Category Archives: South Norwood

Residents’ groups show red card to Palace’s £100m new stand

Locals living near Selhurst Park have organised to oppose the new stand – despite being frozen out of meetings by their Labour councillors Two residents’ associations in the area around Selhurst Park, together with council tenants whose homes are under … Continue reading

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Closed doors in Croydon for London’s Open House festival

If the 2022 Open House Festival is anything to go by, then when Croydon is London’s Borough of Culture next year, the capital could be looking at a cultural desert. There are only nine venues in the whole of the … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Stranack, Art, Borough of Culture 2023, Croydon Council, Croydon Minster, Fairfield Halls, History, London-wide issues, Mayor Jason Perry, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Property, Selsdon Vale and Forestdale, South Norwood, Waddon, Walks, Whitgift Foundation, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Left alone by care home despite my Parkinson’s, I was scared’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council’s Social Services department recently paid £1,360 to a private healthcare provider, operated by a large charity, so that IAN BONE, pictured right, could stay in a home while his partner had some respite time. This is … Continue reading

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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

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South Norwood Beer Festival, Stanley Halls, Sep 29-Oct 1

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River from Tory Philp’s constituency runs brown with sewage

Within a day of Thames Water imposing a hosepipe ban on London and the south-east, the company was caught pumping raw sewage into the River Wandle, and a Croydon MP wrote to the company accusing it of turning a parkland … Continue reading

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Consultation on Selhurst new stand is extended by two weeks

Politicians moved unusually swiftly to avoid grounds for legal objections after council officials originally allowed only two weeks for the public to view plans for Crystal Palace’s £100m redevelopment Croydon’s neo-con politicians, Progress MP Steve Reed OBE and the Conservative … Continue reading

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‘Listening’ council gives two hours notice of housing workshop

Part-time Mayor Jason Perry’s half-arsed commitment to “listening” to locals was exposed yet again today when the council’s propaganda unit got round to issuing a press release about housing workshops less than two hours before the first session was due … Continue reading

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Regina Road repairs are falling short of required standards

CROYDON IN CRISIS: An estimated £100,000 has been spent so far repairing council flats in South Norwood. But tenants and their representatives are concerned about the poor standard of the works. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Nearly 18 months since the … Continue reading

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Old Bailey murder trial date set for Norwood Junction case

Police name and charge third suspect one week after dead body was discovered on Station Road Agash Jeyanandam, the first man arrested on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a dead body on Station Road, Norwood Junction, last Sunday, … Continue reading

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Police make two more arrests over Norwood Junction death

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the death of a man discovered near Norwood Junction Station on Sunday morning. Darren Parchment, of Melrose Avenue, Norbury, has today been charged with murder. He is expected to appear at … Continue reading

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Residents blocked from meeting by football club’s lobbyists

Crystal Palace FC have lodged 40 new files as part of the planning application for their proposed £100m stand. But a meeting promised with affected households has been cancelled and residents told that they are not welcome to attend a … Continue reading

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Man to appear in court charged with Norwood Junction murder

A man has been charged with murder following the discovery on Sunday morning of a body on Station Road, close to Norwood Junction Station. The police have not yet named the dead man, who was said to be in his … Continue reading

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‘Unexpected’ death at Norwood Junction under investigation

Police are investigating the “unexpected” death of a man whose body was found on Station Road, near Norwood Junction Station, shortly after dawn on Sunday morning. Police and the London Ambulance Service were called just after 5.30am on Sunday, August … Continue reading

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New boss, new squad, new hope as Trams approach kick-off

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: It’s been all-change for most of the area’s part-time players over the summer. ANDREW SINCLAIR gets you up to date with the latest news before the start of the season tomorrow Club officials are hopeful that Croydon Arena … Continue reading

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Council asks tenants: what do you want from repairs service?

Council tenants and leaseholders, together with members of the housing improvement board, have cautiously welcomed the latest Town Hall engagement exercise, intended to improve the pace and standards of the repairs service provided for the borough’s properties. The housing improvement … Continue reading

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‘Abrasive’ lobbyist smoothing the way for Selhurst’s new stand

Crystal Palace’s £100m new stand at Selhurst Park has the backing of fans (natch), support from councillors and approval from the planning department. Yet the club has gone out and hired a planning lobbyist. STEVEN DOWNES profiles Terrapin’s man hoping … Continue reading

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Labour councillors accused of high street ‘social cleansing’

A community action group has responded angrily to Labour councillors in South Norwood signing up to a police scheme intended to clear the area of street drinkers Volunteers at the South Norwood Community Kitchen have characterised the plans as “social … Continue reading

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Lobbyist to meet councillors over Selhurst stadium proposals

South Norwood councillors will next week be meeting with a representative of a lobbying firm working for Crystal Palace Football Club to discuss issues around the stalled development of a new £100million stand at Selhurst Park. According to a spokesperson … Continue reading

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Socco Cheta community hub Open Day, South Norwood, Jul 16

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Community Kitchen’s cooking up a storm in South Norwood

Something quite awe-inspiring is happening in South Norwood. After six years of what they describe as community activism through food, cooking up and delivering tens of thousands of meals to the elderly, the poor and anyone who wanted some decent … Continue reading

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Mayor issues pledge to save ‘brutalist’ South Norwood Library

GENE BRODIE, libraries correspondent, on a council announcing that it has closed a stable door after its occupant has cantered off into the distance Jason Perry, Croydon’s £81,000 per year part-time Mayor, has declared that the 1960s-built South Norwood Library … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick’s South Norwood library on the market for retail

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Fancy renting a public building? One less-than-careful owner. Going cheap-ish. Only a slight pong from leaking sewage and a risk of falling bricks… EXCLUSIVE by BARRATT HOLMES, housing correspondent Croydon Council has placed its new-ish, Brick by … Continue reading

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Perry opts to keep poor performing Axis for another year

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Despite reports of ‘shocking rudeness and inhumanity’, repairs contractors implicated in a national housing scandal have been given £20m worth of work by the borough’s part-time Mayor. By STEVEN DOWNES Jason Perry, the £81,000 per year part-time … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Housing, Mayor Jason Perry, Property, Regina Road Residents' Support Group, South Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

‘Disgrace’ as £110m of Brick by Brick homes stand empty

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Research conducted by a residents’ group has confirmed that more than 200 new homes, built with public cash by the council-owned company, remain vacant, in some cases for more than a year. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES and … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Chris Philp MP, Colm Lacey, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Housing, Old Coulsdon, Planning, Property, South Croydon, South Norwood, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments