Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

Developer’s donation welcomed by Upper Norwood Library

The Upper Norwood Library Trust has received £1,000 from Neville De Souza, the director of Crystal Palace-based developer Lightbox. The money was donated from the commission on art works sold at Lightbox’s elegant redevelopment of the Thicket pub on Anerley … Continue reading

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Greens hold back from promising to scrap £1bn incinerator

The Green Party launched its local election manifesto for Croydon yesterday, confirming that it will field a full slate of 70 candidates across the whole of the borough. The Greens seem poised to benefit on voting day next month from … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croham, Croydon Greens, Environment, Fly tipping, Fracking, Gordon Ross, Knife crime, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Newman struggling to keep team singing from same songsheet

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Yorkie bar in his pocket and a copy of the local free paper under his arm, analyses the real story behind yesterday’s headlines Divided parties rarely win elections. The tensions … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, Kenley, New Addington, Raj Rajendran, Waddon, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

£1bn Westfield and Hammerson scheme is Croydon’s last hope

CROYDON COMMENTARY: DAVID CALLAM welcomes the Hammersfield redevelopment of the centre of town. After all, there is no alternative The Whitgift Shopping City proposals are a way for the Whitgift Foundation to secure its financial future for decades to come. … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, Centrale, David Callam, Jo Negrini, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Councillors get two months off to work out what they stand for

WALTER CONXITE, our man with a dog-eared copy of the local free paper and a part-eaten Yorkie bar, offers his pre-Grand National pin-stickers’ guide to the likely outcome of May’s local elections Croydon’s councillors, all 70 of them who between … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Snap! Croydon Tories use same leaflet graphics as council

They look very similar. Less than two months before the local elections, and now Croydon Council – which is supposed to be neutral in the political bickering – is issuing official literature, all paid for by your Council Tax, that … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Hayley Lewis, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Council spends £410 on an umbrella wrapper for Fisher’s Folly

It never rains but it pours, as far as Croydon Council’s profligacy with public money is concerned. After the £272 replacement tap in the council headquarters (and there’s more, much more, to come on that story), we bring you … … Continue reading

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Secrecy surrounds council’s sale of old Ashburton Library

A Town Hall meeting tonight will discuss the sale of the old library building in Ashburton Park. But the ultra-secretive Tory administration that controls the council is refusing to reveal to the public the sale price of the publicly owned … Continue reading

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Residents’ group granted charity status to run Stanley Halls

South Norwood’s historic Stanley Halls has taken a massive step towards its ultimate move to full opening. After years of work from local volunteers,  the Charity Commission has granted the Stanley People’s Initiative (SPI) charitable status. This means that the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Art, Community associations, South Norwood, Stanley Halls, Stanley People's Initiative | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council forced to re-open David Lean Cinema after three years

Tickets for the first public screenings at the David Lean Cinema at the Clocktower in nearly three years go on sale tomorrow morning – a victory for the “little people”, and Ronnie Corbett. The David Lean Cinema will be re-opened … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Art, Cinema, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Sara Bashford | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

JLS singer ‘horrified’ by toxic pollution caused by incinerator

JLS singer Jonathan “JB” Gill has added the X Factor to the anti-incinerator campaign by giving his personal endorsement to the rapidly growing local movement that is bidding to stop the building of a waste incinerator at Beddington Lane. “At … Continue reading

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Advisors reject Taberner redevelopment as ‘Eastern Bloc’

Croydon Council not only wants to bulldoze through Queen’s Gardens, but it is already bulldozing through its own planning policies to do so, as it conspires with its billionaire builder partners to make more than £100 million from building on … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Planning, Taberner House, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Palace fans accuse New Addington councillor of persecution

Crystal Palace fans are accusing Tony Pearson, a Croydon councillor who represents New Addington, of conducting a persecution campaign against them and the club, after a favourite match-day pub, the Portmanor on Portland Road, has been threatened with losing its … Continue reading

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Croydon calls for Army help after they run out of sandbags

Croydon Council has called in the Army to help with the week-long battle against flood water in Purley and Kenley, after the borough ran out of sandbags, having claimed to have distributed 10,000 to properties in high-risk areas. In common … Continue reading

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Councillors received no updates during a week of flooding

Elected councillors in Croydon and the borough’s senior staff were not sent any updates on the flooding situation for six days at the height of the crisis. Croydon councillors and officers received a situation report just after 6pm last night, … Continue reading

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