Tag Archives: Mayor

Met to appoint armed police chief as Borough Commander

A senior police officer who has served in the unit at the centre of the Plebgate row and which was also involved in the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan that led to the 2011 London riots will be the next … Continue reading

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Spot the difference: Crapita sponsors Labour Mayor’s banquet

STEVEN DOWNES, editor of Inside Croydon, suggests that the borough’s new council has allowed itself to be compromised by the council’s senior staff, developers and big business even before it has been in office for a month Spot the difference. … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Capita, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield Halls, Fly tipping, Julie Belvir, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Phil Thomas, Planning, Refuse collection, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, URV, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mayor has to apologise as Crapita draws a blank for public

Virtually the first thing which Croydon’s new mayor, Councillor Manju Shahul-Hameed, was forced to do on taking office last night was to apologise to around two dozen members of the public because of the latest embarrassing council technology short-coming caused … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Bernard Weatherill House, Broad Green, Capita, Charity, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Libraries, Manju Shahul Hameed, Margaret Mead, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sara Bashford, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, URV, Waste incinerator, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

“Croydon’s complete disgrace”: time for clean-up to begin

There can be no misunderstanding of “the challenge” (that’s PRspeak for “work”, or “problem”) facing the incoming Labour council after they have done their funny handshakes and rolled up their trouser legs or whatever it is that they do at … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Timothy Godfrey | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

How Croydon Tories were trumped by more ideas and activists

COUNCILLOR ANDREW PELLING looks ahead to tomorrow evening’s formal Town Hall occasion which will herald the beginning of a new municipal year, and a new council administration I am looking forward to tomorrow’s annual meeting of the council. It’s a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, Clare Hilley, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Margaret Mead, Maria Gatland, Mike Fisher, Simon Hoar, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Town Hall bruiser Thomas, lies and a Tory power struggle

Inside Croydon editor STEVEN DOWNES on another demoralising three hours of his life that he will never get back – spent at last night’s council budget meeting Croydon Tories, who have been in charge of the council for eight years, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Environment, Fly tipping, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Refuse collection, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Fisher holds fire on Tory selections to force his budget through

In 14 Thursdays’ time, on May 22, you will be able to vote for up to three people who you want to help run your local services until 2018. Yet the Conservatives who have controlled Croydon Town Hall for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Avril Slipper, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Croham, Croydon Greens, David Osland, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell MP, Graham Bass, New Addington, Purley, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Broad Green councillor nominated to be next Mayor of Croydon

Broad Green councillor Manju Shahul Hameed is to be nominated to be the next Mayor of Croydon by the Labour group at Monday’s council meeting. The appointment of the borough mayor is made by a committee on which Conservatives have … Continue reading

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Boris accused over “secret” £500m Chinese takeaway

London Mayor Boris Johnson entered into a secret agreement with a Chinese billionaire six months before a £500 million scheme to build a replica Crystal Palace was announced publicly, a group of local residents allege in a letter sent to their … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Community associations, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, Environment, History, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Norwood Society, Planning, Property, Steve Reed MP, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Stop the Incinerator Campaign stages fund-raiser: Feb 24

The Stop the Incinerator Campaign is staging a fund-raising Quiz Night on February 24, with all money raised going towards the costs of paying for a Judicial Review of Sutton Council’s decision to allow a waste incinerator to be built … Continue reading

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Off their trolley: council’s sorry whip-round for families in crisis

If you had any doubt whether the people of Croydon need to help the homeless and poor of the borough, because they cannot rely on their elected councillors to provide food and other assistance, then they have only to consider this … Continue reading

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Which councillors attended Town Hall Christmas banquet?

Many thanks to all those who have already expressed support, and donated or offered other help, to Croydon Nightwatch as a result of Inside Croydon’s Christmas appeal. We have noted before the proximity, and stark contrast, between the grinding poverty … Continue reading

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Boris’s deputy gives green light to £1bn incinerator scheme

Five brief paragraphs. That is all it took in a letter today to Sutton Council to give the go-ahead for the £1 billion Viridor incinerator on Beddington Lane, approving three decades of tens of thousands of HGVs importing to the … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Planning, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour calls on Boris for freeze on London commuter fares

Last week it was revealed that Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, wants to close every ticket office at stations operated by Transport for London over the next two years. The move would mean no ticket offices at the TfL-operated … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Croydon North, East Croydon, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan MP, Steve Reed MP, Tramlink, Transport, Upper Norwood, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lawyers’ letters call on Boris to stop the incinerator

The Stop the Incinerator Campaign has written to Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, today to ask formally that he refuses the proposal by Viridor to build an incinerator on land earmarked for the Wandle Valley country park and wildlife … Continue reading

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