Croydon News at 10 April

Wade admits Boxpark needs to broaden its appeal to all Croydon’s community

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/boxpark-to-run-a-dozen-large-events-as-founder-says-it-needs-to-broaden-its-appeal/story-30256422-detail/story.html

Menta & Redrow abandon 54 storey tower block scheme

Menta & Redrow have abandoned their proposed 54 story tower block scheme in favour of 2 at 25 stories.

The changes in a pre-application planning presentation to the Council’s Planning Committee last Thursday. Councillors welcomed the change of plan though they had some criticisms.

‘Councillor Paul Scott, chairman of the planning committee, said: “I would like to say that I very much welcome the move away from the consented planning permission but I must ask why you are continuing to plan to destroy four very mature, fine trees on the Cherry Orchard Gardens site.

“The trees are an important landmark, a mini green lung if you will, I dare say residents would rather see an extra story on the towers or even more units overall if the trees could be kept.”’

It’s a pity he did not take the same view about the importance of Croydon College’s building as a landmark when he approved its demolition!

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/replacement-for-proposed-54-story-tower-near-east-croydon-station-slammed-as-soviet-style/story-30254959-detail/story.html

Croydon NHS waiting times to get worse

The NHS says waiting times are set to get worse in Croydon.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/nhs-waiting-times-set-to-incr-how-many-people-are-waiting-too-long/story-30256534-detail/story.html

Council asks Health Minister to intervene over end to IVF treatment

http://www.pressreader.com/uk/london-evening-standard-west-end-final-a/20170407/281797103850129

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/council-calls-reversal-plan-stop-ivf-funding

Business man cleans Croydon street signs

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/south-croydon-businessman-reveals-the-secret-behind-his-good-deeds-in-cleaning-street-signs/story-30257805-detail/story.html?dm_i=1EGM,3KS3Y,N6TW35,CXMFE,1

New East Croydon bus station opens

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/here-s-what-east-croydon-s-new-bus-station-looks-like/story-30256675-detail/story.html?dm_i=1EGM,3KS3Y,N6TW35,CXMFE,1

Removing asbestos from Fairfield Halls

https://fairfieldcroydon.wordpress.com/2017/03/30/big-strip-out-at-fairfield-halls

Ofsted finds Academy primary unsatisfactory

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/ofsted-tell-thornton-heath-primary-school-to-raise-its-standards/story-30254786-detail/story.html

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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