Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

Give south London under-11s free travel, says Shawcross

Primary school children in London should be allowed to use public transport for free during the summer holidays, according to a London Assembly Member who has called for those living “south of the river” to be allowed to have free … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Education, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Schools, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council provides a cycle hub after removing the spokes

Only in Croydon. The grand opening of a cycle hub and hire scheme at East Croydon last week had to be postponed… because of a collision on George Street between a bus and a pedestrian, which saw the road closed … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Bikes, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Health, Mayor of London, Norbury, Parking, Planning, Property, Robert Canning, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Tumbleweed moment as Tessa fails to chime with Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE reports that the latest polling results on the London Mayoral candidate selection are not being reflected in Croydon Two events, staged for the same audience, at the same venue, just 48 hours apart. The contrast ought to cause … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Environment, Health, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Tessa Jowell, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

If you want change, then now’s the time to vote for change

First, the declaration of interest. I have known Christian Wolmar since 1986, when we both experienced what it was like to work for Robber Maxwell. But when I suggest that all of Croydon (perhaps with the exception of serving Tory … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Christian Wolmar, London-wide issues, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Hustings where a Dame turned into a pantomime villain

Inside Croydon’s Editor, STEVEN DOWNES, managed his own bit of entryism to report from the far-left corner of last night’s Labour hustings at Ruskin House There was an end-of-term feeling about it all. And with the headmistress missing, there was … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Bikes, Boris Johnson, Christian Wolmar, Croydon Central, Cycling, Housing, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sarah Jones, Tessa Jowell, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Jowell ducks Croydon hustings as Berlusconi link questioned

Dame Tessa Jowell, the favourite to win selection to stand as Labour’s candidate in next May’s London Mayoral election, is to snub the south London hustings being staged in Croydon on Monday. But she is able to fit in a … Continue reading

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8/8: ‘There’s real anxiety that the riots could happen again’

To mark the fourth anniversary of the Croydon riots, BUSHRA AHMED recalls that infamous night and assesses what progress has been made towards rebuilding West Croydon I cannot begin to describe what it felt like to witness the Croydon riots … Continue reading

Posted in 8/8: London Road stories, Broad Green, Business, Charity, Community associations, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Croydon North, CVA, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Will Self writes for Inside Croydon… (Well, sort of)

Labour’s candidates for London Mayor, or at least most of them, come to Croydon on Monday for a suburban hustings. But only one of them will be able to do so with the endorsement described by the New Statesman as … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Christian Wolmar, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Tessa Jowell, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Newman trying to tunnel away from any real questioning?

Tony Newman’s Labour group faces losing control of Croydon Town Hall at the first time of asking if the latest national opinion poll, which puts the Tories 12 per cent ahead, translates locally. And yes, of course all opinion polls … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Commuting, London-wide issues, Mark Watson, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sean Fitzsimons, Tony Newman, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Tory MP Barwell off the hook again with an “honest mistake”

Gavin Barwell’s been a naughty boy again. And got away with it with nothing more than a very mild slap on the wrist. Again. Oh, how the Tory Government’s Holder of the Royal Bed Chamber Pot must quake in his … Continue reading

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The Dirty Dozen: Beddington’s Extra High Emission Zone

It was reported yesterday that twice as many Londoners – around 9,500 – are dying every year as a direct result of the city’s air pollution than was previously estimated. Undaunted, Croydon’s neighbouring borough, Sutton, is bulldozing through with plans … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Refuse collection, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tory MPs say the Living Wage is not enough for Londoners

This was the maiden speech given in the House of Commons yesterday by 20-year-old Mhairi Black.   Is there any elected representative from Croydon who could deliver such a stinging rebuke to the political classes with such rhetorical poise, laced … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to gridlock Croydon in 100 million easy moves

CROYDON COMMENTARY: London’s Tory Mayor Boris Johnson, with Labour-run Croydon Council and through Transport for London, has earmarked more than £100 million for road schemes and to re-configure the tram system in the town centre, all for the sake of … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Cycling, Duppas Hill Park, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, Property, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Developers are not the answer to London’s housing crisis

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Borough councils, including Croydon, have leant heavily on speculative developments to build new homes. But London needs a far more radical approach, according to CHRISTIAN WOLMAR, who is seeking selection by Labour to be the party’s Mayoral candidate … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2016 London elections, Business, Christian Wolmar, Croydon Council, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Palace revolution as Bromley hands park to community

Bromley Council has agreed to hand over the management and governance of Crystal Palace Park to a community-led trust. The decision has been described as “one of the most important decisions in 30 years”.

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Community associations, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, History, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Martin Tempia, Mayor of London, Stephen Carr, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Coe has been backing Baku while Crystal Palace crumbles

Sebastian Coe’s attempts to run a mile from being associated with recommendations to bulldoze Crystal Palace athletics stadium and other south London sports facilities which were to be part of the “Olympic legacy” promised by the 2012 London Games looks … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Athletics, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Croydon Harriers, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Property, Sport, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Athletics body condemns plans to bulldoze Palace track

Finally, the Lottery-funded national governing body for athletics has delivered a report which is strongly against the demolition of the track and field facilities at Crystal Palace. UK Athletics has delivered its views nine months after the start of a … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Athletics, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Park, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sport, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Labour go for six of the best to become next London Mayor

Londoners – of all political persuasions, and of none – will have six to choose from this summer when the Labour Party stages its first ever open primary to select its candidate to run for London Mayor in 2016. A … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Christian Wolmar, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Environment, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Sadiq Khan MP, Steve O'Connell, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“I couldn’t live on £6.50 an hour” says millionaire Tory MP

Wonders will never cease. Croydon South’s new Tory MP has declared that the statutory Minimum Wage is not enough to live on in London. Millionaire Chris Philp has written to the Low Pay Commission calling for an enhanced rate for … Continue reading

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TfL’s loopy proposals will cut some tram services by 13%

Another week. Another pointless, self-fulfilling “consultation”, this time from Transport for London as they steam-roller through their scheme to sever the tram network in Croydon town centre, all for the benefit of Hammersfield, and mainly at massive public expense. This … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Centrale, Commuting, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Jo Negrini, Kenley, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, New Addington, Planning, Steve O'Connell, Tramlink, Transport, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments