Tag Archives: London Assembly

MP Barwell ducks TV appearance as pressure begins to mount

REVERSE FERRET ALERT! Gavin Barwell, the Tory MP for the Whitgift Foundation, has pulled out of an appearance on this week’s BBC Sunday Politics programme. Barwell has never knowingly declined an invitation to attend even the opening of a fridge … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Park, Gavin Barwell MP, John Burton, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Our time is now’? Newman is having a bit of a Mayor

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the Town Hall reception flicking through the visitors’ book, says that the council leader’s “strategy” for funding cannot be delivered unless he agrees to abandoning the patronage on which he depends for his political power … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, City status, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Mayor of London, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Boris signals defeat on his Chinese giveaway at Crystal Palace

Has London Mayor Boris Johnson given up all hope on his “Chinese giveaway” of a chunk of Crystal Palace Park for the building of a replica of Paxton’s giant Victorian greenhouse? It certainly sounded that way during Mayor’s Question Time … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Croydon Greens, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Coe wants community to have its say over Palace plans

Sebastian Coe, the double Olympic gold medal-winner and former chairman of the organising committee of London’s acclaimed 2012 Games, wants the local community to back calls to save the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre for future sporting use. Lord Coe, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Athletics, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Community associations, Croydon Harriers, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Property, South London Harriers, Sport, Stephen Carr, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Councillor concerned by TfL’s short-notice bus consultation

A Croydon councillor has criticised Transport for London over a consultation about changes to bus routes for failing to give residents in New Addington enough notice of a couple of key meetings, both staged this week, during the school half-term … Continue reading

Posted in London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Purley, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Candidate decries Labour re-zoning plan as a doomed stunt

A candidate standing in Croydon for election to parliament next May has dismissed a Labour campaign to change the zoning of East Croydon and West Croydon stations to help reduce commuter fares as “an electioneering stunt”. And Glen Hart is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon North, East Croydon, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Greenhalgh fronts police public meeting, Surrey Street, Nov 4

The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan Police Service will be visiting Croydon on November 4 to talk about the progress made against the Police and Crime Plan and hear local people’s views on policing in the … Continue reading

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#WadGate: Fisher was pocketing £15,250 from fire authority, too

Mike Fisher, who has resigned as the leader of the Conservatives on Croydon Council after being caught red-handed secretly claiming an extra £10,000 in allowances on top of his £53,000 wedge, was all the time also receiving an additional £15,250 … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Council Tax, Croydon Council, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, Shirley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Labour’s get-tough policy with tippers looks a bit of a mess

“Speak softly and carry a big stick,” was the foreign policy of US President Teddy Roosevelt more than a hundred years ago. “Don’t make an effing threat unless you’re prepared to carry it out,” was the more forthright message which … Continue reading

Posted in Ashburton, Crime, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Non-exclusive offer: Meet Boris Johnson in Croydon, Sep 22

Inside Croydon is delighted to present our loyal reader with another outstanding offer. And this one is far from exclusive. You get the chance to meet Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London – and the next leader of the Conservative … Continue reading

Posted in Gavin Barwell MP, Croydon Central, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, London-wide issues, 2015 General Election | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The festering scandal of how London Road has been forgotten

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In a week of anniversaries, tomorrow’s of the Croydon Riots reminds us quite how poorly served the people of London Road have been by some working in public service. By STEVEN DOWNES To borrow a phrase, August 8 … Continue reading

Posted in 8/8: London Road stories, Broad Green, Business, Crime, Croham, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Fairfield, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell MP, Knife crime, London Road Traders Association, Nathan Elvery, Riots Review Panel, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Wildlife reserve at Beddington Farmlands under threat

Locally based naturalist PETER ALFREY lays out the case for protecting the Beddington Farmlands nature reserve from being industralised with the building of a polluting waste incinerator Beddington Farmlands is my local patch. A 400-acre expanse of south London currently … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Environment, Gardening, London-wide issues, Planning, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Residents debate the role of Crystal Palace Park: May 28

With proposals to redevelop Crystal Palace Park, a group of local residents have started The Information Project to publicise the possibilities for the park and to help create a critical, intellectual debate about the identity of community, place, culture and design for the 21st … Continue reading

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Are you local? New Addington’s Royston Vasey campaign

VOTE 2014: Labour needs to win both New Addington seats if they are to have any chance of winning control of the Town Hall, but they have been handicapped by internal wrangles and Tory accusations of being “outsiders” Labour’s determination … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, George Ayres, Karen Jewitt, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Greens take a stand against Chinese takeaway of public park

Green Party figures from the five boroughs that meet at Crystal Palace – Bromley, Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth and Croydon – have united to oppose what they have called the “privatisation” of the Grade II-listed public park in a promised £500 … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Community associations, Croydon Greens, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment