Taking action to improve East Croydon Station and its surroundings

Saturday, 12th December 2015, local residents and Labour activists from Addiscombe and Fairfield Wards, along with Marina Ahmad, Labour’s candidate for Croydon & Sutton, did a walkabout around East Croydon to see what improvements can be made to make the station and the local area a better, safer and nicer … Continue reading

The new Local Plan: briefing note on how the new plan relates to Addiscombe

This section covers the sites and issues that relate to the Addiscombe and to the part of the Town Centre (Croydon Opportunity Area) that overlap around East Croydon Station. Cllr Sean Fitzsimons comments in italic. Consultation Periods for comments: 6th Nov to 18 Dec 2015. Length set be planning law. … Continue reading

The new Local Plan for Croydon: Background information

This sets out the background to why Croydon Council is consulting on a change to its Local Plan, the planning documents that provide the rules on what can and can’t be built, and where it can and can’t in Croydon. The next post will have more detailed changes about Addiscombe. … 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

How happy are you with the new Royal Mail Parcel Collection Office at Factory Lane?

Addiscombe Councillor and Chair of Overview & Scrutiny Committee, Sean Fitzsimons, is carrying out a review of the impact the Royal Mail Parcel Collection Office move from East Croydon to Factory Lane, and you can help by completing a Croydon Council survey on this at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XY5KQYY As part of this … Continue reading

How come Croydon Council spent £50m more than Brent on its new HQ and got less for it?

Over the last few years Croydon Tories have been telling the public what great value for money they achieved when building their £140 million new HQ, Bernard Weatherill House. Or how spending £3 million on new chairs and tables for all staff, regardless of how old the previous furniture. Croydon Tories argued that by selling … Continue reading

East Croydon Station’s Missing Link: why there isn’t a link to Cherry Orchard Road

Since 2010 Croydon Tories have been promising a link from East Croydon Station to Cherry Orchard Road but after 4 years it has still not materialised. How did this happen? In 2010 Croydon Tories received a report on East Croydon Masterplan which sets out the need for new entrances to East … Continue reading