Tag Archives: Tory

Croydon’s rubbish council: the 2014 Garbage Gallery

APRIL 15 UPDATE: Our loyal reader’s been in touch again, this time with potentially embarrassing evidence of Croydon Tories actively providing some of the rubbish that routinely blights the borough’s streets. Look carefully at the crap on the pavement, and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Selhurst | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Greens hold back from promising to scrap £1bn incinerator

The Green Party launched its local election manifesto for Croydon yesterday, confirming that it will field a full slate of 70 candidates across the whole of the borough. The Greens seem poised to benefit on voting day next month from … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croham, Croydon Greens, Environment, Fly tipping, Fracking, Gordon Ross, Knife crime, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council spends £200,000 on dropped kerbs in flood-risk area

Senior Conservative politicians have ordered Croydon Council staff to cold-call house-holders in a marginal ward to offer to build dropped kerbs with a hefty discount provided on the rates. At the same time that council staff and the emergency services … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Andrew Pelling, Bensham Manor, Clare Hilley, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Joy Prince, Parking, Phil Thomas, Property, Robert Canning, Simon Hoar, Tony Harris, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tories pick ‘Osland of the Yard’ to stand in Thornton Heath

The Conservatives have announced that they will be fielding a former senior police officer who headed the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation as a candidate in Thornton Heath ward at next month’s Town Hall elections. Croydon’s Tories are so short on … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Broad Green, Coulsdon West, Crime, Croydon North, David Osland, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell MP, Norbury, Selhurst, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, Waddon, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The MP, the charity, the £1bn scheme and a three-year closure

The Whitgift Centre is to be closed for three years – and that’s according to the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, so it must be true. There has been confusion this week over the plans for the £1 billion re-development … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Scrap council cabinet and councillors’ allowances, says TUC

Croydon’s trade unionists have issued a 10-point challenge to all candidates standing in the local elections next month, and presented their traditional allies in the Labour Party with a significant problem, daring them to oppose outright all further cuts in … Continue reading

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Planning chief: ‘I don’t know how long Whitgift will be closed’

The lack of clarity over the immediate future of the Whitgift Centre was compounded yesterday when a council director called in certain sections of the local media to provide an on-the-record briefing to contradict the information she had herself provided … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Whitgift Centre to close for three years in Croydon facelift

Whoops. Someone must have forgotten to mention,  amid the local Establishment’s ecstasy over the vast acreage of retail floor space and 5,000 “new” jobs that the £1 billion new Hammersfield shopping mall promises to bring to central Croydon, that to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Radio station accused of deceit over inclusion of NF guest

Figures from a range of political parties are accusing Croydon Radio of deceiving them over the inclusion of local fascist Tony Martin in an “election special” aired last night. Andrew Pelling, the former Croydon MP who presented a midweek show … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Andrew Pelling, Croham, Croydon Radio, Local media, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Residents appear helpless to halt the ‘Curse of Coulsdon’

Ignored and unheeded, the residents of Coulsdon appear to have few options in their opposition to aspects of the Cane Hill housing development, writes ANDREW PELLING None of the Conservative party’s six Coulsdon councillors attended Friday’s Community Centre meeting, which … Continue reading

Posted in Gavin Barwell MP, Croydon Council, Andrew Pelling, Justin Cromie, Planning, URV, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, David Osland, Coulsdon East, Chris Wright, Ian Parker, Cane Hill, Terry Lenton, Jeet Bains | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Coulsdon was sentenced to be crucified last night’

There was a mixture of dismay and outright anger among Coulsdon residents after last night’s strategic (ha!) planning meeting at the Town Hall saw six Tory councillors vote through the planning applications for Barratt to build 677 houses on the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Cane Hill, Chris Wright, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Environment, Housing, Jason Perry, Mayor of London, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Parking, Planning, Property, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Assembly Member objects to increase in by-pass speed limit

The council’s strategic planning committee meets tonight, and with its in-built Tory majority of councillors in awe of developers, it is likely to rubber-stamp developers Barratt’s plans to build nearly 700 houses at Cane Hill without adequate road access, and … Continue reading

Posted in Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Councillors get two months off to work out what they stand for

WALTER CONXITE, our man with a dog-eared copy of the local free paper and a part-eaten Yorkie bar, offers his pre-Grand National pin-stickers’ guide to the likely outcome of May’s local elections Croydon’s councillors, all 70 of them who between … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croham NF candidate dropped from election broadcast

Croydon Radio was forced into an embarrassing U-turn yesterday, as it withdrew its invitation to Tony Martin, Croydon’s representative of the fascist far-right, to appear on its endurance test of a four-hour “election special” planned for Sunday. Tony Martin – … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croham, Croydon Council, Croydon Radio, Local media, Maria Gatland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

What Barwell fails to tell you and the myths of Council Tax

This is the level of political “frankness” we can expect in the coming weeks. Tim Donovan, BBC London’s political editor, asked his studio guest on Sunday whether he was “worried” by UKIP in Croydon. “Yes and no,” came the reply … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Council Tax, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments