Tag Archives: Lansdowne Road

42 evacuated as candle causes Lansdowne Road flat blaze

Some 42 people had to be evacuated when fire broke out in a building in central Croydon last night, prompting the London Fire Brigade to issue another warning about the dangers of careless use of candles. A small part of … Continue reading

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Unconnected Croydon II: Christmas festival’s damp squib

A beautiful, seasonal Christmas festival. Pictured above, though, is Nuernberg in Germany, where such winter feasts have been staged for centuries, in town squares, all well-lit and with Gluehwein and sausage to warm the cockles. Which is not quite the … Continue reading

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Unconnected Croydon: street party prompts rushed road works

Just a few hours before the so-called “Connected Croydon” PR stunt that is spending cash from the riot recovery fund to celebrate the opening of the £22 million pedestrian Bridge to Nowhere at East Croydon Station, and workmen were working frantically on Lansdowne … Continue reading

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Riot money splurged to celebrate the Bridge to Nowhere

Croydon Council is spending public money on a party tomorrow night. There will be food. There will be drink. There will be fireworks! It does not seem to have occurred to anyone that the spending of riot recovery money in … Continue reading

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Renaissance man who’s under-cutting rents across London

Renaissance, the five-storey office block on Dingwall Road, close to East Croydon railway station, opened last week, offering office space at one-fifth of the cost of rates in the West End, Canary Wharf and the City of London, according to … Continue reading

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Wellesley Road scheme offers traffic chaos for years to come

According to a survey published recently, Wellesley Road in central Croydon is the eighth most congested road in the capital. Not satisfied with that, Croydon Council’s cabinet of senior councillors, together with Transport for London, seem intent on getting Wellesley … Continue reading

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Alexandra House offers a bright new future for vulnerable

A new building will be opening for business next month. Here, LEE BUSS explains why South London YMCA is important for some of Croydon’s most vulnerable people At South London YMCA, we have been providing community services in Croydon for … Continue reading

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Lansdowne Road Residents: meet the councillors

Following from the meeting of local residents with Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell earlier this month, the Lansdowne Road Residents’ Association is to stage another meeting next week – this time hosted in the local YMCA. The meeting will be … Continue reading

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Lansdowne residents’ meeting fears a Fitze-up job on YMCA

DIAMOND GEEZER reports from another Croydon residents’ open meeting which ward councillors did not manage to attend A meeting on Thursday night heard how local residents from around Lansdowne Road in central Croydon “feel abandoned by the council”. Signal of … Continue reading

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Gavin Barwell MP to attend public meeting, Thu June 7

Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central, is to attend a public meeting for residents living in the area around Lansdowne Road this Thursday, June 7, from 6pm.

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Lansdowne Hotel steps in to host St Patrick’s Day celebration

The Irish-run Lansdowne Hotel is stepping in to replace Croydon Council to provide a suitable St Patrick’s Day celebration for the people of Croydon.

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