Tag Archives: Croydon Council

Fairness Commission to stage Open Day, Sep 1

Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission is to stage an Open Day on Tuesday, September 1. “The Open Day will be an opportunity for members of the public to directly contribute to the Commission’s work,” they announced. The Commission, a pet … Continue reading

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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

Property developer Ansari donates to Cooper and Khan

Anwar Ansari, the Croydon-based property developer who was among the leading figures behind a High Court legal action against the borough’s Labour-run council’s landlord licensing scheme, has donated tens of thousands of pounds to leading contenders in internal Labour Party … Continue reading

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Housing services advice bus, Shirley, Aug 25

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Council CEO: ‘Time for debate is over. Give us our cash back’

The borough’s elected councillors were advised not to attend the annual meeting of the Croydon Communities [sic] Consortium last month because of a possible legal dispute for the recovery of thousands of pounds of public money. The CCC has been … Continue reading

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The 2015 Garbage Gallery: Have the bin men been?

AUGUST 18 UPDATE: Who says that our local politicians are out of touch with the concerns of ordinary Croydon residents? The picture to the right was sent to Inside Croydon by our loyal reader from Inglis Road, Addiscombe, which is … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Julie Belvir, Nathan Elvery, Refuse collection, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Purley Way crash highlights pollution disaster coming our way

Anyone who tries to drive along the Purley Way, whether as a route to work or simply to visit any of the retail sheds that line the urban motorway, already knows it can be a pretty dispiriting experience. Last Friday … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Croydon Council, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Refuse collection, Steve Reed MP, Tessa Jowell, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

High Court judge rejects legal challenge to landlord licensing

The legal challenge against Croydon Council’s landlord licensing scheme, a flagship manifesto policy which helped get Labour elected last year, has been rejected by a High Court judge, a decision greeted by one senior council figure as, “A great day … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Environment, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Property, Stiles Harold Williams, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Croydon’s suffering Labour pains at delivering promises

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Being “Ambitious” for something is one thing, says ARNO RABINOWITZ. Actually delivering on those election promises is proving a different matter Just for fun – but then I am a closet masochist – I looked through the Labour … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, CALAT, Croydon Council, Duppas Hill Park, Education, Environment, Family Justice Centre, Housing, Julie Belvir, Nathan Elvery, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Thornton Heath volunteers clock-on out of civic pride

AMY GELSTHORPE-HILL reports on efforts to smarten up the high street  The clocktower in the centre of Thornton Heath is one of the area’s best known landmarks. Built in 1900, it is one of many hundreds of community clocks erected … Continue reading

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Croydon Tory MP’s aide signs up as Labour Party supporter

Conservative Croydon councillor Jason Cummings, who works as a parliamentary assistant at Westminster to Tory MP Gavin Barwell, has applied to become a supporter of the Labour Party. Cummings is understood to be one of thousands of members of other … Continue reading

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Council offers online service – to centre with no website

SUSAN OLIVER is concerned at the absence of practical support for victims of domestic abuse in the borough In early 2014, I wrote a piece in Inside Croydon about the shockingly high rates of domestic violence in the borough. At … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Charity, Crime, Family Justice Centre, Mark Watson, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

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

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Fairness Commission’s youth competition gets just 10 entries

What do you get for £200,000 of public dosh? Not a lot, it seems, if the underwhelming response to Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission’s latest “youth engagement” efforts are anything to go by. Only 10 youngsters from across London’s most … Continue reading

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Council can’t repair Kenley road because of ‘wrong sort of tar’

Nearly a year after complaints were first lodged about the pitted and pot-marked state of a road in Kenley, repair work has yet to commence, as MICHAEL SHACKLETON reports Croydon Council’s list of excuses for not resurfacing one crumbling road … Continue reading

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Croydon BME Forum’s Meet the Funder event, Aug 27

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Permission refused for Purley Town Hall’s underground flats

Croydon Council has refused planning permission to developers who wanted to dig under the former Purley Town Hall to create eight new flats. The majority of the listed building’s existing two dozen residents were concerned by the plans, which were … Continue reading

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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

Un-Appy ‘Arry gets all wound-up in court action over debt

Red-faces all-round in Fisher’s Folly, the council’s over-expensive offices, after the company which was set up to provide a smart phone app to help keep rubbish off the borough’s streets has been dragged through the courts after just 18 months … Continue reading

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