plain mad, but perhaps in Croydon they … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, ECCO, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

£621,000 is price for a flat in Croydon’s Poor Doors scheme

Inside Croydon was banned from yesterday’s “pre-launch” of Vita, the yuppie flats development with Poor Doors being built in Ruskin Square. So these are the pictures, and the pricing details, which Places for People – who are managing the development … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, ECCO, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Democratic control is an alien concept at the Town Hall

CROYDON COMMENTARY: What powers and influence do our elected councillors really have? ROD DAVIES, a local resident and a local authority official in the past, poses the questions Croydon Town Hall’s 70 elected councillors are all dependent on professional officers, … Continue reading

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East Croydon Community public meeting, Mar 3

The next meeting of the East Croydon Community Organisation is next Tuesday, March 3, from 8pm to 9.30pm at Oval Primary school, 98, Cherry Orchard Road, CR0 6BA. The agenda for the meeting is; Find out how the council can … Continue reading

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Strong need for our council to be more ‘open’ and ‘fair’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council’s Fairness Commission appears to be struggling to recruit resident volunteers. ROD DAVIES suggests it may be because the Town Hall has a widening credibility gap Having attended a number of pan-Croydon residents or community meetings and … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Community associations, Croydon Council, ECCO, Nathan Elvery | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Residents’ associations mobilise to get better say with council

The peasants are revolting. They may not just yet quite be at the point of storming Fisher’s Folly with lighted torches and armed with pitchforks, but dissatisfaction with the way Croydon Council is run and the manner in which public … Continue reading

Posted in Addington Residents' Association, Addiscombe Residents Association, Addiscombe West, Community associations, Connected Croydon, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, ECCO, Fairness Commission, Lansdowne Road RA, Lebanon Road Residents' Association, Nathan Elvery, Norbury Green Residents' Association, Norbury Village Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Parking, Planning, Pollards Hill Residents' Association, Refuse collection, Scots Estate Residents' Association, South Croydon Community Association, Spring Park Residents' Association, Street lighting | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council talking shops must listen to poor and dispossessed

CROYDON COMMENTARY: While I can appreciate the perspective of almost all the parties involved in this debate, says ROD DAVIES, there is a far more serious question to pose ourselves over how a community talking shop is managed and funded … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe Residents Association, Community associations, ECCO, Peter Staveley | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Another supermarket to open up, but on wrong side of tracks

Clearly, we all need a new Sainsbury’s supermarket in Croydon. We don’t have enough supermarkets, or the “Local” or “Express” versions, dotted around the borough’s high streets already, sucking in as much business as they possibly can, assisted by the … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Business, Commuting, East Croydon, ECCO, Planning, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

East Croydon Communities meeting, Oval Tavern, Nov 10

By Rod Davies The East Croydon Community Group has renamed itself ECCO – East Croydon Communities Organisation. We held a fantastic first meeting a month ago which had around 60 people attended from the local community, and a large number … Continue reading

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“Poor Doors” show how town centre subsidises suburbs

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Having worked to establish a community organisation for East Croydon, ROD DAVIES finds it disappointing to find developers planning to introduce divisive “Apartment Apartheid” locally, and suggests further inequalities in which parts of the borough fund other areas … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Business, Community associations, Commuting, East Croydon, ECCO, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Tramlink | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments