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Fairness Commission provides Blue Labour with opportunity

The consequences of the General Election result continue to roll out. Such as: What does Croydon’s Labour-run council do with its very Ed Miliband-esque Fairness and Opportunity Commission? “Fairness” is so redolent of the Milband era, it appears that Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Plane nonsense is choking Croydon, one toxic gasp at a time

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In the week when the Airport Commission is expected to deliver its verdict on runway expansion – Heathrow or Gatwick – PETER UNDERWOOD expresses his concern at the uncritical outlook of our local politicians One of Chris Philps’ … Continue reading

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Folk and Blues Festival, Ruskin House, July 11

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Landlords challenge licensing scheme with Judicial Review

Another of Labour’s flagship policies for Croydon, the landlord licensing scheme which was a key part of the manifesto when they won control of the council last year, could be facing a crisis as a group of local businesses are … Continue reading

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Bollards! Latest crash underlines danger on Grange Road

Further proof of the need for better enforced speed controls on key routes through Croydon was delivered by another out-of-control motorist on the eve of the end of the council’s 20mph consultation. Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader sent us this picture, … Continue reading

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Bishop of Croydon preaches for change on the environment

In the week that the Pope published an encyclical on the crisis of climate change and the environment, closer to home, the Bishop of Croydon has also called on those in power to take urgent action to save the planet. … Continue reading

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20mph zones under threat from UKIP activists, warns Khan

What appears to be a UKIP-led campaign against 20mph speed limits on residential streets in the north of the borough has been condemned, after stickers and posters have been placed – often unlawfully – around Croydon. In a display of … Continue reading

Posted in Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Environment, Norbury, Parking, Selhurst, Shasha Khan, Thornton Heath, Transport, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Croydon Tory MP gives his backing to newspaper strikers

Wonders will never cease (Part II). A week after a right-wing Tory MP declared he couldn’t possibly live in London on the National Minimum Wage, now another Conservative MP from Croydon has declared his support for striking journalists at the … Continue reading

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

Boxpark loan deal turns councillors into a bunch of bankers

£3 million. So now we know how much tax-payers’ money it takes to bring a decent-sized business to the town centre. The Croydon Guardian reports that Croydon Council has gone into the banking business, making a £3 million loan to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Boxpark, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Jo Negrini, Jon Rouse, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Love Norbury – first anniversary, June 18

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Festival opener at Fairfield Halls will be for free, says council

Tickets for the Ambition Festival headline show at the Fairfield Halls are free, in a bid to emphasise Croydon Council’s “investment in culture”, according to officials working in Fisher’s Folly. This cultural freebie follows on from the central Croydon cycle … Continue reading

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Hopes go up in smoke as LibDems hold Sutton council seat

Last week’s Sutton Council by-election result was bad news for Labour and worse news for any campaigns to halt the incinerator at Beddington Lane, reports WALTER CRONXITE Candidates who oppose the Beddington Lane incinerator won 55.9 per cent of the … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Ashburton, Environment, London Assembly, Nick Mattey, Outside Croydon, Paul Burstow MP, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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Parents’ anger at “immoral” departure of admired school head

Parents at a Croydon primary are angry that they and their children have been treated in a “disrespectful, insensitive and immoral” manner by a interim board of governors, imposed on the school by the Tory Education Secretary, and which then … Continue reading

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Council’s 20mph consultation looking like a political car crash

One of Croydon’s Labour council’s flagship policies appears to have been driven down a dead-end road. The local Labour group’s 20mph proposal for residential streets is in a state of crisis, faced with energetic opposition from the motoring lobby, otherwise … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Environment, Karen Jewitt, Kathy Bee, Matthew Kyeremeh, Pat Clouder, Policing, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Thornton Heath Neighbourhood Association, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

£1bn incinerator deal and £275,000 “gift” back in the spotlight

The Beddington Lane incinerator site, on Croydon’s borough boundary – and the £275,000 “gift” from incinerator operators Viridor to a church much-used by Sutton LibDems – is high on the agenda this week, as Sutton Council stages a ward by-election. … Continue reading

Posted in London-wide issues, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Waddon, Health, Planning, Waste incinerator, Tom Brake MP, Croydon Greens, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Refuse collection, Croydon Guardian, Nick Mattey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon cycle race crash that could have ended in tragedy

Tuesday night’s cycle race in central Croydon narrowly avoided tragedy, according to one of Britain’s most respected Paralympic champions. Sarah Storey, the winner of 11 Paralympic gold medals across two sports at four separate Games, was sent crashing as a … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2012 Olympics, Business, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Fairfield, Sport, Surrey Street, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Kiely leaves council planning post with barely a mention

Last week, one Redhill-based publication devoted two complete pages to the retirement of one of its own staff. But we have been unable to find a single word in its pages about the departure from Croydon of the council’s planning … Continue reading

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Serwotka calls for resistance to the onslaught of cuts

The people of south London need to “organise resistance” to further Government cuts being imposed in the name of “austerity”, according to a national trades union leader who will be opening the second Croydon Assembly at Ruskin House next Saturday. … Continue reading

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