Category Archives: Andrew Pelling

Flyover pedestrian underpass where rape took place is a ‘good link’ to new primary school, according to council planners

The underpass near the Croydon Flyover where a brutal rape took place in broad daylight last month has been suggested as a safe route to a new school for mothers and young children at a Croydon Council planning committee meeting … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick is failing to deliver on affordable homes pledge

BARRATT HOLMES on the overdevelopment of planning meetings – five more to come in the next few weeks  – and how Thursday’s committee approved three schemes from a council-owned developer without any affordable housing whatsoever Croydon’s chief executive, Jo Negrini, … Continue reading

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Croydon Airport gets an upgrade to help preserve its history

“Getting an upgrade” is the Holy Grail for many airline passengers in the 21st Century, a stroke of good fortune which can transform a long and sometimes uncomfortable flight into an experience to be enjoyed. But now an entire airport … Continue reading

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Mystery of the vanishing objections to council’s Local Plan

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the disappearance of ward councillors’ contribution to a key consultation on Croydon’s strategic planning document It might not be quite up there with the unexplained disappearance of Lord Lucan, but comments submitted by Waddon Labour councillors … Continue reading

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Council hands Hunt final decision over cuts to IVF treatment

The Council’s health and social care scrutiny committee has thrown a curve ball to the Tory government over cuts in NHS provision by referring the decision to end the provision of IVF fertility treatment in Croydon to Jeremy Hunt, the … Continue reading

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Councillor criticises ‘casual racism’ displayed at Brexit debate

Within a week of the savage mob attack in Shrublands which left a teenaged asylum seeker fighting for his life and which is being investigated as a hate crime, a Labour councillor has felt it necessary to remind some members … Continue reading

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‘Optimistic’ MP Philp to debate Britain’s future after Brexit

Croydon South Tory MP Chris Philp is to take part in a debate on Britain’s Brexit future. Organised by the Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society, the event is being held on Wednesday, April 5 at the Coulsdon Day Centre. Philp … Continue reading

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