Tag Archives: Waddon

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

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Purley Way air quality figures that are sure to leave you gasping

Earlier this month, Inside Croydon reported how the council’s planning committee had granted permission for a 540-pupil primary school to be built alongside one of the busiest – and most polluting – arterial roads in the capital, the A23 Purley … Continue reading

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Council planning committee approves primary school build alongside one of London’s most badly polluted roads

Croydon Council’s planning committee last night granted approval for a school, for children as young as five, to be built alongside one of the most polluted roads in London, the A23 Purley Way. Official air quality readings in the past … Continue reading

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Howard Primary Easter Egg-travaganza, Mar 18

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Closures planned as Flyover requires ‘essential repairs’

Major road works are planned for the Croydon Flyover later this month, including the replacement of damaged expansion joints at the eastern end of the A232 arterial route into Croydon – where it leads on to Duppas Hill Road. The … Continue reading

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Labour splits in Croydon undermine Khan’s Mayor’s bid

WALTER CRONXITE on rumblings of discontent within local Labour The visit of Labour’s London Mayoral hopeful, Sadiq Khan, to Croydon on Saturday exposed again the north-south divide, not only within the borough’s red and blue areas, but also the growing … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Ashburton, Coulsdon, Croydon South, London Assembly, Marina Ahmad, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan MP, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Homes to be sacrificed as part of TfL’s Purley Way proposals

Transport for London today confirmed that they have abandoned the £85 million Boris Flyover scheme they proposed for the A232 Croydon Road where it meets the Purley Way. Instead, they want to widen a road bridge over the railway line … Continue reading

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Reeves Corner gardening working party, Feb 14

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Council officer leaves full activity programme at Wandle Park

Wandle Park has issued an updated list of the activities and shows being put on there over the coming months. The revised listing, reproduced in full below, was one of the last actions of Tom Smith as the council’s much-appreciated … Continue reading

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Any way the wind blows, doesn’t really matter to Tory Thomas

If anyone sees Croydon Tory councillor Phil Thomas, can they give him a copy of this chart please? The chart shows how the fall-out – because that’s what it will be – of toxic particulates from the Beddington Lane incinerator … Continue reading

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Ticket offices at 11 railway stations face possible closure

Ticket offices serving a total of 27 million passengers a year at 11 railway stations in Croydon and Sutton are under threat of closure. Commuters, already fed up with spiraling ticket prices and delayed and over-crowded trains, risk seeing their … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Commuting, Coulsdon, Mayor of London, Norbury, Purley, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Sutton Council, Thornton Heath, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

We can expand Duppas Hill Park and still improve the roads

CROYDON COMMENTARY: This week, in an answer at Mayor’s Question Time, Boris Johnson gave the firmest indication yet that Transport for London has abandoned plans for a £85 million flyover on the A232 across Waddon Station. But as TfL delays … 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

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Harris seek head for school lacking planning permission

GENE BRODIE, education correspondent, on the latest non-development of an over-sized “academy” proposed for one of the most polluted stretches of road in Croydon The Harris Federation, which already operates several schools in Croydon, has started advertising for a head … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon South, Education, Harris Primary Purley Way, Planning, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Schools, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon owes a debt to War and Peace author Tolstoy

JONNY BROGDALE on how 19th century philanthropy turned a landmark local pub into a hostel and helped to feed the poor, all paid for by sales of some of the world’s most famous books The good folk of Croydon watching … Continue reading

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Council seizes vans from operators suspected of major fly-tips

Vans seized by the council after they were connected to conducting illegal tipping may have been owned by groups of travellers who are suspected of dumping mounds of rubbish in Croydon’s parks and open spaces over the past three years. … Continue reading

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Wandle Park free event: Ghost Walk, Mar 26

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The miracle of post-Christmas, as trees sprout on our streets

And Lo! It came to pass that, one week after Twelfth Night, the streets of the little town of Croydon, outside the city walls of London, dideth beginneth to sprouteth Christmas trees. It was as if a host of angels … Continue reading

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Croydon Railway Walk, Wandle Park, Mar 13

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Wandle Park’s community gardeners will dig in this Sunday

Wandle Park’s community garden will be staging its first session of the year this Sunday, from 10am until noon.

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