Category Archives: Duppas Hill Park

65 homes on brownfield site: professionals show how to do it

The development novices at Brick by Brick, who managed to sell just eight housing units in 2019, and their slow-working contractors might want to have a chat with the construction professionals who have just completed 65 new homes overlooking the … Continue reading

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Scott’s election own goal as Tories seize on Green Belt plans

Our Town Hall correspondent, KEN LEE, reports on how local council planning issues have become a key campaign matter for the General Election The Tories have put Labour councillor Paul Scott’s electorally toxic plans to build on Croydon’s Green Belt … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Alison Butler, Anna Jones, Brick by Brick, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon parks, Croydon South, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Mario Creatura, Olga Fitzroy, Paul Scott, Planning, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Council dumps disastrous idVerde outsourced parks contract

This was not what was meant when ‘taking back control’ was coined as a slogan, but this week in Croydon, our council has moved in to relieve a French firm of its responsibilities in our parks, as KEN LEE reports … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Carillion, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, idVerde, Kingston, Libraries, Lloyd Park, Merton, Stuart Collins, Veolia, Wandle Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Butler in U-turn over parks protection: ‘Nothing to see here’

Alison Butler, the Croydon Council cabinet member responsible for planning, has made a U-turn over the future planning status of the borough’s parks. On Saturday, Inside Croydon reported how the government planning inspector had rejected Croydon Council’s efforts to apply … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon Federation of Allotment and Garden Societies, Croydon parks, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park, Friends of Ashburton Park, Friends of Croham Hurst Woods, Friends of Crystal Palace Park, Friends of Farthing Downs, Friends of Grange Park, Friends of Grangewood Park, Friends of Haling Grove, Friends of Heavers Meadow, Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green, Friends of Millers Ponds, Friends of Selsdon Woods, Friends of Shirley Windmill, Friends of South Norwood Country Park, Friends of Wandle Park, Friends of West Norwood Cemetery, Peter Underwood, Planning, Queens Gardens, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Residents have 48 hours to save 70 parks and open spaces

The people of Croydon have 48 hours left to try to save more than 70 of the borough’s parks and open spaces from being put at serious risk of being handed over to developers to be built on. Alison Butler, … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park, Friends of Ashburton Park, Friends of Croham Hurst Woods, Friends of Farthing Downs, Friends of Grange Park, Friends of Grangewood Park, Friends of Haling Grove, Friends of Heavers Meadow, Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green, Friends of Millers Ponds, Friends of Selsdon Woods, Friends of South Norwood Country Park, Lloyd Park, Peter Underwood, Planning, Queens Gardens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Runners jog over to Duppas Hill for their autumn training

The beginners’ running sessions are moving from Wandle Park to Duppas Hill for the autumn evenings. With Wandle Park’s gates closing at dusk, the run group needs a new venue for the coming months, and the rolling pathways of Duppas … Continue reading

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Mystery of the vanishing objections to council’s Local Plan

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the disappearance of ward councillors’ contribution to a key consultation on Croydon’s strategic planning document It might not be quite up there with the unexplained disappearance of Lord Lucan, but comments submitted by Waddon Labour councillors … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Duppas Hill Park, Education, Environment, Harris Primary Purley Way, Jo Negrini, Joy Prince, Krishna Avanti Primary, Paul Scott, Planning, Robert Canning, Schools, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

We all need to act to help to save our under-funded parks

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Landscape architect LEWIS WHITE says that our parks, public gardens and open spaces are too precious to allow to be allowed to rot for lack of money, and says that now is a time for action Parks give … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Timothy Godfrey | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Homes to be sacrificed as part of TfL’s Purley Way proposals

Transport for London today confirmed that they have abandoned the £85million Boris Flyover scheme they proposed for the A232 Croydon Road where it meets the Purley Way. Instead, they want to widen a road bridge over the railway line at … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Housing, Joy Prince, Kathy Bee, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Planning, Pubs, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

We can expand Duppas Hill Park and still improve the roads

CROYDON COMMENTARY: This week, in an answer at Mayor’s Question Time, Boris Johnson gave the firmest indication yet that Transport for London has abandoned plans for a £85 million flyover on the A232 across Waddon Station. But as TfL delays … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Joy Prince, Kathy Bee, Mayor of London, Planning, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon owes a debt to War and Peace author Tolstoy

JONNY BROGDALE on how 19th century philanthropy turned a landmark local pub into a hostel and helped to feed the poor, all paid for by sales of some of the world’s most famous books The good folk of Croydon watching … Continue reading

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‘Fourways junction’: TfL’s latest botch for Purley Way traffic

Transport for London wants to re-configure the Fiveways junction on the A23 Purley Way, turning it into “Fourways” by diverting Denning Avenue away from one of the worst traffic choke points in south London. How this will reduce the number … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Croydon South, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Joy Prince, Kathy Bee, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Property, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Sutton Council, Tony Newman, Waddon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Councillors finally oppose Waddon flyover ‘monstrosity’

WALTER CRONXITE has trawled through the council’s audio recording of a Town Hall meeting which was never webcast, and discovered a breath of fresh air over Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s £85 million proposal to build a flyover to the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Health, Joy Prince, Kathy Bee, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Transport, Waddon, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon’s suffering Labour pains at delivering promises

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Being “Ambitious” for something is one thing, says ARNO RABINOWITZ. Actually delivering on those election promises is proving a different matter Just for fun – but then I am a closet masochist – I looked through the Labour … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, CALAT, Croydon Council, Duppas Hill Park, Education, Environment, Family Justice Centre, Housing, Julie Belvir, Nathan Elvery, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

How to gridlock Croydon in 100 million easy moves

CROYDON COMMENTARY: London’s Tory Mayor Boris Johnson, with Labour-run Croydon Council and through Transport for London, has earmarked more than £100 million for road schemes and to re-configure the tram system in the town centre, all for the sake of … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe West, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Cycling, Duppas Hill Park, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, Property, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Plane nonsense is choking Croydon, one toxic gasp at a time

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In the week when the Airport Commission is expected to deliver its verdict on runway expansion – Heathrow or Gatwick – PETER UNDERWOOD expresses his concern at the uncritical outlook of our local politicians One of Chris Philps’ … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments