Category Archives: Coulsdon East

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

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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

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

Posted in Chris Wright, Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, History, Local media, Museum of Croydon, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Old Coulsdon turns out for Grange Park’s commemoration walk

More than 100 residents took part in  last weekend’s commemoration walk in Grange Park, Old Coulsdon, as we enter the final 100 days until the centenary of the Armistice at the end of World War I in 1918. Chris Wright, … Continue reading

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Council contempt for public in Orwellian Town Hall meeting

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE watched the latest travesty of a council meeting, so you wouldn’t have to Will they never learn? Monday night saw the Town Hall chamber holding the last full meeting of the council before the local elections … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Chris Wright, Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Donald Speakman, Dudley Mead, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Purley, Queens Gardens, Shirley, South Norwood, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Formal complaint filed on Scott as BBC turns out for protest

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the gathering storm over the Labour-run council’s private house-building schemes Croydon Council’s controversial chair of its planning committee, Councillor Paul Scott, has been subject of yet another formal complaint regarding bombastic and bullying conduct … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Brick by Brick, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, South Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Old Coulsdon’s pizza pest gets nabbed with £80 council fine

The Phantom Pizza Flinger of Old Coulsdon has been caught, and fined. Last month, Inside Croydon was first to report the strange turn of events by Bradmore Green Pond, where stale pizza bases were being dumped on an almost nightly … Continue reading

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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

Tories accused of breaking their own rules over selections

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on complaints of undemocratic interference in the candidate selection process, and too much influence from the local party leader in those allowed to stand in May’s Town Hall elections At least four of Croydon’s longest serving … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Chris Wright, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Donald Speakman, Fairfield, Helen Pollard, Ian Parker, Mike Fisher, Purley, Shirley, Steve Hollands, Sue Winborn, Tim Pollard, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Paul Scott, Planning, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Car lobbyist Morgan now insists: don’t walk, it’s dangerous

Walking to school is dangerous. That’s the considered advice of a … car campaigner from Coulsdon, as he tries to block a Croydon Council initiative to reduce polluting exhausts and to get some of the borough’s primary-aged children daily exercise … Continue reading

Posted in Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Environment, Parking, Schools, Stuart King, Transport, Walks | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Trakas-Lawlor votes down Queen’s Hotel expansion plan

Has Croydon’s planning worm turned? KEN LEE reports from the Town Hall chamber, where two developments of little merit were both rejected last night Residents in Crystal Palace are preparing themselves for a long-term battle over the future of the … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Wright, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Jamie Audsley, Parking, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Pete Smith, Planning, Property, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Croydon Tories take their revenge on Fisher over #WadGate

There was blood on the shag pile at Croydon Tory HQ over selections for next May’s local elections. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the high casualty rate among some of the council’s one-time big beasts Mike Fisher, until 2014 … Continue reading

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Coulsdon councillor Bains gets bumped in Tory selections

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, reports that in the latest Croydon game of musical chairs, the music hasn’t stopped yet Jeet Bains, the subterraneanly low-profile Conservative councillor for Coulsdon West, looks to be the first casualty of the enforced re-selections … Continue reading

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Station closures reducing time Coulsdon police spend on patrol

The police in Coulsdon are having to pack up and stop working before 8pm each night – at least in part because it takes them so long to get back to their nearest police station to finalise their paperwork. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Crime, Kenley, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council could face High Court challenge over traveller site

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the latest challenge to the Labour-run council’s Block by Block strategy At least one of the more controversial decisions taken recently by the council’s planning committee, egged on by eager Town Hall officials and … Continue reading

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Four residents’ associations join protest petition on planning

KEN LEE reports on growing support for a petition over the conduct of the council’s planning committee Four more residents’ associations from around the borough have added their endorsement to a petition which questions the integrity of the council’s planning … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, Housing, Kenley, Paul Scott, Planning, Purley, Sanderstead | 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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Tory councillor visits Barcelona instead of Town Hall meeting

WALTER CRONXITE reports on what may be the first casualty of the borough ward boundary changes due to be announced this summer There will have been at least one Croydon councillor paying no attention whatsoever to the proceedings in the … Continue reading

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£180m Fairfield operator contract is called-in for scrutiny

Fifteen Conservative councillors signed official forms to call-in the decision to award the operator contract for the Fairfield Halls, a move which some fear might delay the appointment process, and others have described as petty political point-scoring. The matter will … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Stranack, Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Chris Philp MP, Chris Wright, Donald Speakman, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Gavin Barwell, Helen Pollard, James Thompson, Jan Buttinger, Jason Cummings, Jeet Bains, Lynne Hale, Margaret Mead, Maria Gatland, Mario Creatura, Sean Fitzsimons, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Coulsdon’s ranty councillor gets a mention in parliament

Fame at last for James Thompson, the ranting Tory councillor from Coulsdon East, whose social media activity even got him mentioned in the House of Commons today. Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North/Lambeth South [delete to distaste] referred … Continue reading

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‘Disgusted of Coulsdon East’: Tory councillor in Budget tax rant

Croydon’s Conservative MPs may have been stunned into social media silence by Philip Hammond’s anti-small business Budget yesterday, but among their Croydon Tory colleagues on the council, there was open revolt. “Disgusted by this so-called Conservative government hitting the self-employed,” … Continue reading

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Tories oppose 2,000 homes in housing minister’s constituency

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the planning permission granted to a Labour council scheme which could make Gavin Barwell’s constituency a safe Tory seat Barely a year before the next Town Hall elections, and Croydon Tories last night handed a gift-wrapped … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Ashcroft Theatre, Brick by Brick, Chris Wright, College Green, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon College, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Gavin Barwell, Helen Pollard, Housing, Jason Perry, Jo Negrini, Luke Clancy, Planning, South Croydon, Sue Winborn, Theatre, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments