Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

The council’s in a hole, and yet they still keep on digging

ANDREW FISHER, the author of a new book on the failed economics of the last four decades, says that the same mistakes are being repeated in £1 billion shopping centre-fixated Croydon In the 1930s, the economist John Maynard Keynes advocated … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Allders, Andrew Fisher, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Housing, Mayor of London, Tramlink, Transport, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Crystal Palace residents debate park’s future: Apr 30

With the prospect of a large chunk of Crystal Palace Park being handed over to a Chinese developer to build a vast new palace, a group of residents has started The Information Project to publicise the possibilities for the park … Continue reading

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A Viscount, two Lords and a comedian back Labour’s campaign

Eddie Izzard was out campaigning in Croydon town centre this morning with local Labour leader Tony Newman. Cue jokes from all other political parties about there being more than one comedian in Croydon Labour… It’s unclear whether many of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Catriona Ogilvy, Emily Benn, Heathfield, Louisa Woodley, Mayor of London, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Waddon, Wayne Lawlor, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Coulsdon was sentenced to be crucified last night’

There was a mixture of dismay and outright anger among Coulsdon residents after last night’s strategic (ha!) planning meeting at the Town Hall saw six Tory councillors vote through the planning applications for Barratt to build 677 houses on the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Cane Hill, Chris Wright, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Environment, Housing, Jason Perry, Mayor of London, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Parking, Planning, Property, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Sutton Council put on notice over incinerator Judicial Review

Justine Thornton, the barrister wife of Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour Party, has today overseen the issuing of formal notice to Sutton Council that a Judicial Review is to be sought over the decision to build a multi-million-pound … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Croydon Greens, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Assembly Member calls Chinese Palace plans a “fiasco”

An influential member of the London Assembly has warned that Mayor Boris Johnson is trying to flog off a chunk of Crystal Palace Park to Chinese developers for the benefit of a Tory borough council, with little proper consultation or … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Upper Norwood, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

New allegations about council’s role in bus firm’s collapse

Glenn Ebrey, are you seated in your “Croydon” Sadvertiser office in Redhill? Well done. Well done for standing up to the bully boys of business administrators FRP for refusing – so far any way – their legal demands that you … Continue reading

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Council leader Fisher commits to paying for Cane Hill road

The fix is in. Cane Hill, the 677-home yuppie housing estate which Barratt will be building on the site of the former asylum near Coulsdon will get its additional access road, according to a promise made by Mike Fisher, the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Cane Hill, Chris Philp, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Mike Fisher, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve O'Connell, Terry Lenton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Making Space for Cycling benefits more than just cyclists

The debate on the provision, or lack of it, for Croydon’s cyclists continues. Here, KRISTIAN GREGORY, pictured left, outlines how good investment in safe cycling routes can benefit many more people than just those who cycle This time last year, … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Cycling, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, Shirley, Transport | Tagged , , , , | 19 Comments

Coulsdon residents determined to badger council on Cane Hill

Having withdrawn its proposals for Cane Hill just before Christmas in order to “review” traffic plans and reconsider providing a second exit from the mini-town of 677 homes that they want to build, developers Barratt have now come back with … Continue reading

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Grassroots discontent over selection of deputy leader’s wife

Grassroots Croydon Conservatives are asking whether Councillor Helen Pollard was given preferential treatment by the local party’s leadership after she was nominated earlier this week to stand in Fairfield ward at the local elections in May. Helen Pollard is married … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Sanderstead, Tim Pollard, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Cyclists’ manifesto wants end to ‘carnage’ on Croydon’s roads

Croydon cyclists are feeling ignored and unloved. And it’s not just because they take their lives in their hands almost daily when they get cut up by speeding motor vehicles seemingly at every junction. This week Croydon again missed out … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Croydon Council, Cycling, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

De-selected Pollard quickly finds Fairfield ward an easy Fitze

Congratulations to the Pollard family, who had to go barely 24 hours facing the horrible prospect of living like ordinary, hard-working Croydon residents and no longer receiving their annual “allowances” total of £67,354 for their part-time roles as Croydon councillors. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Andrew Stranack, Boris Johnson, Croham, David Fitze, Fairfield, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Jan Buttinger, Jason Perry, Kenley, Maria Gatland, Mayor of London, Michael Neal, Steve Hollands, Steve O'Connell, Sue Winborn, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Come and meet London Mayor Boris. Only 10 quid a time

Who says Inside Croydon doesn’t promote local Tory events? Rhetorical question, to which the answer is the self-serving MP for Croydon Central, Gary Barlow. Look what the Croydon Conservatives sent out to anyone on their email circulation list yesterday, including … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Public only get to peek in at the uncertain Palace plans

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Nearly a year on since Boris Johnson stood on the terracing of the old Crystal Palace to announce a £500 million “investment” and the handing over of a significant chunk of public property to a Chinese developer, there’s … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Community associations, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Tramlink, Transport, Upper Norwood, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments