Category Archives: Waddon

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

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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

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Veolia to answer residents’ questions at Waddon Forum

The Waddon Forum is a quarterly meeting organised by the ward’s councillors to allow residents to learn of news and developments in their community. The meetings take place from 5pm to 6.30pm at St George’s Church on Barrow Road on … Continue reading

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Buses set to by-pass Colonnades and Purley Way superstore

Transport for London has this week begun a consultation on streamlining two Croydon bus routes, the 289 and 455, in and around the Purley Way. TfL wants to eliminate the loop into the Colonnades complex currently on the 289 route, … Continue reading

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£160m schools plan to be badgered over surplus places

In the thrall of property developers as usual, Croydon Council officials want to spend many millions of public money on building schools where there are not enough pupils. Education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports Croydon Council’s school-building strategy will come in … Continue reading

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20mph zones can help to make our streets safer for all

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our borough has some of the most dangerous roads in London, so ANDREW PELLING, pictured, finds it saddening that the local Tories are campaigning against safer speed limits Road safety is a vital concern for Greater London, Croydon … Continue reading

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Council plans for ‘tatty’ Surrey Street market fail to impress

It was a long night at Tuesday’s council scrutiny meeting, but the wait for the “big reveal” of the £1million plans for the borough’s cherished market was a bit of a waste of time, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Residents living … Continue reading

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