Tag Archives: London

UnConnected Croydon where cycle lanes become dead ends

CROYDON COMMENTARY: AUSTEN COOPER, of Croydon Cyclists, responds to our exclusive report last week that a single night’s bike racing in the town centre is receiving £148,000 of public cash The £50 million spent by Connected Croydon on ripping up … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Environment, London-wide issues, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LibDem’s visit to Sutton is a case of Lamb to the incinerator

Norman Lamb, the full-time Paul O’Grady impersonator and some time MP for North Norfolk, is visiting Wallington today to recruit Tom Brake’s support and so ensure that he will have the backing of at least one-quarter of the Liberal Democrat’s … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Health, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Night of the short knives as Newman sacks chief whip Ryan

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Twix bar and a copy of the Racing Post, offers the inside information on what passes for a reshuffle at the Town Hall It was the sort of “hit” that … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Humayun Kabir, Manju Shahul Hameed, Oliver Lewis, Pat Ryan, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sherwan Chowdhury, Simon Hall, Stephen Mann, Tony Newman, Upper Norwood, Waddon, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Is it jobs for the boys as Shawcross stands down at City Hall?

Amid all the fuss this time last week about the withdrawal from the Labour leadership contest of the only south London candidate, Chuka Umunna, the news of another leading figure from the same party standing down from the political fray … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 2016 London elections, Andrew Pelling, Croydon North, Housing, Lambeth Council, London Assembly, Matthew Bennett, Steve O'Connell, Steve Reed MP, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Britain is left a divided nation, Croydon a polarised borough

WALTER CRONXITE pokes through the wreckage left by the 2015 General Election in Croydon, London and the country Balls. Metaphorically, and as far as the former shadow chancellor is concerned, physically. Politically, Croydon today is more polarised than at any … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Play your part in the second Croydon Assembly, June 6

ANDREW FISHER on an important discussion coming to Ruskin House Last November, more than 100 attended the first Croydon Assembly – a community initiative that brought together trade unionists, community campaigners and other residents to discuss how we can influence … Continue reading

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Mayoral contender calls for review of incinerator schemes

A leading contender for selection by Labour to run for the Mayor of London next year says he will ask whoever is the Environment Secretary in the new Government to conduct an urgent review of all waste incinerator schemes planned … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Christian Wolmar, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dear Croydon Labour: It’s time for you to act on incinerator

The issue of the Beddington Lane incinerator spreads, like the toxic emissions likely to be emitted from the proposed plant’s 300-foot-high chimneys, right across south London, and into Croydon. Here is an open letter to “Clean and Green” Stuart Collins, … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Nightmare scenario as O’Connell is lined up as London Mayor

It is a nightmare scenario, probably for Tories as much as the rest of Croydon’s residents, and certainly for all Londoners. But greedy Steve O’Connell, at one time the most overpaid local councillor in Britain (© The Daily Wail), could … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Stephen Mann, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Negrini signs off on £8,000 MIPIM junket to south of France

WHO REALLY IS RUNNING CROYDON (Part 94): Croydon Council is spending nearly £8,000 to send three senior members of staff to the South of France next week on a sales trip – to flog flats and property on behalf of … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Vote now to help really connect Croydon at Wandle Park

Inside Croydon’s loyal reader has 24 hours left to help transform Croydon for the better. Or at least one bit of it. When the highly paid consultant PR spinners came up with the “Connected Croydon” campaign, they did so without … Continue reading

Posted in Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, Waddon, Walks, Broad Green, Tramlink, Community associations, Friends of Wandle Park, Connected Croydon, Wandle Park | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coulsdon suffers a nasty dose of irritable vowel syndrome

Coulsdon isn’t so cool any more. According to the Old Coulsdon Residents’ Association, when talking about the town at the southern end of the borough, positioned on the old Brighton Road route at the foot of the North Downs’ chalk … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Tour museum galleries to discover your borough’s history

The Museum of Croydon is staging regular free tours to explore the exhibition space and discover more about the history of Croydon. There will be free, guided tours on Thursday February 19 and Thursday March 19 – 11am – 12pm. … Continue reading

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Video: London Bridge was falling down (again) 40 years ago

Commuters who travel to work via London Bridge, who have had to endure chaos on their daily journeys over the past week or more – and all in return for higher fares – may be interested to view a public … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Commuting, East Croydon, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Steve O'Connell, Transport, Val Shawcross, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Pigs and dead dukes more important for O’Connell than TfL

Neither the local London Assembly Member nor the MP for the area have taken part in an important public consultation on the future for bus routes 312 and 130. Steve O’Connell and Gavin Barwell are both Conservatives. The 312 runs … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Croydon Central, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell MP, Kenley, London Assembly, Mayor of London, South Norwood, Steve O'Connell, Transport, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Town Hall’s dynamic duo on wrong track over East Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As commuters face a fortnight of rail disruption (yes, some still work over Christmas), our local politicians and officials are spending their time proposing unnecessary re-naming schemes. It is an admission that they have run out of ideas, … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Nathan Elvery, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

TfL’s tram scheme will benefit Westfield, but not passengers

Alerted by a report on Inside Croydon, BERNARD WINCHESTER’s research into Transport for London’s proposal for a new Tramlink loop has some troubling conclusions Do you catch the tram from Harrington Road or Beckenham to West Croydon or Surrey Street … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Allders, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, Property, Surrey Street, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

No they can’t! Viridor needs to provide 100% safety guarantee

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For all the tens of thousands of pounds raised, and spent, by the Stop the Incinerator Campaign in taking its case to the High Court, the legal challenge has had to be based on planning issues. The issue … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Darren Johnson, Environment, Health, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Transition Town, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment