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

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

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

Councillor Fitzsimons & Hay-Justice submit petitions with over 500 names to Croydon Council Planning Department

Last Friday Addiscombe Councillors* Sean Fitzsimons and Patricia Hay-Justice submitted petitions with over 500 local residents names to Croydon’s Planning Department objecting to Royal Mail’s planning application for East Croydon Sorting Centre and Parcel Collection Office . Councillor Sean Fitzsimons said “the response of local people has been fantastic. Residents … Continue reading

Save our Parcel Collection Office

Did you know that Royal Mail is going to close the Parcel Collection Office at East Croydon? If you have to pick up a parcel you will need to go to their new site at Factory Lane. It is over two miles away from East Croydon by car and at … Continue reading

What has Boris done to help Addiscombe?

Election day for the Mayor of London is nearly on us and it is worth reflecting on what Boris has done for Addiscombe and East Croydon since being elected in 2008. Policing: The number of police and PCSO serving Addiscombe Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) is less today than it was … Continue reading

London Reconnections blog on East Croydon and Brighton Main Line

A good round up of the issues about the possible solutions to reduce the overcrowding on this line. Once Thameslink works are complete in Central London the main bottleneck on the line will be the areas north and south of East Croydon, and the lack of platforms at East Croydon … Continue reading

£6 million East Croydon Station Bridge funding decision called-in by Addiscombe Councillors

Addiscombe Labour Councillors have called-in Monday’s Croydon Cabinet decision to fund £6 million of Network Rail’s £20 million programme to improve East Croydon Station on the grounds that it fails to deliver an entrance from Cherry Orchard or deliver the promised A to B route from Cherry Orchard Road to … Continue reading