Coulsdon Comrades Club
30/06/2019 17:20:00.......Posted by Ian Parker
It was fantastic to join members of the Coulsdon Comrades Club at their centenary celebrations yesterday. Those present learnt a lot about the huge contributions and sacrifices made by Coulsdon residents
The Coulsdon branch of the Comrades of the Great War Club was formed on the present site in 1919. With 400 members, the Club continues to thrive and provides a friendly atmosphere for members and their family and friends.
It was a pleasure to meet key volunteers and recognise the valuable service they provide to the community.
Coulsdon Junior Snooker Programme - Summer 2019
26/06/2019 11:22:00.......Posted by Mario Creatura
Frames Snooker Academy (CR5 2NF) will be hosting a series of fun and engaging introductory snooker sessions for new players aged 10-16, as part of a national programme. These sessions are only £1 to attend.
The scheme will also develop a selection of ‘Young Leaders’ (aged 14-16), who will learn skills such as marketing, safe sport delivery, and in creating an engaging club experience for all. They will become role models, encouraging other young people to take up our sport by joining their local club.
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Coulsdon Town Street Stall/Surgeries
18/06/2019 11:23:00.......Posted by Ian Parker
Coulsdon Town's councillors (Luke Clancy, Mario Creatura and Ian Parker) hold a regular street stall/surgery once a month outside Aldi in Coulsdon Town Centre between 11am and 12 noon. The dates for the rest of the year are Saturday:
16th November and
If you would rather meet us in a more private setting then please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 020 8660 0491
Residents' Association meeting
17/06/2019 11:35:00.......Posted by Mario Creatura
Great to speak tonight at the Croydon-wide Residents’ Association meeting - from Norbury to Coulsdon and everywhere in between, all were concerned about Council policies including the latest emissions-based parking permit reforms: https://www.mariocreatura.org.uk/LabourParkingTax
Street surgery - plus new dates!
15/06/2019 11:36:00.......Posted by Mario Creatura
Great to be out with Chris Philp MP in Coulsdon Town this morning - and thanks to the team who went out talking to our local residents. Plenty of local issues came up with a healthy dose of Brexit chat!
We'll next be out:
- 13th July
- 14th September
- 19th October
- 16th November
- 7th December - all day at Coulsdon Yulefest!
Each will be a 10.30am start - do come along!
Coulsdon Town Street Stall - and Cut It Out 2019!
25/05/2019 11:43:00.......Posted by Mario Creatura
Great morning with Cllr Parker talking to Coulsdon Town residents about planning, parking and pollution.
I then went on to the excellent Cut It Out celebration in Selhurst Park to talk about how our community can tackle the scourge of knife crime.
£30k for local cancer charity!
05/05/2019 11:44:00.......Posted by Mario Creatura
A brilliant day out with the Croydon Conservative team walking 5k for the Chartwell Truat Lilypad Appeal - fundraising for a new children’s oncology department at Croydon University Hospital. There’s still time to donate if you can!
Coulsdon shops close due to Labour inaction
03/05/2019 11:48:00.......Posted by Mario Creatura
A much-loved local business closes due to the explicit policies of Croydon's Labour=run Council - and they refuse to change course:
When will Cllr Shahul-Hameed listen to Cousldon residents who need her to stand up and act?
A night(mare) at Planning Committee
25/04/2019 11:51:00.......Posted by Mario Creatura
Busy night for me at Planning Committee this evening - speaking on three Coulsdon applications.
First up: supporting 17 residents against an additional floor on top of the old Plumb Centre property on Station Approach. Committee split four in favour, two against and four abstentions.
Second: I spoke against an application on South Drive that’s at least double the size of neighbouring properties, provides four spaces for nine properties and the Council accepts it’ll put huge strain on the road capacity which is already pressured. Labour voted it through en bloc.
The final one of the evening - development on Woodplace Lane, three properties already consented on a plot and under construction. Developer comes back for more, squeezing another on the site extremely close to existing properties. Lab: 3. Con: 2. Permission squeaks through.
Sadly an all too common occurence.
Coulsdon Town Street Stall
17/04/2019 13:12:00.......Posted by Ian Parker
Saturday saw the latest Coulsdon Town Councillor street stall held outside Aldi in Coulsdon.
Resident after resident complained, surprisingly not about Brexit, but about the planning applications being approved by our Labour Council. That there is a need for more housing is not disputed but applications are being approved left, right and centre in inappropriate areas much to residents' disgust.
Whilst the applications face strong opposition from Conservative councillors on the Planning Committee, they are out voted by Labour who show no concern for the views of local resident.