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3rd class Royal Mail: readers say ‘service not fit for purpose’

The dire situation with postal deliveries in Croydon could be far worse than even the most mail-deprived residents might have feared. Inside Croydon readers from across the borough, and even in other areas covered by one of the CR post … Continue reading

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Police witness appeal after 90-year-old killed in Coulsdon

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a 90-year-old man was killed when hit by a van while crossing the road in Coulsdon last Friday. The victim, who has yet to be named by the police, died from his … Continue reading

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£1million cost to Mayday Hospital of every doctors’ strike

As consultants and junior doctors begin the biggest industrial action in the history of the NHS, local trust’s CEO says it could take nine months to catch-up with the Croydon hospital’s back-log of treatments Every strike costs Croydon’s Mayday Hospital … Continue reading

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680,000 responses make ticket offices biggest consultation

More people participated in the consultation over the threat of closure to the nation’s railway ticket offices than in any previous public consultation held in this country. In all, two travel watchdogs received a combined 680,000 responses from commuters and … Continue reading

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MP accuses Aldi of ‘unacceptable’ U-turn on Coulsdon parking

Coulsdon residents are preparing for another battle over parking provision in their district centre, fighting against a scheme which the local MP has described as an “unacceptable proposal”. Just four years ago, Aldi was granted planning permission for their large … Continue reading

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ULEZ is here to stay and the health benefits are on the way

Opposition to the Ultra Low Emission Zone, which has been expanded to much of outer London today, has simply demonstrated where third-rate Conservative politicians’ priorities lie – and that’s not with the public nor the planet. By our environment correspondent, … Continue reading

Posted in 2024 London elections, Bexley, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Coulsdon, Environment, Health, Kenley, London-wide issues, Mayor Jason Perry, Mayor of London, Purley, Sadiq Khan, Steve Reed MP, Surrey, Susan Hall, Sutton Council, TfL, Transport, ULEZ, ULEZ expansion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

ECRA and Friends of Farthing Downs Quiz Night, Sep 23

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‘Path Wars’: Time to park worries about these improvements

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Not everyone shares the concern for the future of a protected public park expressed on these pages last week, as BEN GADSBY, a Thornton Heath resident, pictured right, explains As a resident of Thornton Heath, I am a … Continue reading

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Tory MP urges public to lobby over rail ticket office closures

There are more ticket office closures planned for Croydon South than for any other constituency in Croydon and Sutton. As many as 11 stations in the area are under threat of closure under the controversial proposals. And now the MP … Continue reading

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Council sends in bulldozers to village’s cherished green space

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Contractors working for the council have had the bulldozers in one of the borough’s much-loved, and too often neglected, public parks. Old Coulsdon resident SALLY ANN VOAK shares her concerns On Monday morning, residents in Old Coulsdon woke … Continue reading

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Be prepared? Coulsdon Scout caught in Korean jam(boree)

Tens of thousands of youngsters were put at serious risk by floods, a plague of insects, intense heat and an on-coming tropical storm at the latest World Scout Jamboree at Saemangeum. Here, PAUL FORD reports on the wretched experiences suffered … Continue reading

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Coulsdon’s Barton comedy romp has them singing in the rain

Our veteran arts critic, BELLA BARTOCK, donned her galoshes and cagoule to brave the elements for a magnificent reunion with an old-school British hero. And quite a few Dick jokes I’m sure, like me, you roll your eyeballs every time … Continue reading

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Perry permits Town Hall question that helps return of Morgan

How closely did the Tory Mayor work with notorious motoring lobbyist over a council question that opposes the Brighton Road cycle corridor? WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, investigates After a lengthy absence, Coulsdon motoring lobbyist Peter Morgan, a character so divisive … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Coulsdon, Crime, Cycling, Mario Creatura, Mayor Jason Perry, Parking, Policing, Purley, Schools, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Sex abuse investigation continues after Coulsdon man’s arrest

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that there remains an ongoing investigation into serious allegations of historic child sexual abuse which saw a Coulsdon man arrested in January 2022. The man, reported at the time to be in his 60s, was … Continue reading

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‘Spooked’ rail operators extend ticket office consultation

The Government’s scheme to close around 1,000 railway station ticket offices has not quite yet hit the buffers. But it has certainly been sent down a side track, as the Rail Delivery Group this morning announced that they are to … Continue reading

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Creatura bet his house on Banstead and didn’t make shortlist

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the knock-back to a Tory councillor that could prove to be terminal to his huge political ambition Mario Creatura, the former parliamentary gobby factotum to Gavin Barwell, has been thwarted again in his desperate … Continue reading

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Coulsdon choir energises itself with rehearsal in bike shop

“Culture” in Croydon can take many forms, and the borough’s arts venues are varied and many (though not as many as they once were, sadly…). Next week, Croydon will enjoy a new “arts venue”, when the Energise E-bikes showroom in … Continue reading

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Dick Barton and The Carnival of Chaos, Coulsdon, Jul 26-Aug 5

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Cane Hill RA’s Summer Extravaganza, Coulsdon, Aug 6

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Byron Oasis Academy Summer Fair, Coulsdon, Jul 15

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Free, guided Butterfly Walk, Farthing Downs, Jul 16

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Deceit over ticket office closures is taking all of us for a ride

Any claim that the closure of ticket offices on our railways will somehow improve passenger service is intended to mislead, says ANDREW FISHER Yesterday’s announcement by the privatised rail industry of the plans to close almost 1,000 ticket offices across … Continue reading

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Tories move to shut ticket offices at 1,000 railway stations

The Tory government, in the final throes of its catastrophic administration, has decided to end its days in a headlong battle with the rail unions, after imposing the closure of almost all of England’s station ticket offices. The move has … Continue reading

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Creatura AWOL from cabinet as wannabe MP goes partying

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on a Tory councillor who is putting his own ambitions ahead of the interests of the Coulsdon residents he is paid to serve “Have the Tories given up on London?” the London evening newspaper that used … Continue reading

Posted in 2024 London elections, Coulsdon, London-wide issues, Mario Creatura, Mayor Jason Perry, Mayor of London, Paul Scully MP, Sadiq Khan, Surrey, Susan Hall | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

14-year-old Coulsdon kart champ Freddie is appealing for help

A Coulsdon teen who wants to follow in the tyre tracks of Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris is appealing for help to boost his efforts to win the karting British championship. Fourteen-year-old Freddie Ingram is only in his second season … Continue reading

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