Tag Archives: London Assembly

Telegraph poll suggests UKIP poised to win Town Hall seats

The results of a national opinion poll, published yesterday, suggest strongly that UKIP might yet manage to get at least one councillor elected to Croydon Council on May 22, which could hand them the balance of power for the next … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fairfield, Fieldway, New Addington, Peter Staveley, Robert King, Shirley, Upper Norwood, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The council’s in a hole, and yet they still keep on digging

ANDREW FISHER, the author of a new book on the failed economics of the last four decades, says that the same mistakes are being repeated in £1 billion shopping centre-fixated Croydon In the 1930s, the economist John Maynard Keynes advocated … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Allders, Andrew Fisher, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Housing, Mayor of London, Tramlink, Transport, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Viscount, two Lords and a comedian back Labour’s campaign

Eddie Izzard was out campaigning in Croydon town centre this morning with local Labour leader Tony Newman. Cue jokes from all other political parties about there being more than one comedian in Croydon Labour… It’s unclear whether many of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Catriona Ogilvy, Emily Benn, Heathfield, Louisa Woodley, Mayor of London, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Waddon, Wayne Lawlor, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council allowances and local politicians’ secret consensus

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There’s one cut-back our Town Hall politicians won’t make, writes STEVEN DOWNES Here’s a proposal you will not find in any party’s local election manifesto – if Croydon’s Tories ever get round to publishing a statement of policies … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Ian Parker, London Assembly, Mike Fisher, Steve O'Connell, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Sutton Council put on notice over incinerator Judicial Review

Justine Thornton, the barrister wife of Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour Party, has today overseen the issuing of formal notice to Sutton Council that a Judicial Review is to be sought over the decision to build a multi-million-pound … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Croydon Greens, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Assembly Member calls Chinese Palace plans a “fiasco”

An influential member of the London Assembly has warned that Mayor Boris Johnson is trying to flog off a chunk of Crystal Palace Park to Chinese developers for the benefit of a Tory borough council, with little proper consultation or … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Upper Norwood, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Crystal Palace Chamber of Commerce Question Time, Mar 27

Crystal Palace Chamber Of Commerce is staging a Question Time event next Thursday, March 27, from 7pm at the Queens Hotel, Church Road, where members of the public put their questions to Greater London Authority members of the Labour, Conservative … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Business, Community associations, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, Environment, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Planning, Steve O'Connell, Upper Norwood, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council leader Fisher commits to paying for Cane Hill road

The fix is in. Cane Hill, the 677-home yuppie housing estate which Barratt will be building on the site of the former asylum near Coulsdon will get its additional access road, according to a promise made by Mike Fisher, the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Cane Hill, Chris Philp, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Mike Fisher, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve O'Connell, Terry Lenton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Cyclists’ manifesto wants end to ‘carnage’ on Croydon’s roads

Croydon cyclists are feeling ignored and unloved. And it’s not just because they take their lives in their hands almost daily when they get cut up by speeding motor vehicles seemingly at every junction. This week Croydon again missed out … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Croydon Council, Cycling, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Come and meet London Mayor Boris. Only 10 quid a time

Who says Inside Croydon doesn’t promote local Tory events? Rhetorical question, to which the answer is the self-serving MP for Croydon Central, Gary Barlow. Look what the Croydon Conservatives sent out to anyone on their email circulation list yesterday, including … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Public only get to peek in at the uncertain Palace plans

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Nearly a year on since Boris Johnson stood on the terracing of the old Crystal Palace to announce a £500 million “investment” and the handing over of a significant chunk of public property to a Chinese developer, there’s … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Community associations, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Tramlink, Transport, Upper Norwood, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Boris plan wants to bulldoze West Croydon bus station

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Plans announced this week suggest a drastic solution to the issue of bus and tram congestion alongside the soon-to-be £1billion Hammersfield shopping centre – knock down the bus garage. The replacement proposed, says ANDREW PELLING, lacks imagination, proper … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Commuting, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Steve O'Connell, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Army starts work on temporary dam as flooding hits Coulsdon

The worst may be over, but works continue to mop-up after the floods, and to try to reduce the threat of more flooding in the valleys to the south of Croydon. Army engineers were in action again yesterday, constructing a … Continue reading

Posted in Coulsdon, Environment, Gardening, Kenley, Purley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Jones critical of ‘crass stupidity’ of national flood planning

What can be done to avoid the worst impact of the floods that have blighted large areas of Kenley and Purley, and closed a major A-road in the area for the best part of a month? Jenny Jones, the 2012 … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Coulsdon, Croydon Greens, Environment, Fracking, Gardening, Jenny Jones, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boris returns to Kenley to thank flood emergency workers

Like a petty potentate or a minor royal, Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, was back in Kenley yesterday, doing his Young Mr Grace bit of “You’re all doing very well”, shaking hands and patting the backs of fire fighters … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Kenley, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Purley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment