QUEENS HOTEL PLANS THROWN OUT

QUEENS HOTEL PLANS THROWN OUT Plans to redevelop much of the Queens hotel on Church Road, Crystal Palace were thrown out by a Croydon council planning committee last night (Thursday). Officers had recommended approval of revised plans for the historic building but the application was refused on a majority vote. Fitzroy Wakefield Action Group told … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL PLANS THROWN OUT

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QUEENS HOTEL – PROPOSAL WOULD MEAN 196 EXTRA ROOMS

QUEENS HOTEL - PROPOSAL WOULD MEAN 196 EXTRA ROOMS Other points from the report: Objections include: Townscape Three times above the density guide recommended for a comparable residential scheme Recladding must be fireproof Neighbour amenity Overshadowing and loss of daylight / Noise and disturbance / Diminish the ambience of the Regency Garden / Visual intrusion; … Continue reading QUEENS HOTEL – PROPOSAL WOULD MEAN 196 EXTRA ROOMS

“ALL OUR GREEN SPACES HAVE SPECIAL FEATURES” – NORWOOD SOCIETY 

"ALL OUR GREEN SPACES HAVE SPECIAL FEATURES" - NORWOOD SOCIETY  All the green spaces in Upper Norwood have special features, say local planning, conservation and history group the Norwood Society.  Their comment comes in a letter to Croydon council's director of planning in response to a Government inspector's response to Croydon council plans (please see … Continue reading “ALL OUR GREEN SPACES HAVE SPECIAL FEATURES” – NORWOOD SOCIETY 

THREAT TO STAMBOURNE WOODS AND BEAULIEU HEIGHTS – But you only have until tonight (Tuesday) to object.

THREAT TO STAMBOURNE WOODS AND BEAULIEU HEIGHTS - But you only have until tonight (Tuesday) to object. Stambourne Woods and Beaulieu Heights are among almost 90 green open spaces across the borough of Croydon which could be under threat, say campaigners - and at least one council officer. The list also includes Upper Norwood recreation … Continue reading THREAT TO STAMBOURNE WOODS AND BEAULIEU HEIGHTS – But you only have until tonight (Tuesday) to object.

STOPTOBER 2017: WANT TO GIVE UP SMOKING?  Pack-a-day smokers could save themselves £250 A MONTH

STOPTOBER 2017: WANT TO GIVE UP SMOKING?  Pack-a-day smokers could save themselves £250 A MONTH Tried to stop smoking as part of the Stoptober 28 day challenge? Based on research, if you stop smoking for 28-days you are five times more likely to quit for good. Take part in this year’s Stoptober campaign from 1 … Continue reading STOPTOBER 2017: WANT TO GIVE UP SMOKING?  Pack-a-day smokers could save themselves £250 A MONTH

BIG WEEKEND HERALDS CROYDON'S BID FOR BOROUGH OF CULTURE

BIG WEEKEND HERALDS CROYDON'S BID FOR BOROUGH OF CULTURE   This weekend is a big one in the Croydon events calendar, not least because it sees Croydon officially announce its bid to become London’s first ever Borough of Culture. If successful this will bring over £2million to Croydon for local venues, promoters, and organisations to … Continue reading BIG WEEKEND HERALDS CROYDON'S BID FOR BOROUGH OF CULTURE

CROYDON BUSINESS MONTH LAUNCHES NEXT WEEK

CROYDON BUSINESS MONTH LAUNCHES NEXT WEEK A programme of events that aims to support and help develop Croydon businesses is to take place throughout October as part of the first Croydon Business Month. More than 40 free events have been organised by the council and its partners to take place around the borough, offering tips … Continue reading CROYDON BUSINESS MONTH LAUNCHES NEXT WEEK

COUNCIL CHANGES MIND AFTER TENANTS OBJECTIONS – SHOCKHORRORPROBE

COUNCIL CHANGES MIND AFTER TENANTS OBJECTIONS - SHOCKHORRORPROBE / SOUTH NORWOOD PROPERTY USED AS ILLEGAL RUBBISH DUMP - £10,000 BILL / STAR IN A FOOD FILM (or let your kitchen be the location) A council changed its mind on plans to introduce charges for phoning its housing repairs line after objections from tenants. Southwark council have confirmed … Continue reading COUNCIL CHANGES MIND AFTER TENANTS OBJECTIONS – SHOCKHORRORPROBE

LANDLORDS FINED AND FACE BOROUGHWIDE BAN – Croydon spend £22,000 making house safe  

LANDLORDS FINED AND FACE BOROUGHWIDE BAN - Croydon spend £22,000 making house safe   A pair of private landlords who rented out a damp and mouldy Croydon house to a family of four have been fined £4,000 each by a judge and face a ban from letting properties in the borough.   Croydon council inspectors … Continue reading LANDLORDS FINED AND FACE BOROUGHWIDE BAN – Croydon spend £22,000 making house safe  

CROYDON: SCHOOL RUN PEDESTRIAN ZONES START /  GET READY FOR CYCLE SEPTEMBER / BROMLEY: PREPARING FOR WINTER IS SNOW JOKE* / LEWISHAM: PHARMACIES CONSULTATIONS

CROYDON: SCHOOL RUN PEDESTRIAN ZONES START   A trial scheme has begun which temporarily closes traffic-clogged roads during the school run to get people to use cars less.   The roads by three primary schools - Heavers Farm and St Chad’s in Selhurst and Woodcote in Coulsdon – are now restricted on the morning and … Continue reading CROYDON: SCHOOL RUN PEDESTRIAN ZONES START /  GET READY FOR CYCLE SEPTEMBER / BROMLEY: PREPARING FOR WINTER IS SNOW JOKE* / LEWISHAM: PHARMACIES CONSULTATIONS