Category Archives: Old Coulsdon Residents’ Association

Residents’ associations angrily reject Scott’s concrete plans

Croydon’s housing targets are out-of-step with the Mayor’s London Plan, and residents are on the warpath against the Town Hall’s planning chief, reports BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent When Paul Scott, the architect behind Croydon’s disastrous planning and housing policies, … Continue reading

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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

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Old Coulsdon Christmas lights switch-on, Nov 23

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Coulsdon RAs’ Christmas dance, Coulsdon Manor, Nov 29

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Old Coulsdon quiz night fund-raiser, Cameron Hall, Aug 31

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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

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The Coulsdon family who lost three of their four sons to war

As we approach the centenary of the Armistice that finally ended World War I, real-life stories of the sacrifices of local people continue to emerge. This year’s Remembrance Sunday is on November 11. The latest edition of the Old Coulsdon … Continue reading

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Council’s official magazine forgets Remembrance Sunday

A former borough councillor says he is “extremely sad” that the latest edition of Your Croydon, described by Croydon Council as its “main source of community news”, has completely failed to make any mention of the centenary commemorations of the … Continue reading

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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

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Bradmore Green Pond work days, Coulsdon, Feb 3 and Mar 17

The Friends of Bradmore Green Pond are looking for help, from individuals or local groups to turn out for a couple of work days in Old Coulsdon. The remaining working mornings this winter are next Saturday, February 3, and then … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick causes anger over Coulsdon housing plans

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on the latest deeply unpopular development being inflicted on Croydon by the council-owned Brick by Brick venture Another week and another controversial Brick by Brick scheme, pushed through relentlessly by the Town Hall husband … Continue reading

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‘Pizzagate’ mystery sends Bradmore Pond’s ducks quackers

Was it a form of “dirty” protest against Brick by Brick building on the site of Old Coulsdon’s derelict care home at Homefield House? Was it someone with an odd approach to feeding the local ducks? Or were they giant … Continue reading

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Old Coulsdon Village Market, Cameron Hall, Feb 3

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Old Coulsdon residents ready for back-garden developers

As BARRATT HOLMES reports, the opening moves in the battle for your back gardens have just begun Croydon’s Tories really know no shame. Publicly, they are keen to try to score petty political points by claiming to be opposed to … Continue reading

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Coulsdon residents’ associations Christmas dance, Nov 24

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Old Coulsdon RA summer party, Cameron Hall, Sep 16

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MP slams Optivo over ‘outrageous’ plans to demolish cottages

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the shabby treatment of social housing tenants by one of the country’s largest housing associations An elderly couple who have lived in a Coulsdon cottage for almost 40 years only found out that they were to … Continue reading

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Old Coulsdon Residents’ Association annual meeting, Apr 3

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All’s fair for Old Coulsdon charity event despite wet weekend

When the Old Coulsdon Village Fair was postponed in July because its venue, Grange Park, was waterlogged, the organisers, the Rotary Club of Coulsdon Manor, picked another date hoping for kinder weather for their charity fund-raiser. Come the re-arranged date, … Continue reading

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Waterlogged park forces organisers to cancel village fair

The very wet spring and early summer has claimed a casualty in Old Coulsdon, where this Saturday’s Village Fair has had to be postponed because Grange Park is waterlogged. The event is organised by The Rotary Club of Coulsdon Manor … Continue reading

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Coulsdon residents call for urgent action on Cane Hill traffic

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a long-running planning saga which has seen Tory and Labour councillors indulging in political points-scoring rather than delivering solutions for local people and businesses The angry and frustrated residents of Coulsdon have called on borough councillors … Continue reading

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Coulsdon Manor to close its squash and leisure club

Tennis and squash players in Old Coulsdon will have to go further afield to practise their sport from the end of this month, when the leisure club at Coulsdon Manor closes. The owners, Bespoke Hotels, say that the closure will … Continue reading

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Temporary camp in Old Coulsdon woods destroyed by fire

Barely a week after it was discovered in the woods close to Old Coulsdon, the temporary camp thought to have been set up by a homeless construction worker has been burnt down. There is no sign of anyone having been … Continue reading

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Housing 2016: worker sets up camp in Coulsdon woods

The housing crisis is not something limited to inner city areas or Croydon Town Centre. This temporary encampment was discovered in the woods of Old Coulsdon, and while no one has been observed actually living there, the careful construction and … Continue reading

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