Tag Archives: Ashburton

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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Shared reading sessions at Ashburton Library, every Saturday

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Ashburton Park charity Easter egg hunt, Apr 13

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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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Mischief Makers summer reading challenge, Jul 14- Sep 15

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Old to Me, New to You, Ashburton Hall, Jun 2

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Mozart to Malabar, LMP at Ashburton Hall, Feb 10

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Pictures of Croydon talk, Ashburton Library, Jan 22

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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

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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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Samaritans Car Boot Fair, Ashburton Park, Sep 3

CAR BOOT FAIR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3 ASHBURTON PARK LOWER ADDISCOMBE RD, ADDISCOMBE

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Tory threat to Boundary Commissioners over council map

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a significant development which could influence the political control of the borough for decades to come The Boundary Commissioners have brought forward the publication date for the latest revision to proposals for Croydon’s council electoral wards … Continue reading

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Ashburton Park vision event, Jun 25

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Searching for Woodside history talk, Ashburton Library, May 11

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Addiscombe Festival, Ashburton Park, May 28

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Labour worried by ‘Frankenstein monster’ boundary proposals

There’s a growing agreement at Croydon Town Hall that Paul Scott could prove to be the architect of Labour’s demise at the next local elections. The Woodside councillor, an architect by profession with a busy London practice, is one-quarter of … Continue reading

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Rubbish MP Barwell returns to park he wanted used as a dump

Tory MP Gavin Barwell will be spending tomorrow morning virtue-signalling again, after sending out emails to his Croydon Central constituents encouraging them to help him picking up litter. The hi-vis jacket photo-op is becoming an obligatory stand-by for struggling career … Continue reading

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Old Ashburton library to be handed over to private companies

That “ambition” thing we were told so much about in 2013 and 2014, before the last Town Hall elections? It seems that if you want to turn it into the “delivery” thing, it can take a long time and a … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Ashburton, Community associations, Croydon parks, Education, Friends of Ashburton Park, Timothy Godfrey | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Ashburton tenants’ champion Michael Hewlett has died

Michael Hewlett, for three decades a campaigner for better conditions for tenants living in Longheath Gardens in Ashburton and across the whole borough, has died. Hewlett was 81, and he died on February 10 following a short illness, with his … Continue reading

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Developers threaten public inquiry over Long Lane housing

Croydon Council could be hauled before a public inquiry to explain its planning department’s decision to refuse permission to the Hyde Group to build 129 homes on the site of the World of Golf driving range on Long Lane. Council … Continue reading

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New delay in council boundary review is bad news for Tories

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the slow process of drawing up the political map of the borough is causing anxiety among Croydon’s blue-rinse set Maybe they thought that, after the Christmas and New Year break, no one would be paying … Continue reading

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