Tag Archives: Conservative

Banners binned by council which won’t prosecute fly-posters

Our council officials’ inconsistent approach to aspects of enforcement of some local rules and laws continue to baffle the public. The difference in approach has been highlighted through a complaint by one of our local MPs over the over-zealous removal … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Chris Philp MP, Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Purley, Schools, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Legal case against landlord scheme comes from Bury, Lancs

The leadership of Croydon Council will be up before a High Court judge next Tuesday, August 4, at the start of a Judicial Review of its landlords licensing scheme which is being brought by a company registered in … Bury, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Julie Belvir, Planning, Property, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Newman declares support for football club that doesn’t exist

MPs – including Croydon’s trio of Gavin Barwell, Steve Reed OBE and Chris Philp – have been given several weighty documents to read as they head off on their long summer break, including a 5,000-word dossier offering a step-by-step guide … Continue reading

Posted in AFC Croydon Athletic, Croydon FC, Football, Sport, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Will planning committee back residents? Don’t bet on it

Residents might be entitled to ask, “What’s the point of the planning committee?” On those occasions when the planning committee does rule against a developer, and in favour of a local community, as it did in the case of The … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Crime, Croydon Council, Jamie Audsley, Planning, Thornton Heath, Thornton Heath Neighbourhood Association | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

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

‘Agitators’ to ask CCC: ‘Where’s the council money gone?’

The Croydon Communities Consortium holds its annual meeting on Thursday evening, just eight months since the council-funded body staged its previous AGM. It is doing so after refusing to make audited accounts available ahead of the event, and with its … Continue reading

Posted in Church and religions, Community associations, Croydon Council, Mark Watson, Peter Staveley, Sanderstead | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Torpor in the Town Hall as the Tories miss key questions

With an enfeebled opposition, and by keeping the big money items to late in the action, Tony Newman is managing to turn council meetings into a cure for insomnia, as WALTER CRONXITE reports What follows is our contemporaneous/contemptuous [delete as … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Jason Cummings, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Property, RIF, Schools, Taberner House, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tally ho! Croydon Tory MP decides to call off the hunt

Croydon residents have 24 hours to convince the borough’s newest MP, Chris Philp, to oppose the changes to the country’s hunting with dogs legislation in Parliament tomorrow. Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Lambeth South (the constituency formerly known as … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The “continuity council” that rarely meets and barely debates

WALTER CRONXITE welcomes a rare opportunity for Croydon’s councillors to meet at the Town Hall tonight Croydon’s well-rewarded cabinet, the nine Labour councillors hand-picked for his top team by leader Tony Newman, get together in the council chamber at the … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Boxpark, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning, RIF, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council caves in over enforcement action at The Ship pub

So this is how the local authority planning system works in Croydon in 2015. 1, A speculative developer submits a planning application to the council to turn a popular local amenity, it this case a pub, into a number of … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Nathan Elvery, Norwood Society, Paul Scott, Planning, Pubs, South Norwood, South Norwood Tourist Board, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Fear and loathing in Upper Norwood as an inspector calls

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on a gathering storm of controversy over a disputed Ofsted inspection at one of the secondary academies in the north of the borough The Anti Academies Alliance, an organisation of teachers, parents and educationalists who oppose … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Education, Harris Academy South Norwood, Harris Academy Upper Norwood, Schools, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

MP Philp: ‘Southern Rail’s service is totally unacceptable’

CHRIS PHILP, the MP for Croydon South, is promising commuters that he will continue to pressure the train operators to deliver an adequate service on lines into London This morning I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate about the appalling … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon South, East Croydon, London-wide issues, Purley, Sanderstead, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Costs mount on council’s rubbish MyCroydon app

A tech worker who carried out work on the MyCroydon app has told Inside Croydon that the company which was given the contract by the council, “is not really an ‘app developer’ or ‘software developer’. All it has done is … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Capita, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Graham Cadle, Phil Thomas, Refuse collection | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon College free school proposal gets fobbed off by DfE

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, reports on the surprising reasoning given by Whitehall to block expansion plans around College Green It’s official: according to the Department for Education, there is no school places crisis in Croydon. That was the reason … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Croydon College, Education, Richard Ottaway MP, Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

MP Reed’s endorsement of ‘lunatic’ column causes anger

Steve Reed OBE, MP for Lambeth South (the parliamentary seat formerly known as Croydon North) has caused outrage among Labour supporters in the borough after his overly enthusiastic support of Liz Kendall in his party’s leadership contest has seen him … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon North, Steve Reed MP, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Morgan’s rum conduct raises suspicions over 20mph survey

A complaint has been filed with Croydon Council over the conduct of Coulsdon resident Peter Morgan, accusing him of using multiple aliases and bogus addresses to register a greater volume of opposition to the recently conducted 20mph zone consultation. Morgan … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Cycling, Environment, Fairfield, Norbury, Norbury Green Residents' Association, Norbury Village Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Thornton Heath, Transport, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Residents’ concerns at scheme to undermine Purley Town Hall

The owners of the old Purley Town Hall want to dig underneath it to create eight new flats. The building, which has listed status, is home to around two dozen apartments already. The development proposals, submitted in May by Herald … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Environment, Housing, Jeet Bains, Mario Creatura, Planning, Property, Purley | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council considers three-weekly bin collections as cuts bite

The leadership of Croydon’s Labour-run council is considering moving to a schedule of residential refuse collections of every three weeks as a way of saving money from a borough budget that faces losing £90 million from its grant from the … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Sarah Jones, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments