Tag Archives: Andrew Pelling

Boris Flyover to cost more than Mayor’s annual bike spend

Mayor of London Boris Johnson wants to spend more on building a four-/five-/six-lane flyover through a Waddon park than his entire annual spend on cycling in the city for 2014-2015. That’s the conclusion of Darren Johnson, the Green Party Assembly … Continue reading

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Boris Flyover ‘90% certain to go ahead’ according to TfL

Residents, transport experts and local councillors alike have been strongly critical of Transport for London’s latest half-arsed consultation, on the £87 million road schemes proposed for the Boris Flyover from the Purley Way. Like so many public consultations, the exercise … Continue reading

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Boris Flyover could see Waddon pollution levels match Eton

Out to the west of London, the Highways Agency reckons that expanding the M4 to a four-lane motorway will see European rules on exhaust pollution levels broken, harming the future potential of boys at Prime Minister David Cameron’s old school, … Continue reading

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Waddon councillors silenced over Boris flyover proposals

Croydon Labour is supporting a multi-million-pound road-building scheme which will destroy homes and part of a public park while benefiting developers who are Conservative Party donors. And the councillors for the ward most affected have been worryingly quiet. By STEVEN … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Business, Commuting, CPO, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Hamida Ali, John Burton, Joy Prince, Kathy Bee, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Paul Scott, Peter Underwood, Planning, Property, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Tony Newman, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Incinerator deal could collapse as Viridor get greedy

There has been an extraordinary development in the saga of the Beddington Lane incinerator, with the Sutton Guardian newspaper reporting that the £1 billion local authority contract is under threat because developers Viridor want the incinerator to be bigger, busier, … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

TfL’s £87m scheme for Purley Way really is a bridge too far

WALTER CRONXITE took his copy of the A to Z and Boys’ Book of Bridges to Waddon Leisure Centre yesterday for the public consultation session about road schemes along the Purley Way. He might have saved himself the bother The … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Business, Croydon South, Environment, Jo Negrini, Joy Prince, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Sutton Council, Tramlink, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Flawed Purley Way scheme ‘intended to mislead’ says expert

Transport experts have condemned the £85 million proposals, including a flyover to the Croydon Flyover, as bad policy, and have criticised the public consultation as seriously flawed and possibly intended to mislead. The consultation was launched this week, and proposes … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, CPO, Croydon Council, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Joy Prince, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Waddon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Barwell backs scheme which could bulldoze Waddon park

Backed by Boris Johnson, Gavin Barwell and even Labour councillor Kathy Bee, a £85m new roads scheme around the A23 is sure to go through. But as STEVEN DOWNES reports, all the evidence suggests that it will be a dead … Continue reading

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Council meeting goes through the motions as a costly joke

WALTER CRONXITE, our man watching the webcast with a Yorkie bar and  a cup of strong black coffee, calls for another reform of Croydon Council: scrap meetings of the full council. They’re a complete waste of time and public money, … Continue reading

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Selhurst loses a councillor and champion in Gerry Ryan

STEVEN DOWNES attempts to pay tribute to Gerry Ryan It was Gerry Ryan’s 57th birthday yesterday. That, by any measure, is too young an age at which to die, but after many months suffering a debilitating form of cancer, finally, … Continue reading

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Council backs developers to allow Croham flat conversions

Inside Croydon Towers received the following letter in its bulging sack of mail this week. It is a damning account of how Croydon Council’s attitude to planning protection is affecting residents’ lives adversely I moved from Wallington to Croydon in … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Croham, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Jason Perry, Maria Gatland, Michael Neal, Planning, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour’s Newman waves white flag over Viridor incinerator

Just six months in to their new administration, and the Town Hall’s Labour leadership has confirmed that its “ambitious” promise “to make Croydon the cleanest and greenest borough in London” is in shreds, as they have abandoned all opposition to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Bernard Weatherill House, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Nathan Elvery, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Is it time to park ill-considered plans for the Arena Academy?

Councillor ANDREW PELLING suggests that the mounting case against building a secondary academy at the Croydon Arena will get a thorough hearing at tonight’s planning committee My colleagues on the council’s planning committee will want to ask some pertinent questions … Continue reading

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Ashcroft’s polling points to election defeat for Barwell

WALTER CRONXITE has got some new batteries for his Casio calculator and what he’s worked out adds up to bad news for the sitting MP in Croydon’s marginal parliamentary constituency If you are unlucky enough to get cornered by Gavin … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, Ashburton, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Croydon warns against creating “the slums of the future”

ANDREW PELLING, pictured left, reports from the Labour party conference in Manchester, where Croydon councillors are out in force lobbying for the borough With Labour eyeing a return to power at Westminster after next May’s General Election, it is of … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Business, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Housing, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Sarah Jones, Sean Fitzsimons, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

#WadGate: O’Connell and Mohan join Fisher’s Infamous Five

Mike Fisher was not alone among Croydon’s senior Conservative councillors in looking at claiming an increase in his allowances. And at the front of the queue for a bigger hand-out at the expense of Council Tax-payers was Steve O’Connell, the … Continue reading

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#WadGate: Fisher is forced to resign as Croydon’s Tory leader

Mike Fisher, for eight years the leader of Croydon Council, was forced to quit as the head of the Tories at the Town Hall on Friday night, less than 72 hours after he was exposed as having secretly claimed an … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Andrew Pelling, Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, David Osland, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher, Shirley, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Waddon councillors’ monthly surgeries underway this Saturday

Residents in Waddon who wish to take up issues with their local councillors can do so at regular monthly surgeries. The surgeries are to be held in the church hall at St George’s, Barrow Road, on the first Saturday of … Continue reading

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Aimless opposition could make for an extended honeymoon

THE VIEW FROM THE BACK BENCHES: Last night’s first council cabinet meeting of the new Labour administration was full of interesting announcements for Waddon councillor ANDREW PELLING So that’s what my Labour colleagues have been up to over the last … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Bernard Weatherill House, Bishop of Croydon, Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Environment, Fly tipping, Housing, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Refuse collection, Steve Reed MP, Taberner House, Tony Newman, URV, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Punch-drunk Tories struggling to get up off the canvas

WALTER CRONXITE has put down his copy of Boxing News to assess the ringcraft of Croydon’s defeated Tories as they warm up for their next big bout Like a boxer who has taken one heavy blow to the chin too many, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Clare Hilley, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, New Addington, Phil Thomas, Steve O'Connell, Tony Pearson, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments