Category Archives: South Croydon

Perry starts back-pedalling over borough’s low traffic schemes

Less than six months into what was supposed to be a properly monitored 18-month trial of traffic-reducing measures, the council has announced a series of ‘drop-in sessions’ for residents to air their views on CHNs. By PAUL LUSHION, environment correspondent … Continue reading

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Coroner confirms woman killed by dogs was from Croydon

It was confirmed at the Surrey Coroner’s Court this morning that the professional dog walker killed near Caterham earlier this month was from Croydon. The court had named 28-year-old Natasha Johnston when releasing documents yesterday. Johnston had been walking a … Continue reading

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Fatal dog attack prompts council to review licensing scheme

A week after the horrific death of a dog walker at a beauty spot near Caterham, the police are yet to name the victim, or to release any of the eight dogs that they seized following what was reported to … Continue reading

Posted in Business, City Commons, Coulsdon, Crime, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Lloyd Park, London-wide issues, New Addington, Policing, Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown, Selsdon and Addington Village, South Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Picnic In The Park, South Croydon Recreation Ground, Jul 15

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Labour’s ‘toxic legacy’ in Croydon proving hard to shake off

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Around the country, the Tories are in retreat thanks to the failings of their three Prime Ministers. But not in Croydon, where they face a neutered opposition, as political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports In London and in … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, 2022 Croydon Mayor election, 2024 General Election, Alison Butler, Chris Clark, Chrishni Reshekaron, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Lynne Hale, Mayor Jason Perry, Mike Bonello, New Addington, New Addington North, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, Selsdon Vale and Forestdale, South Croydon, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Book Club, St Peter’s Church, South Croydon, Jan 21

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School street scheme scrapped on road next to Mayor’s home

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The council last week rejected a healthy schools street scheme that might have displaced traffic to a road of million-pound houses where Jason Perry now lives. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES A school street scheme was rejected by … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Commuting, Coombe Wood School, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Environment, Health, Lloyd Park, Mayor Jason Perry, Old Palace, Schools, South Croydon, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Merton councillor gets the nod onto Croydon South shortlist

And then there were four… Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on Labour’s shortlist for the ‘must-win’ Croydon South constituency Being parachuted in from the north of the borough with endorsements from Starmer shadow cabinet member Steve Reed OBE and Stuart King, … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon West, Croydon North, Croydon South, Old Coulsdon, Paul Waddell, Purley, Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown, Sanderstead, South Croydon, Steve Reed MP, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Carols, St Gertrudes, South Croydon, Dec 3

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Croydon South’s Labour contender gets backing from MP Reed

Will they ever learn? Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest fumbling efforts by the Labour Party to organise a selection process in Croydon The Croydon Labour Party and their bosses at London Region have lost none of their capacity … Continue reading

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Coombe Lane’s Chateau restaurant forced to cancel Christmas

The Chateau restaurant on Coombe Lane has closed, with immediate effect, the latest part of Croydon’s business fabric to go under as a consequence of rising costs and the damage caused to its trade by the covid pandemic. Originally opened … Continue reading

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Christmas Market, St Peter’s Hall, South Croydon, Nov 26

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Warm Space, St Paul’s Croham Park Avenue, every Thu

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Noise from a Doctor Who episode traced to Brick by Brick block

In the end, it was confirmed that it was not an alien invasion of central Croydon. Residents living around the Croydon Flyover spent much of the weekend wondering what the eerily strange, out-of-this-world noise was coming from one of the … Continue reading

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Cancelled planning committees are ‘shouting incompetence’

There’s growing concerns over the disorganisation of the council planning department, after last night’s scheduled meeting of the planning committee in the Town Hall Chamber had to be cancelled because of “issues with publication of reports”. The cancellation means that … Continue reading

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Table Top Sale, St Paul’s Croham Park Avenue, Oct 1

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St Paul’s Jubilee Barn Dance, South Croydon, Oct 1

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Pets thanksgiving service, St Peter’s, South Croydon, Sep 11

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More rail cuts coming down the line thanks to Tory Treasury

Funding formula for the country’s biggest railway operator represents  ‘levelling down’ for London, according to a member of one of the largest passenger user groups More Southern and Thameslink railway timetable changes were slipped out last week, just ahead of … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Chris Philp MP, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon North, Croydon South, East Croydon, London-wide issues, Norbury, Norwood Junction, Purley, Selhurst, South Croydon, South Norwood, Surrey, Sutton Council, Thornton Heath, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Police issue apology to residents for Lloyd Park festival

Local police issued an apology on Saturday night to residents living around Lloyd Park after the first day of the weekend-long Garage Nation music festival staged in the public park. The event organisers claimed to have sold out all its … Continue reading

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Lloyd Park locals confront council vacuum over two-day ‘rave’

For the second time this summer, Croydon Council has caused anger among the people they are meant to serve, with wide-ranging complaints from residents living in and around Lloyd Park they have had little or no information about a major … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Friends of Lloyd Park, Health, Jade Appleton, Lloyd Park, Music, Park Hill and Whitgift, Policing, South Croydon, South Croydon Community Association | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Denton elected in by-election as Labour loses even more votes

WALTER CRONXITE on the South Croydon ward by-election result It was all so predictable. A by-election in South Croydon ward that should never have needed to be staged (except for Jason Perry wanting to cover his own arse in case … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, Andrew Pelling, Croydon Council, Katherine Kerswell, Mayor Jason Perry, Peter Underwood, South Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Council is forced to amend its Tory-biased press release

Officials in Fisher’s Folly have been accused of breaking the strict rules about public-funded announcements in the days before a local by-election. By our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE The council has been forced to change an article on its … Continue reading

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Tiverton. Wakefield. Can South Croydon be an election shock?

CROYDON IN CRISIS: With the two major parties in turmoil in Croydon, alternative candidates, seeking the ‘none of the above’ vote, are hopeful ahead of next week’s council by-election, reports WALTER CRONXITE, political editor Having broken the borough’s political duopoly … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, Andrew Pelling, Claire Bonham, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Mayor Jason Perry, Michael Neal, Peter Underwood, Richard Howard, South Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Planning chief’s position untenable as developers’ charter axed

Town Hall correspondent PEARL LEE on the seismic shift going on in the council’s planning department Croydon’s part-time Mayor, Jason Perry, will deliver on one of his key promises tonight when, at his first council cabinet meeting since his election … Continue reading

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