Category Archives: New Addington

Civic ceremonies and choir to mark tram crash anniversary

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the Sandilands tram derailment, in which seven Croydon residents died. A civic ceremony to mark the anniversary will take place at Central Parade, New Addington, near the homes of many of those passengers who … Continue reading

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New Addington Tories confused about what they stand for

As exclusively revealed by Inside Croydon, the local Tories are putting their ‘B List’ candidates only in less-winnable wards. WALTER CRONXITE reports that it appears that some of those Conservative B-listers don’t seem to understand their own party’s policies When … Continue reading

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Rare butterfly spotted on New Addington chalkland reserve

Naturalists at Hutchinson’s Bank nature reserve are celebrating the sighting of a rare butterfly. Hutchinson’s Bank is one of the richest remaining chalk grassland habitats in London, and this year it has been just a touch richer with the appearance … Continue reading

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Speakman speaks truth to the council’s powers-that-be

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on a rare outburst of straight talking among our Town Hall elected representatives “Thank goodness someone finally had the courage to say it,” one very senior Labour councillor confided after Monday night’s full council meeting … Continue reading

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We should be ashamed that we need a Food Stop in Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council last week launched a Food Stop service in Fieldway and New Addington, backed by a celebrity endorsement. HELEN BENJAMINS, pictured right, doesn’t think this is anything to take pride in This is shameful. That the Government … Continue reading

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Council gets celebrity backing for Fieldway’s Food Stop

JB Gill, the former member of X Factor boy band JLS, now a TV presenter, was on hand with the Mayor of Croydon to open London’s first combined welfare and food club for hundreds of people in Fieldway and New … Continue reading

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Labour deputy leader Butler is under threat of de-selection

Croydon Labour’s long-delayed local election candidate selection process is beginning to look like a cross between House of Cards and Game of Thrones, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Alison Butler, the all-powerful deputy leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council, … Continue reading

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