Tag Archives: New Addington

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 MP, 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

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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.

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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

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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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Town Hall to have own architects department once again

Croydon Council is to recreate its own, in-house architects’ department. According to a report in Architects’ Journal, the council architects will be used to design housing schemes across the borough. “The move bucks the trend of recent decades, which has … Continue reading

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Croydon rocks? Well, only if we need new lavatories for dogs

There’s recycling. And then there’s regurgitating. As in vomiting up a really bad idea… Croydon Council, having removed the notorious 20 boulders of New Addington, have managed to come up with an idea to dispose of them which is, if … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Art, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Environment, Nathan Elvery, New Addington, Purley, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Open day and guided nature walk, Hutchinson’s Bank, July 19

Discover the butterflies of the chalkland downland near New Addington this Sunday on a London Wildlife Trust guided walk. Hutchinson’s Bank is home to 28 butterfly species – and on this informative guided walk, you can marvel at marbled whites … Continue reading

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Memories of Brenda Kirby help raise funds for cancer centre

It was Brenda Kirby Weekend in Croydon, with ceremonies for the former councillor at Heathfield House and fund-raising in New Addington for the Cancer Care Centre that carries her name. Brenda Kirby died last year, her life celebrated with a … Continue reading

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Libraries are bricking it over introduction of Lego clubs

They call it “building on the lessons learned in the classroom”. Geddit??! Over the summer holidays, Croydon’s libraries will be trying to attract local children by offering them the chance to play with Lego. Given that the management of Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Night of the short knives as Newman sacks chief whip Ryan

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Twix bar and a copy of the Racing Post, offers the inside information on what passes for a reshuffle at the Town Hall It was the sort of “hit” that … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Humayun Kabir, Manju Shahul Hameed, Oliver Lewis, Pat Ryan, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sherwan Chowdhury, Simon Hall, Stephen Mann, Tony Newman, Upper Norwood, Waddon, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments