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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

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Volunteers wanted to help chart the Wandle’s history

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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

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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

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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

Damning evidence of lack of any real flooding strategy

It is six weeks since flood alerts were issued to residents in the south of the borough. A local primary school remains closed, the A22 Godstone Road has yet to fully re-open, and some people’s back gardens remained under water … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Arena Academy proposals look like a quart for a pint-sized plot

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Dealing with the borough’s school places shortage is looking to be a particularly difficult problem, especially in finding suitable sites, writes ANDREW PELLING Croydon Council faces an extraordinarily difficult task in finding sites for new schools to accommodate … Continue reading

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Laura Cantrell makes the Arnhem Gallery bloom again

ANDREW LENG reviews a night of alternative country at the Fairfield Halls It was St Valentine’s Day and my wife was expecting a cosy night in with a nice bottle of wine, some decent food and romantic company from yours … Continue reading

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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

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MP’s life story that raises serious questions for the future

DAVID WHITE reviews the posthumous autobiography of Croydon North MP Malcolm Wicks and finds that he carried his decency to the end Malcolm Wicks was a rarity among politicians. The MP for Croydon North-West, later Croydon North, from 1992 until … Continue reading

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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

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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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Thames Water’s dismal record and their 20% water rate hike

So, apres le deluge… Two weeks since Croydon Council declared a Major Incident around Kenley water treatment works, and a week’s drier weather has enabled the mopping-up process to get underway following the floods in the south of the borough. … Continue reading

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