Category Archives: Croham

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

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Labour’s attempt at beating the boundaries could back-fire

WALTER CRONXITE reports on one version of the borough’s political map which may not deliver all that council leader Tony Newman imagined If council leader Tony Newman’s intention was to gerrymander a new set of council wards to secure Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Ashburton, Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croham, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Fieldway, Heathfield, Kenley, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Upper Norwood, Waddon, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment