Tag Archives: London

Coe’s old rival Ovett backs calls to keep Crystal Palace on track

Steve Ovett, the Olympic gold medal-winner and half of one of the biggest rivalries ever seen in international sport, has entered the debate over the future of the Crystal Palace athletics stadium, backing local campaigners, and the athletes and coaches … Continue reading

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Croydon suffering more as London’s poverty gap grows

It’s not just the Scots who are demanding a new financial settlement from central government. Outer London boroughs, especially Croydon, need to get more cash from Westminster for the growing needs of their rapidly growing populations. Croydon, as we have … Continue reading

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Barwell claims Labour leader knew about #WadGate for months

Tony Newman, the Labour leader on Croydon Council, knew all about the back-pay claim of his Tory opposite number Mike Fisher for at least three months, a local MP claimed today. Fisher, for eight years the leader of the council … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Nathan Elvery, Sara Bashford, Steve Hollands, Steve O'Connell, Tony Newman, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

#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

Royal Mail plans will leave Coulsdon cut-off from collections

The people of Coulsdon may well have abandoned thoughts of cutting themselves off from local authorities in Greater London, and Croydon, but now Royal Mail is going to do it for them, isolating the area by reducing its postal collection … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon risked handing back £20m unspent riot recovery cash

A community activist, Bushra Ahmed, herself one of the victims of the 2011 Croydon riots, has discovered that after three years, Croydon’s Conservative-run council had managed to spend less than £4 million of the £23 million Riot Recovery Fund promised … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, 8/8: London Road stories, Broad Green, Business, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Fairfield, London Road Traders Association, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Mayor Boris Johnson’s back on familiar track with his tram lies

The witless bumbling of Boris Johnson, the part-time London Mayor, is well known to the people of London Road and the riot victims who were promised much by the Bullingdon Club Old Etonian, but who have received little. But as … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Steve O'Connell, Tramlink, Transport, Upper Norwood, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Keep it quiet: councillors make allowances for themselves

Croydon’s councillors last week opened the way for potential increases in their own “allowances” of as much as 20 per cent, and they did it all without any debate. By STEVEN DOWNES Croydon’s new council last week passed a range … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Julie Belvir, London-wide issues, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Jack Bauer comes to Coulsdon with a drone’s-eye view

The things you find on t’interweb… Not sure if this is from the CIA, keeping tabs on the violent militants of Coulsdon, or surveyors working on behalf the fracking companies with licences to explore the mineral resources under Farthing Down. … Continue reading

Posted in Coulsdon, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Friends of Farthing Downs, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Punch-drunk Tories struggling to get up off the canvas

WALTER CRONXITE has put down his copy of Boxing News to assess the ringcraft of Croydon’s defeated Tories as they warm up for their next big bout Like a boxer who has taken one heavy blow to the chin too many, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Clare Hilley, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, New Addington, Phil Thomas, Steve O'Connell, Tony Pearson, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Dis-Connected Croydon put on the rack over cycle installation

ANDREW DICKINSON got on his bike when he saw the latest example of ill-considered spending of public money on the streets of South Croydon Don’t get me wrong. As a cyclist, I want to see more cycle lanes and secure … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Bikes, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croham, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, South Croydon Community Association, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Croydon at back of pack in London’s house price boom

Research shows that property prices in Croydon have increased at one of the slowest rates among London boroughs over the last two decades, yet there are still many fewer residential builds going on in the borough than elsewhere in the … Continue reading

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Newman’s front-bench team has Collins in charge of clean-up

Tony Newman, the new Leader of Croydon Council, has announced his front-bench team following last Thursday’s Labour local election victory, with a line-up of mainly familiar faces after eight years in opposition. The positions were determined by Newman following a … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Business, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Environment, Gerry Ryan, Jane Avis, Kathy Bee, Louisa Woodley, Planning, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, URV, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Ten things we have learned from the 2014 Town Hall elections

So the results are in. And a thoroughly fascinating few weeks we have had in Croydon leading up to yesterday’s local elections. Croydon has no UKIP councillors, or councillors from any party other than Labour or the Conservatives. The LibDems … Continue reading

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