Tag Archives: New Addington

Shirley shome mishtake: boundary review keeps Barwell happy

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest recommendations for Croydon’s parliamentary seats from the Boundary Commissioners, just published Croydon gets to keep three parliamentary constituencies under proposals published today by the Boundary Commission. But the Commissioners have surely delivered what the Tories’ … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 General Election, Bromley Council, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell MP, Lambeth Council, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Shirley, Steve Reed MP, Waddon, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Borough boundary changes set up councillor re-selections

The political map of Croydon is about to be re-drawn – literally – over the next few weeks. And key changes to the number of borough councillors and the lay-out of the borough’s wards could deal a serious reverse to … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Chris Philp MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Make a splash with council’s free swimming offer for under-16s

Free summer swimming for under-16s is available at all of Croydon Council’s leisure centres for the six weeks of the schools’ summer holidays. As well as free swimming there will be crash courses for those new to the water, and … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Foundation sport and homework sessions

Posted in Activities, Addiscombe, Charity, Community associations, Crystal Palace FC, Education, Football, New Addington, Shirley, Sport | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Council’s parks contractor is ‘surprised that the grass grows’

A Croydon councillor has today criticised the council’s parks contractor, saying that Quadron has been “surprised that the grass grows”. Many of the borough’s parks and open spaces have not undergone a routine grass cutting over the spring. But this … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Croydon parks, Environment, Fieldway, Lloyd Park, New Addington, Quadron, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Brenda Kirby cancer charity Fun Walk, New Addington, Jul 10

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Murder on the dance floor as Newman checks who’s in step

Ignore the pointless “debate” on the EU referendum and badly sung versions of Land of Hope and Glory. Monday’s council meeting was in fact a thinly disguised contest to judge the performances in the Town Hall chamber of some of … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Kathy Bee, Mark Watson, Mayor of London, Nathan Elvery, Oliver Lewis, Sadiq Khan, South Norwood, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Vidhi Mohan, Wayne Lawlor, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Council offers free online training to help autism awareness

An online autism awareness training package has been developed by Croydon Council and was launched to coincide with World Autism Awareness Week. The package is useful to anyone interested in understanding the condition. It provides useful and practical ways of … Continue reading

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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, URV, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Super Dads Saturday, New Addington, Apr 2

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Newman hands Tories another gift over Council Tax

WALTER CRONXITE examines the budget options likely to be laid out before Monday’s cabinet meeting and at the full council meeting the following week It’s all over bar the shouting, and there’s sure to be some of that in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Chris Philp MP, Council Tax, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, New Addington, Simon Hall, Surrey, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

NHS ‘engagement’ on GP hubs leaves us all with a nose bleed

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Amid the mounting controversy about the effectiveness of the NHS’s 111 phone line service and junior doctors working all hours and over weekends, the local CCG – Clinical Commissioning Group – has been putting forward a case for … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon CCG, Croydon South, Health, Mayday Hospital, New Addington, Purley, Purley Hospital, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fairness Commission report recommends Council Tax rise

Croydon’s Labour-run council should take full advantage of Tory Chancellor Gideon Osborne’s recent decision to allow a 2 per cent increase on Council Tax towards paying for adult social care. That’s a key recommendation in the final report of the … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop of Croydon, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon FSB, CVA, Fairness Commission, Hannah Miller, Health, Housing, New Addington | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Having a ‘mare: Newman could use chance for a reshuffle

Punch and Judy’s back on at the Town Hall tomorrow night, with the latest full meeting of the council. Nothing of note is likely to be decided. Little of real interest will be announced. That’s transparent and accountable democracy in … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Bernadette Khan, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, John Wentworth, Louisa Woodley, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mike Selva, New Addington, Patricia Hay-Justice, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 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.

Posted in Carole Bonner, Fieldway, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Simon Hall | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Drug den in New Addington council flat took months to close

Croydon Council has issued a press release today which underlines that, even with support from the police and court action, it can take at least seven months for those using a council flat as a drug den, causing constant nuisance … Continue reading

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Boundary change won’t cut £6m cost of top-heavy Town Hall

All change! But as WALTER CRONXITE reports, Croydon’s Labour group won’t be lobbying for any real reform of democracy in the borough, and instead will just shore-up their own self-interest The Croydon Council elections in 2018 will be fought with … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croham, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Fieldway, Heathfield, Kenley, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Upper Norwood, Waddon, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Croydon Harriers want to get New Addington on the run

A new group for runners is being established in New Addington, just in time for people to start their London Marathon preparations. Croydon Harriers Atlanta Drummond and Ernie Hann are the group’s co-leaders. The running sessions will be held every … Continue reading

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Croydon’s under-9s land sponsorship from… the Freemasons

In what could be a unique sponsorship deal, Croydon FC’s under-9s took to the pitch for their match this weekend with their shirts emblazoned with the regalia of a secretive society, the Freemasons. The area’s oldest non-league club has accepted … Continue reading

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