Croydon News at 10 April

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

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!

Croydon NHS waiting times to get worse

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

Council asks Health Minister to intervene over end to IVF treatment

Business man cleans Croydon street signs,3KS3Y,N6TW35,CXMFE,1

New East Croydon bus station opens,3KS3Y,N6TW35,CXMFE,1

Removing asbestos from Fairfield Halls

Ofsted finds Academy primary unsatisfactory


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 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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