Tag Archives: Fieldway

Council housing company appoints director with Qatari links

There are reasons why local authorities resort to setting up separate companies to perform some council functions. Transparency is not one of them, reports our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES Croydon Council has appointed a director of lighting contractor Skanska and … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Broad Green, Colm Lacey, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Fieldway, Heathfield, Housing, Jo Negrini, Kenley, London-wide issues, New Addington, Planning, Shirley North, URV, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

House on King Henry’s Drive lights up New Addington

A house on King Henry’s Drive has been declared the winner of the 2015 New Addington best Christmas lights display.

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Residents say that Selsdon Bog in the Box is taking the pee

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a Tardis? No! It’s the Bog in the Box! This chronic eye-sore appeared last weekend, as if by magic, plonked right in the middle of a residential area,  on Court … Continue reading

Posted in Addington, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Environment, Fieldway, New Addington, Planning, Selsdon & Ballards, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Fewer than 30 attend BNP’s shabby charade on Central Parade

It seems that the widespread support being claimed by the bigots of the BNP for a campaign they are running in New Addington is as non-existent as the plans to build a mosque on which it is based. Fewer than … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Croydon Central, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Simon Hall, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Addington centre refuses to stage BNP meeting

Organisers – including at least one member of the British National Party – who wanted to hold a meeting in New Addington on Sunday have been told that they will not now be able to stage their event in the … Continue reading

Posted in Addington Residents' Association, Church and religions, Community associations, Croydon Central, Fieldway, New Addington | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour and Tories condemn ‘hate-driven’ BNP campaign

In a rare demonstration of cross-party unity in Croydon for the benefit of the locals, four Labour councillors have today come together with a local Tory MP and Conservative London Assembly Member to condemn a “hate-driven” anti-Muslim campaign in New … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Croydon Central, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell, London Assembly, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Simon Hall, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Telegraph poll suggests UKIP poised to win Town Hall seats

The results of a national opinion poll, published yesterday, suggest strongly that UKIP might yet manage to get at least one councillor elected to Croydon Council on May 22, which could hand them the balance of power for the next … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Fairfield, Fieldway, New Addington, Peter Staveley, Robert King, Shirley North, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Budget-busting 25 quid bribe ignores Croydon’s £1bn debt

Have you received your Council Tax bill this week? Wonder how Croydon Council can afford to pay out £25 to residents? With the Town Hall having accumulated £1 billion debt in the last eight years, SIMON HALL, pictured, says that, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Fieldway, Fly tipping, Housing, Mike Fisher, Refuse collection, Simon Hall, Steve O'Connell, Street lighting, URV, Youth Services | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

100 days to go: UKIP names its Town Hall election candidates

With 100 days to go until Croydon’s local elections on May 22, UKIP has revealed the names of 17 candidates for wards in Croydon Central and South. UKIP has never had a councillor elected to Croydon Council, but 2014 may … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2014 council elections, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Fairfield, Fieldway, Heathfield, Kenley, New Addington, Purley, Sanderstead, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley North, South Croydon, Waddon, Winston McKenzie, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Complaint filed over Woodley’s New Addington selection

A complaint has been filed with Labour’s London region office over the selection of candidates to stand in New Addington ward at next May’s local council elections, Inside Croydon has learned. But the complaint does not involve the somewhat premature … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Clive Fraser, David Wood, Fairfield, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Paul Smith, Thornton Heath, Tony Pearson, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Addington councillor Ayres announces retirement plan

George Ayres, the Labour councillor for New Addington, is to retire before the local elections next year. Ayres celebrated his 68th birthday earlier this month, and has advised the local Labour party that he will not be seeking nomination for … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Carole Bonner, Fieldway, George Ayres, New Addington, Simon Hall, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tory council candidate lashes out at “fecking” government

Jayne Laville, who in 2010 ran for election to the council for the Conservatives alongside Gavin Barwell’s successful parliamentary campaign in Croydon Central, has turned to social media to vent her frustrations with the way politics, to her mind, isn’t … Continue reading

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Fieldway and Heathfield grieve for death of PC Mark Parsons

This announcement was received last night from Rob Atkin, the acting borough commander: It is with immense regret and sadness that I have to announce the death of a serving Croydon police officer. PC Mark Parsons, who was only 43 … Continue reading

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Redundancy costs could burden Upper Norwood library trust

Another offering for the bulging file of “Croydon Council Adds Insult to Injury” comes from the splendid News from Crystal Palace site, which reports that leading figures at our Town Hall are seriously considering burdening any community trust which takes … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Education, Lambeth Council, Libraries, Steve Hollands, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council to close New Addington library in September

Inside Croydon has received reports that staff at the Croydon Adult Learning And Training – CALAT – in New Addington have been told that the planned move of the local library into their building will take place in September. The … Continue reading

Posted in CALAT, Carole Bonner, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Education, Fieldway, George Ayres, Libraries, New Addington, Simon Hall, Youth Services | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Generosity shows money can work for good in New Addington

The trouble with Secret Millionaire, says STEVEN DOWNES, is it’s a bit like Christmas  when you know how the presents get placed under the tree Channel 4 was once innovative and exciting, a fresh new channel that offered a true … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Charity, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Education, Fieldway, New Addington, Pubs | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Two Labour councillors in Croydon face the chop

What is it about senior Croydon Council figures and their hair? Last week we unveiled Croydon CEO’s Jon Rouse’s Movember moustache. Now, news reaches us of a Children In Need stunt by two Labour councillors, Wayne Lawlor and Simon Hall, … Continue reading

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