Tag Archives: East Croydon

It’s ok not to be ok: East Croydon station gets the message

Commuters using East Croydon station this morning will have seen their route to the platforms made more colourful by a series of artful messages, installed by Govia Thameslink Railway across some of its busiest transport hubs today – Suicide Prevention … Continue reading

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Train operators offer advice for travelling in the ‘new normal’

 During this coronavirus pandemic, not everyone works in No10 and can just drive to Barnard Castle when they fancy a day out. But as lockdown measures are eased, and there’s a gradual return to work for some, railway operators … Continue reading

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Planning officials warn of coronavirus risks of co-living towers

A south London council has raised the alarm about the deadly health risks inherent from high-density tower blocks offering “co-living” accommodation, in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the need for social distancing. The concerns aired in Wandsworth over a … Continue reading

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Croydon’s oldest society is walking and talking towards 150

As it approaches its own historical milestone next year, when it will celebrate its 150th anniversary, the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society is stepping out on another series of fascinating walks and talks exploring the wonders around us. Originally … Continue reading

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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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Croydon Life Drawing Group, East Croydon, Jan 26

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All change, as TfL consults on two bus routes for Cane Hill

Hold very tight please… our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, has news of more changes to local bus services Transport for London public consultations are a bit like their buses… you wait for ages for one, and then two come along … Continue reading

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Railway plans could blight Selhurst properties for five years

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on first reactions to proposals for infrastucture works to unblock the Croydon Bottleneck Homes and properties along Gloucester Road, the Tait Road industrial estate, Swan Close and Lambert’s Place all seem likely to be subject … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: One house, nine bins. Is this a record?

Someone needs to call in Ross and Norris McWhirter. Or Roy Castle. Or whoever it is that runs the Guinness Book of Records these days. Is this a record-breaker? This one house in East Croydon has NINE wheelie bins. Surely … Continue reading

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Allianz is looking for Croydon charities to form a 2019 alliance

One of the town centre’s biggest businesses, Allianz, has launched a search for its 2019 local charity partner as part of its commitment to giving back to the community. Allianz Partners UK employs around 500 people at their George Street … Continue reading

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Burned – Friends of the Earth screening, East Croydon, Sep 18

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Govia refuse to attend scrutiny meeting to discuss rail chaos

The chair of Croydon Council’s scrutiny committee has expressed his “strong disappointment” to Govia Thameslink Railway at their failure to send anyone to tonight’s Town Hall meeting that is to look at the chaos affecting tens of thousands of Croydon … Continue reading

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It’s Meltdown Monday as Southern’s new train timetable bites

Entirely predictably, Govia Thameslink, the operators in charge of Southern train services, have caused complete chaos with their new timetable, as our transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports No one needed to study the works of Nostradamus to predict the train … Continue reading

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South Norwood photographer’s night vision wins plaudits

A South Norwood-based architectural photographer, with a night-time image of a famous symbol of Croydon, has been named among five winners of Dark Corners, a competition run by the British Journal of Photography with the Museum of London. Christopher Hope-Fitch, … Continue reading

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It’s official: East Croydon has the worst train service in Britain

Commuters on the 09.24 Caterham to Victoria, stopping at Purley, South Croydon and East Croydon along the way, won’t need telling this, and probably would rather not be reminded of this, either, but they are officially enduring the worst train … Continue reading

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#SouthernFail: Victoria night services to be axed permanently

JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, on the latest, inevitable erosion of rail services by stealth for Croydon Southern Railway’s effort to reduce services out of Victoria on the Brighton line, via East Croydon, will take another big step forward at noon … Continue reading

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TfL consults New Addington over tram service reductions

Transport for London, which abandoned its immediate plans for altering the tram service from New Addington because they had failed to consult the public, has started to consult the public on its plans. The TfL changes will see passengers from … Continue reading

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Residents associations in dispute over latest one-way scheme

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports on the latest diversion for traffic coming down the road in East Croydon Road users in Addiscombe can prepare themselves for a third change to the one-way system in the area in barely 18 months, … Continue reading

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Walking and talking through science and history with CNHSS

CNHSS – the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society – starts its 2017-2018 programme tomorrow with a walk in the countryside, to be followed with its usual full and fascinating programme of talks and studies over the coming six months. … Continue reading

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#Southernfail: There’s no need to cancel night trains

Suspicions mount over the true reason behind Southern withdrawing overnight trains from Victoria to East Croydon, as our transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports There has never been any real need to cancel all though-the-night train services between Victoria and East … Continue reading

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Occasional Voices charity winter concert, East Croydon, Nov 18

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Atlanta barbecue joint to heat up tired old East Croydon pub

The signs are going up outside the old Cricketers pub on Addiscombe Road: “Under New Attitude”. Miss P’s Barbecue, which until now has operated as a pop-up street food venture, has taken over the venue, not far from East Croydon … Continue reading

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#SavetheGlam: Strong support for pub’s community value

An application to have a 190-year-old pub building near East Croydon Station declared as an Asset of Community Value will be submitted to Croydon Council tomorrow. More than 40 people turned out to express their concern for the fate of … Continue reading

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More rail disruption around London Bridge next month

Rail passengers using London Bridge, Waterloo East or Charing Cross will have to make alternative arrangements for eight days over the August Bank Holiday period, as Network Rail continues its rebuilding of London Bridge station and the surrounding railway. Between … Continue reading

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Commuters to get their day in court over #SouthernFail

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on the latest twist in the legal battle between the public and the Government The commuter campaign group ABC – the Association of British Commuters – is to get its day in court at the Royal … Continue reading

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