The case of the roaming rubbish bin….Remembering Ramesh…Pirate radio in Crystal Palace?….Brass band…Orchard planting postponed…and so is Friends of Stambourne Woods event today (Sunday)

Picturesque scene by the 249 bus stop near the corner of Fox Hill and Church Road A Crystal Palace resident has been amazed to learn there was no rubbish problem in the area of the 249 bus stop on Church Road close to its corner with Fox Hill - especially after he took a photo … Continue reading The case of the roaming rubbish bin….Remembering Ramesh…Pirate radio in Crystal Palace?….Brass band…Orchard planting postponed…and so is Friends of Stambourne Woods event today (Sunday)

COUNCILLORS SLAM TREATMENT OF ESTATE RESIDENTS – Auckland Rise works are 40 weeks late

Croydon's three Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood ward councillors have slammed the treatment of people living on the Auckland Rise estate which sits between Church Road and Auckland Road while unwanted development work takes place. In an open e-mail to the managing director of Quinn London Ltd which is developing the site for Labour-controlled Croydon … Continue reading COUNCILLORS SLAM TREATMENT OF ESTATE RESIDENTS – Auckland Rise works are 40 weeks late

BRICK BY BRICK? NO THANKS – MORE LIKE ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’

Here's news of the latest monstrosity that the 100-per-cent Croydon council-owned Brick by Brick are planning to inflict on the Crystal Palace community: a 13-storey tower block which the developers want to put next to Westow park, which stands between Church Road and Bedwardine Road, alongside the two existing 11-storey blocks. It's chances of getting … Continue reading BRICK BY BRICK? NO THANKS – MORE LIKE ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’

QUEENS HOTEL SMALLER SCHEME PLANS WON ON APPEAL: “FOCUS NOW TURNS TO MITIGATING IMPACT OF DEVELOPMENT” SAY WARD COUNCILLORS “Fight shown by local community has been brilliant”

The smaller of two major development schemes planned for the historic Queens hotel on Church Road has been given the go-ahead by a Government planning inspector on appeal. A separate appeal against Croydon council's refusal to give planning permission for a larger development has been dismissed. In a joint email issued yesterday (Wednesday) in the … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL SMALLER SCHEME PLANS WON ON APPEAL: “FOCUS NOW TURNS TO MITIGATING IMPACT OF DEVELOPMENT” SAY WARD COUNCILLORS “Fight shown by local community has been brilliant”

LABOUR COUNCILLOR CRITICISES BRICK BY BRICK

Veteran Labour councillor Pat Ryan has criticised his own council's Brick by Brick housing scheme. He says two of the developments in Upper Norwood which Croydon council planning committees approved for the council's own company - at Ravensdale Gardens and Auckland Rise - have left a lot to be desired. "I wasn't at all impressed. … Continue reading LABOUR COUNCILLOR CRITICISES BRICK BY BRICK

BEULAH SPA TO GET COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE

The forgotten Beulah Spa well and spring in Upper Norwood is finally getting a fitting commemorative marker, 187 years after it first opened. The 14 feet deep well (filled in in the 1960s) has been left totally unmarked and forgotten, under the grass lawn at the current Spa Woods. Local musician & historian Chris Shields, … Continue reading BEULAH SPA TO GET COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE

QUEENS HOTEL SENSATION –  PLANS THROWN OUT FOR SECOND TIME

Controversial plans for the historic Queen's hotel on Church Road, Crystal Palace were thrown out by a Croydon council planning committee last night (Thursday) for a SECOND time- despite officers recommending them for approval. Opposition to the revised plans came from local residents and traders; Greater London Authority members on both sides of the political … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL SENSATION –  PLANS THROWN OUT FOR SECOND TIME