Tag Archives: Addiscombe East

Council holds so few meetings it has dropped ‘six-month rule’

The pandemic lockdown has had such a marked impact on the business at the Town Hall that councillors have been told it no longer matters if they don’t attend meetings for six months. Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports Croydon’s … Continue reading

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The Ashburton chainsaw massacre as park’s trees are felled

Croydon Council, which has declared a climate emergency and claims it wants to be a green borough, is chopping down and pollarding trees in one of its parks. In the middle of the bird-nesting season. Members of the Friends of … Continue reading

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TfL’s cashflow crisis could make Croydon traffic jams worse

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on finance problems for Transport for London that could have a profound impact on south London Transport for London’s appeal to the government for £3.2billion to allow it to keep operating in the covid-19 crisis … Continue reading

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Neighbours rally round to help in coronavirus emergency

As supermarkets decide to ration some products in their stores after panic-buying over the weekend, and the first Croydon school announces a partial closure, meanwhile hundreds of good neighbours have been mobilising to help others through the pandemic crisis, as … Continue reading

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Thornberry, white vans and taking canvassing on board

Just what are those political party activists, armed with clipboards and little slips of paper, doing when they come knocking at your door at election time? KEN TOWL set off to find out On Saturday at 10am, Emily Thornberry was … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories’ vote collapses in Euro election meltdown

Perhaps ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ is not such a bad campaign slogan after all. Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE crunches the numbers from last night’s European declarations across London, where only UKIP’s Gerard Batten was a bigger loser than the Conservatives … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: The six-month saga to get one bin changed

CROYDON COMMENTARY: We appear to have a new version of the ‘how many people does it take to change a light-bulb’ gag here in Croydon… Only this one, inevitably, involves the bins. From the recent experience of KEN TOWL, pictured, … Continue reading

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Gesture politics as ex-councillor resigns from Labour Party

Andrew Rendle, who until last May was a Labour councillor in Ashburton ward, has publicly announced that he has quit the Labour Party. To suggest that Rendle is a Blairite might risk serious understatement. His often incoherent ramblings for the … Continue reading

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Meeting called over failed Addiscombe one-way scheme

The Addiscombe traffic balls-up is set to be discussed at a public meeting next week. The organisers were unable to confirm whether a proposal to change the name of Lebanon Road to “Alderman Watson Boulevard” will be on the agenda. … Continue reading

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Kabir and Henson to board the mayoral gravy train in 2019

The appointment of Mayor of Croydon may well be a case of ‘Buggin’s Turn’ among back bench councillors, but with the selections made for 2019, at least there’s the prospect of wonderfully well-organised raffles, as Town Hall reporter KEN LEE … Continue reading

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‘Addiscombe West Bypass’ proves to be a car crash of a policy

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on the continuing angst caused by traffic levels off the Addiscombe Road The wretched legacy of Mark Watson’s time of power and influence within Croydon Council is still being felt by some of the former … Continue reading

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Democratic deficit as 7 in 10 electors didn’t bother to vote

Do the councillors elected earlier this month really have a mandate? Political editor WALTER CRONXITE has seen the turn-out figures, and they don’t make happy reading A look at the ward by ward turnout figures from this month’s local elections, … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe East, Addiscombe West, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Fairfield, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Under-pressure Newman ‘declares war’ on Croydon South CLP

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest outbreak of churlishness from a council leader who has under-performed Tony Newman, following Croydon Labour’s performance at the polls on Thursday, chose to begin their new four-year term in charge of the Town Hall by … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering suspicions surface on streets of Addiscombe

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: After months of delays, a road in what Labour calls a ‘key marginal’ ward is suddenly to be resurfaced. Some are suggesting the council work is being co-ordinated to favour Labour’s local election candidates. WALTER CRONXITE reports Residents … Continue reading

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Say it ain’t so, Joe: Lee has changed his tune on policing

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Croydon’s Tories seem confused about the home address of one of their local election candidates, while another has previously campaigned for more spending on police and youth facilities, when he was a LibDem parliamentary election candidate. WALTER CRONXITE … Continue reading

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Labour party branch rocked as ‘Shoot Trump’ Skipper quits

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on twin resignations from senior positions within the local Labour Party just weeks before key local elections Caragh Skipper, the Croydon Labour candidate in May’s council elections who has caused widespread outrage for her “who’s … Continue reading

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Newman’s patronage proves persuasive with ambitious Skipper

Momentum supporters in Croydon are growing concerned that their leadership has ‘gone native’ to support Blairites. WALTER CRONXITE reports It is not only Toby Young who has been trying frantically to rewrite his past through mass deletions of his embarrassing … Continue reading

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Skipper gets selected with Henson for Addiscombe East

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the first two councillor de-selections as a Momentum candidate gets picked for next May’s Town Hall elections Labour will field an all-woman slate in Addiscombe East at next May’s local elections, after a ward selection … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe East, Alison Butler, Andrew Rendle, Ashburton, Caragh Skipper, David Wood, Maddie Henson, Paul Scott, Selhurst, Stephen Mann, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Skipper leads the way as Momentum challenges councillors

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the first manoeuvres among Labour candidates to secure a place on the council next May More than a month later than scheduled, and Croydon Labour’s candidate selection process for next May’s local elections finally reached … Continue reading

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Council left without operator for Ashburton Park venue

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the strange silence from the council about the faltering fate of one of its flagship projects The latest embarrassing set-back for Tony Newman and his Labour colleagues’ hopes of retaining control of the council … Continue reading

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Coulsdon councillor Bains gets bumped in Tory selections

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, reports that in the latest Croydon game of musical chairs, the music hasn’t stopped yet Jeet Bains, the subterraneanly low-profile Conservative councillor for Coulsdon West, looks to be the first casualty of the enforced re-selections … Continue reading

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