Tag Archives: Addiscombe West

A covid pub crawl round Croydon: Mine’s a pint of sanitiser

While Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, does his Jimmy Pursey impersonation with a chorus of ‘We’re Going Dahn The Pub’, our roaming correspondent, KEN TOWL, right, took a more cautious approach to the reopenings Young people are, of course, immortal. So … Continue reading

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Council keeps bakers shops waiting six weeks for their dough

One of the borough’s best-known food retailers, Coughlans the bakers, are demanding to know what Croydon Council has done with their dough. Coughlans is the family-run chain of shops which has its head office in Thornton Heath. All its shops … Continue reading

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Newman’s ‘virtually all there’ for his secret Town Hall meeting

The government finally moved late last week to make it legally possible for local authorities to stage “virtual” council meetings, and to continue with a semblance of Town Hall business during the covid-19 lockdown. Yet less than 48 hours before … Continue reading

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Wot? No eggs? War-time rationing hits Addiscombe’s stores

“Armageddon! Ahm a getting outta here!” was once a gag in a Carry On film. But KEN TOWL, right, has opted to keep calm and carry on as he shopped around Addiscombe as the coronavirus shut-down begins to bite The … 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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Keeping your children safe online, Bingham Road, Oct 31

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Landmark Addiscombe pub on Victorian Society’s ‘at risk’ list

The Victorian Society has called for the long-closed Leslie Arms on Lower Addiscombe Road to be found a new owner to save the building and re-open it as a pub. The Grade II-listed Leslie Arms has been closed for more … Continue reading

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Body blow for council as Body Shop looks to move offices

The Body Shop could be about to pack-up and quit Croydon, according to reports tonight. The ethically based cosmetics retailer, founded in Brighton 40 years ago by Anita Roddick, moved hundreds of staff to the refurbished “state of the art” … 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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Christmas Tree Festival and carols, St Matthew’s, Dec 2

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Addiscombe Winter Carnival, Ashburton Hall, Dec 9

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Jubilate Choir Christmas concert, St Matthew’s, Dec 15

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Three Croydon high streets among ‘unhealthiest’ in London

Another day, another survey that demonstrates that Croydon is slowly deteriorating into decay, poverty and neglect. The Royal Society of Public Health published a list of “Unhealthiest Streets” this week, and Croydon was the only borough that had three entries … Continue reading

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There’s a real art to life drawing in a draughty church hall

For a borough whose politicians claim that ‘art is at the heart of regeneration’, it seems that the world’s biggest drawing festival has passed Croydon by. But KEN TOWL managed to track down a well-established group of artists who show … Continue reading

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MP backs Network Rail plans to unblock Croydon bottleneck

Croydon leads the way in one respect, at least: it has become the “most challenging bottleneck on Britain’s railway”. That’s according to Network Rail, and they should know. Network Rail has announced a public consultation into its multi-million-pound plans to … Continue reading

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Council’s official magazine forgets Remembrance Sunday

A former borough councillor says he is “extremely sad” that the latest edition of Your Croydon, described by Croydon Council as its “main source of community news”, has completely failed to make any mention of the centenary commemorations of the … Continue reading

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Mayor pledges to build bridges with Addiscombe businesses

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan this morning promised to intervene personally with Transport for London in an effort to end the lengthy delays in re-opening Blackhorse Lane bridge in Addiscombe. The 120-year-old bridge, which crosses the tram tracks, had become … Continue reading

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Sketch and Painting Group exhibition, Addiscombe, Oct 27

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MP calls for compensation for Blackhorse Lane bridge delays

Sarah Jones, the Croydon Central MP, has entered the growing row over the closure of the Blackhorse Lane bridge, and has demanded that Transport for London should pay compensation to local businesses for the delays in completing the repairs. The … Continue reading

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South London Sinfonia announces rehearsal and concert dates

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Pumpkin carving, The Cricketers, Addiscombe, Oct 21/27

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Bingham Road church Autumn Fayre, Addiscombe, Oct 7

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Croydon Dyslexia Association talk, Addiscombe, Oct 2

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Addiscombe Village Jumble Trail 2018, Sep 30

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Vibe Canada exhibition, St Mildred’s Addiscombe, Sep 15-22

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