Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

The £3m South Croydon facelift with no obvious effect

From Monday, July 21, parts of South End will be closed for “essential improvements”, according to Croydon Council. The disruption will last for at least six weeks. This follows previous lengthy road closures to Aberdeen Road and Southbridge Road as … Continue reading

Posted in Croham, Croydon Council, Environment, Parking, Restaurants, South Croydon Community Association, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Crystal Palace neighbourhood police ask residents for help

The Crystal Palace Triangle Neighbourhood Team is looking for local residents to volunteer to work with their ward panels and in its key individual network. The Triangle Neighbourhood Team was formed in October 2013, and consists of police officers and … Continue reading

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Beware! Tories come gunning for Croydon on behalf of Barwell

Beware: This is the face of the “modern” Conservative Party in 2014. Cordelia Roberts Evans, at the centre of the picture of the shooting party, wearing the cool shades, is one of literally dozens of Tory activists, and Chris Grayling, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Tory candidate Mohan gets lost again over Croydon North

Making Croydon a London Living Wage borough? Tick. Announcing free swimming in the council’s pools this summer for all Croydon’s children? Tick. Introduce a £1 million scheme to make good use of the borough’s empty homes? Tick. Making the Tory … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Alison Butler, Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Housing, Jason Perry, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, Property, Simon Hall, Steve O'Connell, Stuart Collins, Tim Pollard, Vidhi Mohan, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

McKenzie’s credibility gap could be too much even for UKIP

UKIP party members in Croydon South this afternoon choose their parliamentary candidate to contest next May’s General Election. Politically, it may prove to be Winston McKenzie’s last stand. Greater London offers pretty poor electoral pickings for the Eurosceptic party, but … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon North, Croydon South, Richard Ottaway MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour MP gets his wish with a free school for South Norwood

Sometimes, you need to be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. Thus calls by the Labour MP for Lambeth South, Steve Reed OBE, for the site of the former South Norwood police station to be … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Croydon North, Education, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Schools, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Met to appoint armed police chief as Borough Commander

A senior police officer who has served in the unit at the centre of the Plebgate row and which was also involved in the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan that led to the 2011 London riots will be the next … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Crime, Croydon 8/8, David Musker, Knife crime, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon MP missed the riots but now calls for water cannon

Comedy special on BBC this morning, where the Sunday Politics – apparently a serious current affairs programme, even though presented by Andrew “Brillo Pad” Neil - featured an item on how unrepresentative Parliament is, on the housing crisis, and briefly on … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, 8/8: London Road stories, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon South, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Tories pick councillor who oversaw £12m riot cash to own ward

Croydon Tories have ensured that the 2011 riots will be a live issue at the 2015 General Election after choosing Fairfield councillor Vidhi Mohan as their candidate to stand in Croydon North – the man who, when a cabinet member … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, 8/8: London Road stories, Broad Green, Business, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Malcolm Wicks MP, Steve Reed MP, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dis-Connected Croydon and the mystery of missing contacts

Businesses and residents on Southbridge Road in South Croydon are having to deal with the disruption and inconvenience of having their road closed off at one end, for at least three weeks. The road works are part of the multi-million-pound … Continue reading

Posted in Connected Croydon, Croham, Croydon Council, South Croydon Community Association, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Dis-Connected Croydon put on the rack over cycle installation

ANDREW DICKINSON got on his bike when he saw the latest example of ill-considered spending of public money on the streets of South Croydon Don’t get me wrong. As a cyclist, I want to see more cycle lanes and secure … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Bikes, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croham, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, South Croydon Community Association, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

China syndrome is a blight for Crystal Palace Park

ANDREW PELLING reports on (yet another) consultation on the future of the much-loved but much-neglected Crystal Palace Park Sometimes, politicians and public bodies can overdo consultations with the public, especially if their motivation is procrastination or the pretence of public … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Art, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Community associations, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Planning, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Police forced to abandon efforts to control East Croydon rave

For the second time in less than three years, last night the Metropolitan Police was forced to abandon a part of central Croydon to an unruly mob, with officers ordered to withdraw from an area that was unsafe for them … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, David Musker, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell MP, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Policing, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Croydon at back of pack in London’s house price boom

Research shows that property prices in Croydon have increased at one of the slowest rates among London boroughs over the last two decades, yet there are still many fewer residential builds going on in the borough than elsewhere in the … Continue reading

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