Category Archives: Croham

£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 MP, 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

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, Croham, Croydon Central, Croydon College, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Gavin Barwell MP, Helen Pollard, Housing, Jason Perry, Jo Negrini, Luke Clancy, Planning, Sue Winborn, Theatre, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Croham loses its View, as pubs face 43% business rate hike

And there goes another one. The View pub, on the Selsdon Road, what was once called the Railway View, because it has a view of, well… has called last orders for a final time, the business crushed by the changing … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Business, Croham, Joy Prince, Planning, Pubs | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Watson’s moving speech homes in on a Labour weakness

WALTER CRONXITE on what could turn out to be another boost for local estate agents, unwittingly provided by Croydon Council Mark Watson is going nowhere – and that’s official. Well, at least that’s what the under-pressure Addiscombe councillor told a … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Bensham Manor, Bernadette Khan, Broad Green, Coulsdon, Croham, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Paul Scott, Purley, Shirley, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Waddon, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

20mph limit is a safety measure which deserves your support

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The latest consultation about 20mph zones should seek comments from those in favour, as well as objectors, says CATHERINE SHELLEY, pictured There is a strange dynamic whenever notices are published for planning and other publicly regulated work, which … Continue reading

Posted in Catherine Shelley, Coulsdon, Croham, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Environment, Kenley, Purley, Sanderstead, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Council to approve selective school build on playing fields

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on a scheme going to Monday’s cabinet meeting for approval for a 1,200-pupil free school to be built close to Lloyd Park Croydon Council is about to become a local planning authority which blocks the … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Coombe Wood School, Croham, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Education, Gavin Barwell MP, Paul Scott, Planning, Schools, Selsdon & Ballards, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Volunteers needed to find the source of the River Wandle

Posted in Croham, Environment, History, Waddon, Wandle Park | Leave a comment