‘NEANDERTHAL’ HOUSING PLANS GET GO-AHEAD Yet another Brick by Brick application approved

Croydon Labour councillors have kept up their 100 per cent record by approving yet another Brick by Brick application - despite objections from residents. They have given the go-ahead to plans to demolish three sets of garages on Bedwardine Road which back onto Westow park and replace them with housing. Cath Day, on behalf of … Continue reading ‘NEANDERTHAL’ HOUSING PLANS GET GO-AHEAD Yet another Brick by Brick application approved

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OPINION: “CROYDON LABOUR HAVE FORM ON IGNORING REGULATIONS ON DAYLIGHT AND SUNLIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO BRICK BY BRICK. AND THEY WILL IGNORE THEM AGAIN. BUT NOW, SO CAN DEVELOPERS….”

Croydon Labour's obsession / love affair with their 100 per cent council-owned company Brick by Brick continues to cause concern. At the planning committee meeting which approved plans to demolish three sets of garages in Bedwardine Road and build housing on them Mrs Cath Day, on behalf of objecting residents, said that some of the … Continue reading OPINION: “CROYDON LABOUR HAVE FORM ON IGNORING REGULATIONS ON DAYLIGHT AND SUNLIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO BRICK BY BRICK. AND THEY WILL IGNORE THEM AGAIN. BUT NOW, SO CAN DEVELOPERS….”

NOT LOVIN’ IT: MORE THAN 800 OBJECTIONS TO McDONALD’S WESTOW STREET PLANS

More than 825 people have now lodged objections to plans by McDonalds to open a takeaway (or takeaway and restaurant) on Westow Street in the former Living Water Satisfies restaurant - compared to just 16 people who have written in support of the plans.  News From Crystal Palace has been taking a closer look at … Continue reading NOT LOVIN’ IT: MORE THAN 800 OBJECTIONS TO McDONALD’S WESTOW STREET PLANS

McDonald’s: “Recent traffic counts have shown between 300 and 400 vehicles passing along Westow Street at midnight to 1am at the weekend” says noise statement on behalf of burger chain (but doesn’t say how many drivers of these vehicles will stop for a takeaway)

And then there's the noise impact assessment which includes the following preamble: NOISE IMPACT ASSESSMENT BY ACOUSTIC ASSOCIATES SW LTD This report is confidential to the client, and Acoustic Associates South West Ltd accepts no responsibility whatsoever to third parties to whom this report, or any part thereof, is made known, unless formally agreed by … Continue reading McDonald’s: “Recent traffic counts have shown between 300 and 400 vehicles passing along Westow Street at midnight to 1am at the weekend” says noise statement on behalf of burger chain (but doesn’t say how many drivers of these vehicles will stop for a takeaway)

McDonald’s: “The average Happy Meal now contains 32pc less sugar” – burger chain’s PLANNING statement to Croydon council (but what’s that got to do with the price of their Filet-o-Fish?)

McDONALD'S PLANNING STATEMENT BY PLANWARE What follows is the planning statement submitted on behalf of McDonald's to turn the former Living Water Satisfies restaurant on the corner of Westow Street and Haynes Lane into a takeaway. Everything in bold type is planning related. Anything in italics is a comment by News From Crystal Palace. The … Continue reading McDonald’s: “The average Happy Meal now contains 32pc less sugar” – burger chain’s PLANNING statement to Croydon council (but what’s that got to do with the price of their Filet-o-Fish?)

Have your hot McDonald’s meal delivered by bicycle. Up to 1.5 miles away. (It’s the transport assessment)

Uber Eats have "advised" that 60 per cent of deliveries made from the planned McDonald's on Westow Street would be made by bicycle, says the transport assessment accompanying the planning application for the former Living Water Satisfies restaurant on the corner of Westow Street and Haynes Lane. The transport assessment - taken from the Croydon … Continue reading Have your hot McDonald’s meal delivered by bicycle. Up to 1.5 miles away. (It’s the transport assessment)

DAME JUDI DENCH TO RE-OPEN ASHCROFT PLAYHOUSE ON MONDAY, LONDON MOZART PLAYERS PERFORM AT GALA FAIRFIELD GALA CEREMONY ON WEDNESDAY Week-long seriesof events

Dame Judi Dench is to re-open the Ashcroft Playhouse at a ceremony in Croydon tomorrow (Monday). And on Wednesday the Upper Norwood-based London Mozart Players will be performing in a gala re-opening concert of the Fairfield Halls in Croydon. Dame Judi Dench will formally reopen the Ashcroft Playhouse (formerly the Ashcroft theatre) with an exclusive … Continue reading DAME JUDI DENCH TO RE-OPEN ASHCROFT PLAYHOUSE ON MONDAY, LONDON MOZART PLAYERS PERFORM AT GALA FAIRFIELD GALA CEREMONY ON WEDNESDAY Week-long seriesof events

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS – Aim is to get YOU to know and understand your levels

Croydon council are teaming up with the Stroke Association and local pharmacies to offer free blood pressure checks to residents during Know Your Numbers Week! On the spot checks will take place at venues around the borough next week (9-15 September), which aim to get people to know and understand their blood pressure levels and … Continue reading FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS – Aim is to get YOU to know and understand your levels

Summer learning: Young refugees and unaccompanied asylum-seekers get courses on integration into UK life…Nominate a young star for a special award…Croydon recycling rate up by nine per cent following changes to waste collections, say council

SUMMER LEARNING As the school holidays comes to an end, 50 refugee young people and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are preparing to put into practice a range of skills learned over their summer break. For the last month, SummerMix summer school has run a wide range of accredited educational and vocational courses to support the recently-arrived … Continue reading Summer learning: Young refugees and unaccompanied asylum-seekers get courses on integration into UK life…Nominate a young star for a special award…Croydon recycling rate up by nine per cent following changes to waste collections, say council

SHELTERED BLOCKS TO BE BROUGHT BACK UNDER ‘IN HOUSE’ CONTROL BY CROYDON

Southsea Court in Broad Green Croydon council plan to bring the care of 237 older tenants in special sheltered flats back under its direct control by ending a contract with the existing private provider. Tenants of the six special sheltered blocks across the borough will receive letters informing them that the council proposes to take … Continue reading SHELTERED BLOCKS TO BE BROUGHT BACK UNDER ‘IN HOUSE’ CONTROL BY CROYDON