Tag Archives: East Croydon station

Binmageddon!: Oval Road residents despair at rubbish service

Demoralised residents in Addiscombe have appealed to the council to sort out the mess that they have created on Oval Road, where rubbish bags are left festering for days, even weeks on end, often with their contents spewing out across … Continue reading

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Posted in Addiscombe West, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Refuse collection, Sarah Jones MP, Sean Fitzsimons, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Campaign group prepares to battle for Glamorgan’s future

Pub-lovers in Addiscombe and East Croydon are rolling up their sleeves for another battle over the future of The Glamorgan on Cherry Orchard Road, against developers who have a track record for allowing old pub buildings to fall derelict if … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Business, Community associations, Planning, Property, Pubs, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Administrators accuse council of forcing hotel out of business

EXCLUSIVE: The closure of the Croydon Park Hotel, with nearly 100 employees losing their jobs, could open the way for the site to be used to build more flats. By STEVEN DOWNES A confidential report from accountants carrying out the … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Park Hotel, Planning, Simon Hall | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Bank robbers and Beethoven: life on the buses has changed

Our roving reporter, KEN TOWL, after months of observing lockdown, has been roving a little more than usual this past week, checking how Croydon’s public transport is coping with the new normal Friday, and I can’t help but think that … Continue reading

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Armageddon! Boxpark predicts 50% businesses won’t survive

KEN LEE reports on how one heavily subsidised private landlord in the town centre is now lobbying for yet more public funding Half of Croydon’s retail and hospitality businesses won’t survive the coronavirus lockdown, according to Roger Wade, the owner … Continue reading

Posted in Boxpark, Business, Croydon Park Hotel, Fairfield Halls, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

East to go North – Network Rail wants to move a whole station

Network Rail want to make the earth move for commuters. Or, at least, they want to move East Croydon Station. The railway infrastructure body this week released the latest version of its plans for what they call the Croydon Area … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme, East Croydon, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

East Croydon expansion plans are to go online from Monday

The latest stage of Network Rail’s consultation over the expansion of East Croydon Station, improvements at Norwood Junction, the rebuilding of Windmill Bridge and the unblocking of the railway bottleneck at the Selhurst junction, will be launched online on Monday. … Continue reading

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FAT chance of there being any inspired designs for Fair Field

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council might be broke, but that hasn’t stopped them spaffing another million pounds, maybe more, on a set of architects’ designs which are certain to turn the borough into a laughing stock once more, says SEBASTIAN TILLINGER … Continue reading

Posted in Art, College Green, College Tower, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Fairfield Halls, Fairfield Homes, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Place Review Panel, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Only 16% of council’s Fairfield flats project will be affordable

Our housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on the latest signs of desperation to fix Brick by Brick’s failing finances The planning application being considered by the charade that will pass for a planning committee meeting next Thursday is for a scheme … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, College Green, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Fairfield Homes, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Property | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

All aboard! Thameslink repaints trains in support of NHS

Govia Thameslink has today announced that they have re-painted three of their trains to reflect the public support for the NHS and key-workers. Of course, in this time of covid-19 emergency, transport workers are key workers, too – the rising … Continue reading

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Flooding cuts rail line to Brighton for second time in two days

Network Rail has issued an extraordinary appeal for people not to use the rail network, after widespread flooding on the Brighton Main Line overnight between Brighton and Gatwick. “Flooding on the railway is severely impacting services,” they said in an … Continue reading

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Docked: Lime hire bike trial is abandoned after just six months

JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, on another failed council initiative The 12-month trial in Croydon of Lime bikes, the dockless hire bicycles equipped with electric motors, has been abandoned before reaching the halfway stage. Senior Town Hall sources suggest that an … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Crime, Croydon Council, Cycling, East Croydon, Lime bicycles, Stuart King, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Empty promises and puppet candidates shape Fairfield vote

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, crunches the numbers ahead of the next Croydon polling day Labour look to be on course to win the election. No, not the Christmas General Election which Prime Minister Boris Johnson may or may not … Continue reading

Posted in Caragh Skipper, Croydon Central, Esther Sutton, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Jose Joseph, Mary Croos, Niro Sirisena, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Interest hike squeezes Brick by Brick’s speculative schemes

The Tory government’s obstinate fixation to drive the country off a Brexit cliff-edge at the end of October is driving down the value of the pound and causing massive problems for industry. Especially in construction – which could mean very … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boxpark, Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Colonnades, Croydon Council, Croydon Park Hotel, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Adonis joins Croydon MP’s 5-year-old campaign for Zone 4

Former Labour transport minister Andrew Adonis has backed calls from a Croydon MP and local businesses to re-zone East Croydon and West Croydon Stations, to make it cheaper to travel between the city centre and the south London borough. Lord … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Commuting, Croydon BID, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Sarah Jones MP, TfL, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 days of disruption with tram and Addiscombe road closures

From this Friday, more than half of the Croydon tram network will be shut down, and buses in and around Addiscombe and Shirley will undergo considerable re-routing over a 10-day period, as Transport for London undertakes major civil engineering work … Continue reading

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Be in the Vanguard for a hike from Croydon to the south coast

In the middle of the hottest of heatwaves, KEN TOWL set off from East Croydon for the sea. He travelled not by train, but on foot along the Vanguard Way I am looking at a plaque on the side of … Continue reading

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79% object to bus route changes – but TfL go ahead with cuts

Building works around the Whitgift Centre will see eight bus routes shortened to avoid  driving through Croydon town centre Transport for London last night confirmed that they are to press ahead with cuts to most of the bus routes serving … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Commuting, East Croydon, TfL, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Unhappy tenants say they’re ready to quit loss-making Boxpark

It’s not been a great week for Boozepark. Then again, nor has it been great for Croydon Council, either, as it was they who provided a £3million loan and more than £400,000 in hand-outs of public money to help get … Continue reading

Posted in Boxpark, Business, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Jo Negrini, Property, Pubs, Restaurants, Ruskin Square, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dockless scheme launched as Croydon stays in bike slow lane

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, finds the council adding a dash of Lime to its otherwise questionable green credentials Just as the rest of the country appears to be abandoning dockless bicycle hire schemes, Croydon Council has belatedly jumped aboard … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Bikes, Business, Community associations, Commuting, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, East Croydon, Lime bicycles, TfL, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

East Croydon pub hit with £180,000 fine over mouse droppings

The Porter and Sorter, next to East Croydon Station, has been fined £180,000 plus costs for failing to maintain adequate food hygiene standards. The pub, which is popular with Crystal Palace fans seeking a pre-match pint and burger, was visited … Continue reading

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Twin towers disruption forces bishop’s staff to move offices

Even God’s work can’t tolerate the building development going on in Croydon town centre any longer. Staff working for the Bishop of Croydon have been forced to move out of their office in St Matthew’s House on George Street because … Continue reading

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Trams union warns of ‘summer of strikes’ over pensions

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on the increasingly bitter dispute between staff and management over pensions for tram drivers The trades union representing Croydon’s tram drivers has handed the network’s management notice of three days of strikes next month: Wednesday … Continue reading

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Network Rail buys derelict Royal Mail depot at East Croydon

The old Royal Mail building and Volkswagen site next to East Croydon Station have been bought by Network Rail, as part of plans, as they put it, “to unblock the London-to-Brighton railway bottleneck”. The former sorting office site has had … Continue reading

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Ruskin Square and Westfield in battle to secure Home Office

Multi-billion-pound developments in central Croydon could be forced to go head-to-head in a battle to secure the Home Office as tenants for their office buildings. According to a report published this morning by Property Week magazine, the Home Office is … Continue reading

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