Tag Archives: London Road

Wok fire leaves London Road restaurant badly damaged

Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters were called to a restaurant on London Road in Croydon yesterday, after oil in a wok caught fire, heating a steel extractor hood and setting light to the building’s timber frame. No one … Continue reading

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Five roads are to be closed under emergency covid measures

Five Croydon roads are to be closed to motor traffic from Sunday under special coronavirus emergency legislation, in efforts to make streets more pedestrian and cyclist-friendly and to open up new cycle routes for use by key workers riding bikes … Continue reading

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Wider pavements and slower cars: King makes road changes

The council has announced a range of measures on the streets in West Croydon and Woodside to assist social distancing for pedestrians, improve road conditions for cycling, while suspending parking bays and announcing the intention of enforcing speed restrictions on … Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower and the impact on communities, CVA, Sep 20

Off The Record Youth Counselling service, in association with the Croydon BME Forum, is staging a panel discussion next week on the impact on the community response to last year’s Grenfell fire in north London, which claimed the lives of … Continue reading

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Elders Coffee Morning, CVA Resource Centre, Nov 16

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Photographer Pooten delivers a prized talk at Forum

World-famous photographer Holger Pooten provided an inspiring talk, and raffle prizes, at the latest Croydon Photography Forum this week. Pooten gave an engaging and informative presentation on his work, personal projects and inspirations. His fascination with transitional moments and destruction … Continue reading

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London Road Carnival, July 19

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Councils too lazy and prejudiced to help small businesses

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Three years after the London riots, with many small businesses still awaiting compensation, in response to our feature about the forgotten residents and businesses of West Croydon, ROD DAVIES argues that our borough council fails to properly serve … Continue reading

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Memories of Malcolm Wicks, MP who gave people a real voice

My Life, the autobiography of the late Croydon North MP, Malcolm Wicks, is published today. Exclusively here, ALISON BUTLER, who managed his constituency office for more than 20 years, writes of how his memory still brings a fond smile Although … Continue reading

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Abandon Ship: West Croydon locals lament pub closure

ROBERT CANNING on the closure of another much-loved Croydon local, the Ship of Fools Croydon’s pub-goers are well used to seeing their locals closed and boarded up or turned into flats or supermarkets. Yesterday, it was the turn of JD … Continue reading

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Busy Boris means business with £5.7m streets scheme

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Mayor of London has stepped in again to clear a path – and several roads – for the £1.5 billion Hammersfield development, or “Croydon Partnership” as Westfield and Hammerson call it. DAVID CALLAM advises existing businesses on … Continue reading

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£1.5m gym opens offering easy rates for exercise

Bit by bit, some things are coming together. Thus, opening on London Road, West Croydon, in the past couple of weeks, is easyGym, where £1.5 million has been spent on refurbishment and equipment at the site of the Fitness First … Continue reading

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Churches appeal for help with Croydon homeless

With the uncaring and callous approach to Croydon’s homeless by our council being highlighted by the BBC for a second time in the space of a couple of months, this time on Panorama, it is unsurprising that churches and faith … Continue reading

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Mead’s solution to housing crisis: evict whistleblowers

Croydon’s housing crisis is so desperate that the council is scouring its property portfolio to find rooms to convert into temporary living space for the borough’s homeless. The announcement came in written answers at the Town Hall that also revealed … Continue reading

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Croydon’s CEO refuses to allow press to attend public meeting

Only in the dystopian, secretive world of Croydon in 2012 could an open meeting begin with a public servant, the £248,000 council chief executive, demanding that the press must leave. That’s exactly what happened yesterday at a West Croydon Community … Continue reading

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Improve Your Health workshops: Nov 21, Dec 12

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Slow recovery after riots forces jewellers to cut jobs

8/8 ONE YEAR ON: At least one shop on London Road has had to accept a lower compensation figure just to be able to open its shutters once again, writes ANDREW PELLING Mithus jewellers in London Road was completely trashed … Continue reading

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“Masked youths were looking over front walls for loose bricks”

8/8 One Year On: Another Inside Croydon reader, JAN PODSIADLY, recalls what happened on his street off London Road 12 months ago I live in West Croydon just by the London Road and I found it very uncomfortable to be … Continue reading

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Looters’ “stash” discovered at end of South Croydon garden

8/8 One Year On: ANDREW DICKINSON, from South Croydon, recalls the shock and anger that he felt a year ago, and how some of the goods stolen during the looting were discovered close to home On the night of August … Continue reading

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A year after the riots, the Hassans still wait compensation

8/8 One Year On: ANDREW PELLING has revisited some of the victims of last year’s riots. The neglect he has discovered is shocking A little more than 11 months ago Mumtaz and Mujahida Hassan were hopeful that they would soon … Continue reading

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Struggling to understand why you’d burn out your neighbours

8/8 One Year On: As we approach the anniversary of the London riots, we will be publishing readers’ and contributors’ memories of that darkest of nights, their views and hopes for the future. One year on, local political figure SHASHA … Continue reading

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The menace of the masked mob on the night of riots

8/8 One Year On: As we approach the anniversary of the London riots, we will be publishing readers’ and contributors’ memories of that darkest of nights, their views and  hopes for the future. ANTHONY MILLER, an East Croydon-based comedy promoter, … Continue reading

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Suspicious fire at London Road flats under investigation

On the evening after the Olympic Flame passed along London Road, there was another sign of what some fear suggests the sort of criminal behaviour that led to rioting in Croydon 12 months ago. Two appliances and a command unit … Continue reading

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The day a flaming torch on London Road was a good thing

Yesterday’s visit of the Olympic Torch to Croydon was widely acclaimed as a terrific success, with thousands coming out on to the streets for what was only a briefest of glimpses of something which is supposed to symbolise the spirit … Continue reading

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London Road traders going bust over riot insurance delays

Business owners from London Road – probably the area worst affected by the riots in Croydon last August – took to the streets on Thursday with their brooms and spray guns. More than 50 local traders were joined by residents, … Continue reading

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