Tag Archives: Mayor

The Dirty Dozen: Beddington’s Extra High Emission Zone

It was reported yesterday that twice as many Londoners – around 9,500 – are dying every year as a direct result of the city’s air pollution than was previously estimated. Undaunted, Croydon’s neighbouring borough, Sutton, is bulldozing through with plans … Continue reading

Posted in Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, London-wide issues, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Planning, Waste incinerator, Sutton Council, Refuse collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Developers are not the answer to London’s housing crisis

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Borough councils, including Croydon, have leant heavily on speculative developments to build new homes. But London needs a far more radical approach, according to CHRISTIAN WOLMAR, who is seeking selection by Labour to be the party’s Mayoral candidate … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2016 London elections, Business, Christian Wolmar, Croydon Council, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Coe has been backing Baku while Crystal Palace crumbles

Sebastian Coe’s attempts to run a mile from being associated with recommendations to bulldoze Crystal Palace athletics stadium and other south London sports facilities which were to be part of the “Olympic legacy” promised by the 2012 London Games looks … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Athletics, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Croydon Harriers, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Property, Sport, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Athletics body condemns plans to bulldoze Palace track

Finally, the Lottery-funded national governing body for athletics has delivered a report which is strongly against the demolition of the track and field facilities at Crystal Palace. UK Athletics has delivered its views nine months after the start of a … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Athletics, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Park, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sport, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Labour go for six of the best to become next London Mayor

Londoners – of all political persuasions, and of none – will have six to choose from this summer when the Labour Party stages its first ever open primary to select its candidate to run for London Mayor in 2016. A … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Christian Wolmar, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Environment, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Sadiq Khan MP, Steve O'Connell, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All aboard for new service so that you never miss the bus

The capital’s transport watchdog wants Croydon bus passengers to sign-up for a new online community which helps to monitor services. London TravelWatch has established the London Bus User’s Online Community, where you can get free information about your bus services, … Continue reading

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Greens’ housing spokesman takes Chance as London Mayor

While local Labour groups go through the motions of “nominating” Dame Tessa Jowell towards becoming the party’s candidate for London Mayor next year, and the Tories – with the exception of Michael Gove’s former flatmate Ivan Massow – feign disinterest, … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Croydon Greens, Crystal Palace Park, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Shasha Khan | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wolmar: Choose a Mayor for real Londoners and London

The selection of candidates to stand for election as the next Mayor of London is under way in earnest this week, at least within the Labour Party, where the various constituencies are each asked to nominate a candidate. Here, one … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Cycling, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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TfL’s £48m loop schemes could break the link in Tramlink

Transport for London seems determined to double the cost of new Tramlink loops in the centre of Croydon – to around £48 million of public cash – and all at the behest of local council planners who want to reduce … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Commuting, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, Tramlink, Transport, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Police drop case against Croydon protester who ‘burned’ Boris

The use of the nation’s police for political ends is nothing new – anyone who lived through the Miners’ Strike in the 1980s, or has at least watched Billy Elliott and looked beyond the dance scenes, will have some idea … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Business, Crime, Housing, Jon Bigger, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A letter for all Londoners – from Christian Wolmar

CHRISTIAN WOLMAR is seeking selection as Labour’s candidate to be the next Mayor of London. This is his open letter to all Londoners following Thursday’s General Election Regardless of how you voted, the election was a shocking result. Not even … Continue reading

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Community rallies to support Norwood Junction cafe owner

Cafe Basmaccino, which has been serving teas, coffees and refreshments to long-suffering commuters at Norwood Junction for the past nine years, could be forced to close on Tuesday, as its landlords, LOROL – London Overground, a subsidiary of Transport for … 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

Bromley goes public on ZhongRong’s 500-year Palace dynasty

Bromley Council has published explosive correspondence to expose how the ZhongRong Group, the Chinese company to which London Mayor Boris Johnson wanted to hand a large chunk of Crystal Palace Park, were demanding to takeover half of the public park … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Planning, Property, Transition Town, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 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

It’s all gone a bit Pete Tong for ZhongRong’s Palace scheme

It’s all gone a bit Pete Tong for ZhongRong’s takeover of a massive chunk of Crystal Palace Park. Bromley Council has today issued a press release confirming what had been widely expected for some time. The sweetheart exclusivity period provided … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Planning, Property, Stephen Carr, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No evidence that Boris’s flyover will improve traffic flow

Croydon and Sutton residents whose Croydon Road and Duppas Hill homes, businesses and public park could be under threat from Boris Johnson’s multi-million-pound proposal to build a flyover to the Croydon Flyover may struggle to get any support from their … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Darren Johnson, Environment, Jo Negrini, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

‘Our time is now’? Newman is having a bit of a Mayor

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the Town Hall reception flicking through the visitors’ book, says that the council leader’s “strategy” for funding cannot be delivered unless he agrees to abandoning the patronage on which he depends for his political power … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, City status, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Mayor of London, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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