Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

Black mark for Morgan as his bogus identity gets found out

Coulsdon’s one-man motoring campaign could soon find it more difficult to use false identities online to pursue his own vested interests, as our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, reports Last night, he was spotted at a public meeting in Lambeth, discussing … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Cycling, Environment, Norbury, Parking, Selhurst, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Long overdue that councillors take charge at our councils

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our report last week about a controversial meeting between Sutton Council’s chief executive and one of the borough’s councillors annoyed our loyal reader ARNO RABINOWITZ. But he was not surprised There’s a terrifying tendency, not only in Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Julie Belvir, Nathan Elvery, Niall Bolger, Nick Mattey, Refuse collection, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The 2015 Garbage Gallery: Have the bin men been?

SEP 19 UPDATE: There is a problem for Croydon’s Labour-run council. Having got elected to the Town Hall in 2014 on a platform that promised to clean-up the borough of the blight of fly-tipping, it’s becoming increasing clear that, however … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Julie Belvir, Nathan Elvery, Refuse collection, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Indian charity has councillor ready to take on the long run

Addiscombe councillor Mark Watson is embarking on a 12-hour ultramarathon this Saturday to raise funds for a human rights and environmental cause in Alleppey, India. Watson is attempting to run 100 kilometres – about 62 miles – along the Thames … Continue reading

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Council lets builders turn Arena parkland into a car park

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE avoids saying “we told you so” about what promises to be a disappointing start to life at big school for the bright-eyed new Year 7s at the Oasis Academy alongside Croydon Arena Parents of children excitedly … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon FC, Croydon Harriers, Cycling, Education, Environment, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Kathy Bee, Oasis Academy, Paul Scott, Schools, South Norwood, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Transport, Wayne Lawlor, Wildlife, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tory councillor aids roads lobbyist expelled from UKIP

JEREMY CLACKSON, Inside Croydon’s Motoring Correspondent, has uncovered evidence that one of the borough’s most senior Tory councillors has been busily assisting a roads lobbyist to undermine efforts to make the borough’s streets safer for all When the Labour group … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Community associations, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Cycling, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Parking, Peter Staveley, Phil Thomas, Planning, Selsdon & Ballards, Tramlink, Transport, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a 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

Creatura fails to declare his council position to Parliament

Admin is clearly beneath Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell and his very well-staffed office (whose salaries are paid for by you, the tax-payer). Well over a year since Mario Creatura, Barwell’s Westminster bag carrier, got himself a second publicly funded … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon West, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Lynne Hale, Mario Creatura | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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 Business, Charity, Crime, Family Justice Centre, Mark Watson, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Environment, Kenley | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Social cleansing of town centre underway with council survey

As they begin the process of “cleansing” the town centre ahead of the arrival of that consumerist’s wet dream, Hammersfield, Croydon’s Labour-run council wants to clear the streets of  drug-dealers and prostitutes, charity fund-raisers, cyclists and skateboarders. PETER UNDERWOOD reports … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boxpark, Crime, Croydon Council, Environment, Peter Underwood, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Is Newman trying to tunnel away from any real questioning?

Tony Newman’s Labour group faces losing control of Croydon Town Hall at the first time of asking if the latest national opinion poll, which puts the Tories 12 per cent ahead, translates locally. And yes, of course all opinion polls … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Commuting, London-wide issues, Mark Watson, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sean Fitzsimons, Tony Newman, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 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

The “continuity council” that rarely meets and barely debates

WALTER CRONXITE welcomes a rare opportunity for Croydon’s councillors to meet at the Town Hall tonight Croydon’s well-rewarded cabinet, the nine Labour councillors hand-picked for his top team by leader Tony Newman, get together in the council chamber at the … Continue reading

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Council caves in over enforcement action at The Ship pub

So this is how the local authority planning system works in Croydon in 2015. 1, A speculative developer submits a planning application to the council to turn a popular local amenity, it this case a pub, into a number of … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Nathan Elvery, Norwood Society, Paul Scott, Planning, Pubs, South Norwood, South Norwood Tourist Board, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Fairness Commission’s iPad prize struggles to get response

When the crunch comes in Croydon over Tory Chancellor Gideon Osborne’s cuts, Council Tax-payers may be less than delighted to find that the £200,000 being spent on the borough’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission is going largely on a contract with … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop of Croydon, Croydon Council, Education, Fairness Commission, Schools, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Morgan’s rum conduct raises suspicions over 20mph survey

A complaint has been filed with Croydon Council over the conduct of Coulsdon resident Peter Morgan, accusing him of using multiple aliases and bogus addresses to register a greater volume of opposition to the recently conducted 20mph zone consultation. Morgan … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Cycling, Environment, Fairfield, Norbury, Norbury Green Residents' Association, Norbury Village Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Thornton Heath, Transport, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Council considers three-weekly bin collections as cuts bite

The leadership of Croydon’s Labour-run council is considering moving to a schedule of residential refuse collections of every three weeks as a way of saving money from a borough budget that faces losing £90 million from its grant from the … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Sarah Jones, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

All too quiet about Quietway closures on Norbury Avenue

Once the school run was over yesterday morning, official-looking blokes wearing hi-viz jackets blocked off a one-mile stretch of a suburban street in Croydon. It’s a new “Quietway” on Norbury Avenue. Which might explain the near-silence from Croydon Council about … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Cycling, Environment, Jo Negrini, Kathy Bee, Norbury, Norbury Green Residents' Association, Norbury Village Residents' Association, Parking, Planning, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments