Category Archives: Lansdowne Road RA

Gaping hole forces closure of Dingwall Road for two weeks

Dingwall Road seems likely to be closed, with bus routes and traffic diverted, until the end of this month after a serious amount of subsidence occurred outside Renaissance House, the relatively new office block opposite Ruskin Square and East Croydon … Continue reading

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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

‘I feel ripped off after being towed away on a Sunday’

The “Do as we say, not as we do” attitude of some Croydon Council contractors has caused our loyal reader to submit another image demonstrating a somewhat casual attitude to the rules of the road. “Maybe it is not illegal … Continue reading

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Unconnected Croydon II: Christmas festival’s damp squib

A beautiful, seasonal Christmas festival. Pictured above, though, is Nuernberg in Germany, where such winter feasts have been staged for centuries, in town squares, all well-lit and with Gluehwein and sausage to warm the cockles. Which is not quite the … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Business, Commuting, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Lansdowne Road RA, Mike Fisher, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Riot money splurged to celebrate the Bridge to Nowhere

Croydon Council is spending public money on a party tomorrow night. There will be food. There will be drink. There will be fireworks! It does not seem to have occurred to anyone that the spending of riot recovery money in … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe Residents Association, Addiscombe West, Broad Green, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Lansdowne Road RA, London Road Traders Association, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wellesley Road scheme offers traffic chaos for years to come

According to a survey published recently, Wellesley Road in central Croydon is the eighth most congested road in the capital. Not satisfied with that, Croydon Council’s cabinet of senior councillors, together with Transport for London, seem intent on getting Wellesley … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe West, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Commuting, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Health, Lansdowne Road RA, Menta Tower, Parking, Planning, Property, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Alexandra House offers a bright new future for vulnerable

A new building will be opening for business next month. Here, LEE BUSS explains why South London YMCA is important for some of Croydon’s most vulnerable people At South London YMCA, we have been providing community services in Croydon for … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Community associations, David Fitze, Education, Fairfield, Housing, Lansdowne Road RA, London-wide issues | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lansdowne Road Residents: meet the councillors

Following from the meeting of local residents with Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell earlier this month, the Lansdowne Road Residents’ Association is to stage another meeting next week – this time hosted in the local YMCA. The meeting will be … Continue reading

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Lansdowne residents’ meeting fears a Fitze-up job on YMCA

DIAMOND GEEZER reports from another Croydon residents’ open meeting which ward councillors did not manage to attend A meeting on Thursday night heard how local residents from around Lansdowne Road in central Croydon “feel abandoned by the council”. Signal of … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, David Fitze, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Lansdowne Road RA, Sue Winborn, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment