About Sean

Councillor for Addiscombe Ward, 1994-2006, re-elected in May 2010 along with Mark Watson and Patricia Hay-Justice. Since May 2014 Chair of Scrutiny. Lives locally in Addiscombe.

Paying for Green Waste: Tough choices in tough financial times

No one wants to pay for a service they previously got for free, but when the choice is about cutting care and support for the elderly, the vulnerable, or the young, or protecting a non-statutory service, then it is a decision that has to be made. Croydon currently spends £1.6million … Continue reading

A New World-Class Railway Station for East Croydon?

On 28th Sept 2015 Croydon’s Streets and Environment Scrutiny Committee recommended to Croydon Council that it should support Network Rail’s proposals to improve East Croydon Station by installing two extra platforms and two new tracks up to Selhurst, to help improve the flow of trains through Croydon and increase the … Continue reading

Community Ward Budgets: We need your ideas to help make Addiscombe a better place

Croydon Council has provided each local councillor with a budget of £2,000 to spend each year on projects that matter most to the residents of their ward. As Addiscombe has 3 local councillors this means we have £6,000 to allocate before the end of March 2016. Strict procedures have been … Continue reading

Croydon Council support campaign to bring back a Town Centre Royal Mail Parcel Collection Office

On 14th April 2015 Croydon’s Scrutiny & Overview Committee endorsed Addiscombe Councillor Sean Fitzsimons recommendations in regards the impact of the move of the Royal Mail Collection Office from its site next to East Croydon Station to the out-of-town Factory Lane industrial estate.  Sean Fitzsimons made 12 recommendations following his … Continue reading

Ed Balls meet business owners on Lower Addiscombe Road

The importance of Croydon Central as a key marginal for Labour was underlined by the visit to Addiscombe by the Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls. On Bank Holiday Monday, Ed took time out from his campaign, to help elect Sarah Jones as MP for Croydon Central, to spend time talking to … Continue reading

Refurbishment works start on Old Ashburton Library

It is pleasing to see the election pledge made by Croydon Labour to stop the sell-off of the old Ashburton Library and bring it back into community use is now being met. The building, which the previous Conservative regime said was worth only £85,000, has now been made weather-tight, and … Continue reading

Croydon has never elected a woman as an MP

Since 1918, when women aged 30 or over got the vote, Croydon has never returned a female MP to the sarah jones and babyHouse of Commons. Instead, in the last 97 years, Croydon has returned 27 men to represent us in Parliament. Will 2015 be the year Croydon catches up with much of the modern world and elects a woman to represent us all in parliament?

Sarah Jones is the first woman with a realistic chance of being elected to Parliament and you can find out more about her at Sarah Jones website for 2015 General Election.

The name of the men who have represented Croydon are at Elected MPs for Croydon from 1918. Info from http://www.leighrayment.com/commons/Ccommons6.htm