Tag Archives: Croydon Council

Environment secretary Davey helps Brake dine out with Viridor

More evidence has emerged of ties between incinerator operators Viridor and senior members of the Liberal Democrats in Sutton, including Tom Brake, until last month the deputy Leader of the House in the ConDem coalition. At least three executives from … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Greens, Environment, Nick Mattey, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ex-councillor claims coercion over £1bn incinerator decision

Serious doubts have been expressed over the fairness – or lack of it – of Sutton Council’s planning process for the Beddington Lane incinerator, after a former councillor and member of the committee that granted permission for the waste incineration … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Environment, Nick Mattey, Paul Burstow MP, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stephen Fenwick, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

South Norwood councillor Lawlor picked as deputy mayor

Councillor Wayne Lawlor has been selected to be Croydon’s next deputy mayor. A Labour councillor for South Norwood ward, Lawlor, aged 38, succeeds Patricia Hay-Justice, who after one year as deputy will step up to be Croydon Mayor for 2015 … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Selsdon & Ballards, South Norwood, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Benn launches her election campaign. Not that you’d notice

STEVEN DOWNES on the non-existent General Election campaign across most of south London Yesterday evening, I made one of my occasional appearances on a recording of Metroknobbers, the south London hyperlocal podcast organised by Jason Cobb, who writes on matters … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Emily Benn, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Opening up new routes will give cyclists their park life

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A scheme to allow cyclists to ride through some of Croydon’s parks needs your support, writes KRISTIAN GREGORY As Croydon Council moves towards legalising cycling in Park Hill Park, I’ve been asked if the Croydon Cycling Campaign thinks … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Addiscombe, Community associations, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Environment, Fairfield | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Reed calls for proper funding for Upper Norwood Library

The chairman of the Upper Norwood Library Trust yesterday told how he wept when the doors to the library were closed for the first time as a result of funding cuts imposed by Croydon Council. Robert Gibson was speaking to … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Alisa Flemming, Carillion, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Community Association, John Laing Integrated Services, John Wentworth, Lambeth Council, Libraries, Matthew Bennett, Pat Ryan, Steve Reed MP, Transition Town, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Sadvertiser’s senior journalist to leave paper after 46 years

The Redhill-based Croydon Sadvertiser‘s longest serving journalist, Ian Austen, is to leave the paper. Austen is retiring, Inside Croydon understands, at the end of May after nearly 46 years with the paper and its related titles. In more recent times, … Continue reading

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£621,000 is price for a flat in Croydon’s Poor Doors scheme

Inside Croydon was banned from yesterday’s “pre-launch” of Vita, the yuppie flats development with Poor Doors being built in Ruskin Square. So these are the pictures, and the pricing details, which Places for People – who are managing the development … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, ECCO, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Upper Norwood Library investigates who got the loot

Despite all the on-going uncertainties over their library’s funding, the people behind Upper Norwood Library continue to work hard to provide a busy programme of activities for the community, at least on the days when the diminishing amounts of cash … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Community associations, Crime, Crystal Palace Community Association, Libraries, Tony Newman, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Poor Doors planned for Ruskin Square’s ‘Vita’ apartments

The first phase of residential development at Ruskin Square, on the prestigious gateway site next to East Croydon Station, is to include controversial Poor Doors for the residents of the 36 “affordable” apartments included in the scheme. Places for People, … Continue reading

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Thwarted ZhongRong’s Tory peer is now backing Barwell

Might the Chinese industrialists and their Tory backers who wanted to privatise  Crystal Palace Park on the cheap now be eyeing the main chance in Croydon instead? Inside Croydon poses the question after Lord Bates, the Tory peer who helped … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

£1bn and at least three years’ disruption. And all for what?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There’s a procession through the centre of town, with the Emperor at its head. Everyone is cheering and clapping. And then a little boy, ANTHONY MILLER, points and says, “What’s the point of the Hammersfield development?” Several years … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, Centrale, Gavin Barwell MP, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Wandle Park gets £58,000; Waddon park bulldozed with £87m

There’s something bittersweet about the announcement this week that Croydon Council has been awarded £58,800 from City Hall towards the cost of improving pedestrian and cycling access to Wandle Park. Sweet, because it is a cause that Inside Croydon’s loyal … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Business, Connected Croydon, CPO, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Environment, Friends of Wandle Park, Kathy Bee, Mayor of London, Planning, Tony Newman, Waddon, Wandle Park, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

£50m deal clears away last objectors to Westfield supermall

Hammersfield – the “Croydon Partnership” formed between shopping mall developers Hammerson and Westfield – will pay out around £50 million to buy-out the irritatingly persistent minority owners of the freehold and managers of the Whitgift Centre, whose legal challenges and … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Alison Butler, Business, CPO, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Developers’ PR company announces the #CroydonTakeover

The Croydon Flyover. The Croydon Facelift. Now we have the Croydon Takeover. Or #CroydonTakeover, as the council’s favouritest PR bunglers, Grey Label, managed to hashtag it when they were off on the jolly to the South of France for the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Whitgift Centre, Centrale, Planning, Whitgift Foundation, "Hammersfield", Jo Negrini, Stiles Harold Williams, CPO | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Agatha Christie drama brings courtroom to Braithwaite Hall

CODA, the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association, make a proud return to central Croydon next month, when they perform Agatha Christie’s gripping courtroom drama Witness for the Prosecution at the Braithwaite Hall on Katharine Street. CODA’s acclaimed productions have been … Continue reading

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This takes this biscuit: cuts start to hit Town Hall tea breaks

The Osborne-Balls austerity consensus is biting, and biting hard where it really matters: councillors’ hob nobs. Angry tweets have been sent from the Town Hall to complain about the lack of sandwiches at recent council meetings. Some outraged councillors cannot … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Nathan Elvery, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Croydon Council, Environment, Joy Prince, Kathy Bee, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, Robert Canning, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Labour’s licensing scheme in doubt as Tories back landlords

Croydon’s Labour council’s flagship landlord licensing policy is under threat, after the Tory Housing Minister – also known as “the landlords’ best mate” – this week issued a deadline of April 1 for implementation. “This just shows how far the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Broad Green, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Education, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Health, Joy Prince, Parish Church schools, Robert Canning, Schools, St Andrew's, Waddon, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment