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

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