Category Archives: Bensham Manor

Croydon and ‘delivery’, Part 94: East Croydon bus station

“Thank you,” states the signage seen by tens of thousands of Croydon commuters every day, “for your patience during these essential construction works.” Note that: the works are essential. Though perhaps not essential enough to get them finished in a … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Rulebook gaffe forces Labour to lift councillor’s suspension

Confusion and suspicion surround Bensham Manor councillor Jamie Audsley’s status within the Labour group at Croydon Town Hall, after his suspension from the ruling party’s whip over a disciplinary matter was dropped within 24 hours of its being announced. Sources … Continue reading

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Air pollution means pupils at new school will be kept indoors

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest example of a school development which the council concedes could put the long-term health of generations of children at risk The planning committee last night gave the go-ahead to build a school for four- … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Croydon Council, Education, Jamie Audsley, Joy Prince, Krishna Avanti Primary, Paul Scott, Planning, Robert Canning, Schools, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Bensham Manor councillor suspended by Labour group

Jamie Audsley, a deputy cabinet member and one of the councillors for Bensham Manor ward, has had the Labour Party whip at the Town Hall withdrawn, pending an investigation and hearing into his conduct following a “serious” complaint. It means … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Jamie Audsley, Matthew Kyeremeh, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour spin doctor Ellerby accused of a £1.4m comms trick

Croydon’s Council Tax-payers could be facing hundreds of thousands of pounds of additional costs, on top of the six-figure salary for their new Blairite political spin-doctor, Julian Ellerby, if his track record at neighbouring Lambeth is anything to go by. … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Julian Ellerby, Lambeth Council, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council set to wave through £800,000 flats built on public park

The full horror of the over-tall overdevelopment of tower blocks on the site of Taberner House is beginning to be revealed, as documents with some design drawings have been published and the planning process has been opened up for public … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Paul Scott, Planning, Queens Gardens, Taberner House | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Old Ashburton library to be handed over to private companies

That “ambition” thing we were told so much about in 2013 and 2014, before the last Town Hall elections? It seems that if you want to turn it into the “delivery” thing, it can take a long time and a … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Ashburton, Community associations, Croydon parks, Education, Friends of Ashburton Park, Timothy Godfrey | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments