Tag Archives: Waddon

Royal Mail struggling to deliver 3rd class service in Croydon

The cost of a first-class stamp may have recently been increased to £1.25 – or £1.95 for a “large” letter – but the service delivered by the Royal Mail for households across much of Croydon has deteriorated to the point … Continue reading

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Tories U-turn as they look at re-opening borough’s rat runs

Long-standing road closures which have often provided welcome  traffic calming measures for decades could be under threat in the latest move by an increasingly desperate Prime Minister, reports JEREMY CLACKSON,  transport correspondent Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister, is refusing to … Continue reading

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Tory MP urges public to lobby over rail ticket office closures

There are more ticket office closures planned for Croydon South than for any other constituency in Croydon and Sutton. As many as 11 stations in the area are under threat of closure under the controversial proposals. And now the MP … Continue reading

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100 firefighters take six hours to get waste blaze under control

More than 100 firefighters were called out and residents living close to the Purley Way advised to keep their windows closed due to smoke, as a waste fire at commercial premises on Imperial Way blazed through the night. Fifteen fire … Continue reading

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Arson, vandalism, neglect: our parks abandoned to their fate

The ill-informed and tiresome calls from the borough’s third-rate politicians of “cut the grass” ignores modern and ecologically sound approaches to the maintenance of our parks and public open spaces. “No mow May” is a thing, and has been shown … Continue reading

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Future sporting stars get £500 boost from GLL Foundation

Greenwich Leisure, the council’s leisure and sports facilities contractor, has made awards to 84 young Croydon residents “to help them along their sporting journey”. Grants of up to £500 – mostly in the form of free passes to public-owned facilities … Continue reading

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Deceit over ticket office closures is taking all of us for a ride

Any claim that the closure of ticket offices on our railways will somehow improve passenger service is intended to mislead, says ANDREW FISHER Yesterday’s announcement by the privatised rail industry of the plans to close almost 1,000 ticket offices across … Continue reading

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Another night, another Croydon stabbing: Nottingham Road

The Metropolitan Police is investigating another Croydon stabbing. This latest incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning, following the bank holiday, with the police responding to reports of an attack at around 1.30am on Nottingham Road in South … Continue reading

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Police name Waddon teen in Pawsons Road murder probe

The second teenager charged with last week’s Pawsons Road murder of Lucas Sutton has been named by police as Keahn Williams, 19, from Waddon. Williams was arrested in the West Midlands on Saturday. He was also charged with possession of … Continue reading

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Measure the effectiveness of councillors, not just the casework

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our report on councillors’ casework and the volume of residents’ enquiries they handle is only a very limited way of measuring their effectiveness, according to ROBERT CANNING (pictured left). He’s even done an equation to prove it… Your … Continue reading

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Bellway’s lido plans take a nose dive as permission is refused

Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on how things have not gone swimmingly for one of the country’s biggest housebuilders as its plans for 180 homes by Purley Way playing fields have gone down the plughole Croydon Council’s professional planners, after encouraging … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Housing, Joy Prince, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Purley Way, Purley Way Lido, Robert Canning, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Busy Waddon road sealed off by police over suspicious vehicle

UPDATED 1pm: Epsom Road in Waddon was sealed off for nine hours this morning, as the police dealt with an incident involving a suspicious vehicle, reportedly involved in an attempted kidnapping. A man in his 30s was reported to have … Continue reading

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Meeting over Council Tax hike over-subscribed within hours

CROYDON IN CRISIS: All places at a public Q&A session about the Tory Mayor’s 15% Council Tax increase were snapped up within hours of being released – even though the council gave the event little publicity. By STEVEN DOWNES An … Continue reading

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Purley Way vets’ practice expands to meet growing demand

A vets’ practice in Waddon has added new consulting rooms and a larger theatre space enabling the team to care for more pets. Companion Care Croydon, part of the Pets At Home store at Waddon Goods Yard, off the Purley … Continue reading

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The ‘Croydon Factor’ could yet damage Labour MPs’ prospects

CROYDON IN CRISIS: With the party flying high in the polls nationally, Labour’s London region staged a conference over the weekend where the mood was bullish as the implosion of the Tory government and its tax dodgers continues. But for … Continue reading

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Labour’s ‘toxic legacy’ in Croydon proving hard to shake off

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Around the country, the Tories are in retreat thanks to the failings of their three Prime Ministers. But not in Croydon, where they face a neutered opposition, as political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports In London and in … Continue reading

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Ex-porn baron strips Croydon’s planners of all arguments

The council planning department’s feeble case over the Heath Clark playing fields in Waddon has been thrown out by an unimpressed Planning Inspector, who ruled in favour of David Sullivan’s property company. By BARRATT HOLMES, housing correspondent One of the … Continue reading

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Fuel crisis takes grip of borough leisure centres’ opening times

Times are tough. Now Croydon’s leisure centres and swimming pools – owned by the cash-strapped council and operated for them by Greenwich Leisure – are reducing their opening hours because they can’t afford the steepling costs of heating the buildings, … Continue reading

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£81,000 part-time Mayor takes on yet another directorship

Almost three months since he was appointed to the board of the town centre’s Business Improvement District, creating ‘clear conflicts of interests’, Jason Perry’s declarations have yet to be updated by the council. By KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter … Continue reading

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Merton councillor gets the nod onto Croydon South shortlist

And then there were four… Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on Labour’s shortlist for the ‘must-win’ Croydon South constituency Being parachuted in from the north of the borough with endorsements from Starmer shadow cabinet member Steve Reed OBE and Stuart King, … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon West, Croydon North, Croydon South, Old Coulsdon, Paul Waddell, Purley, Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown, Sanderstead, South Croydon, Steve Reed MP, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cold-hearted Perry refuses to open warm banks in Croydon

More than half of local councils in England are planning “warm spaces”, where people can shelter from the cold this winter amid soaring energy costs. But not in Croydon, where the borough’s cold-hearted Mayor, Jason Perry, has decided that the … Continue reading

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Croydon South’s Labour contender gets backing from MP Reed

Will they ever learn? Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest fumbling efforts by the Labour Party to organise a selection process in Croydon The Croydon Labour Party and their bosses at London Region have lost none of their capacity … Continue reading

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Waddon pet store’s face-lift will have its customers purring

Pets at Home has opened the doors to its new-look pet care centre in Waddon Retail Park, off the Purley Way. The store has been refurbished, including a “Pet Village”, for small animals to have plenty of room for them … Continue reading

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Bellway scales down plan for Lido site after locals’ complaints

Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES reports on a bit of a climb down from ‘The Platform’ House-builder Bellway has scaled down its plans for the site of the former Wyevale garden centre near the Purley Way, reducing the height of its … Continue reading

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Bless you! Veteran cars to get a very warm welcome in Purley

The veteran cars and other vehicles taking part in the London to Brighton run tomorrow morning will receive an especially warm welcome when they get to Purley. Christ Church Purley, on the Brighton Road, will be blessing the people on … Continue reading

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