Category Archives: London Road Traders Association

Plans to pedestrianise Croydon High Street can take a hike

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Is spending hundreds of thousands of pounds to pedestrianise a short stretch of Croydon High Street really the answer to the town centre’s night time economy, as the council’s leadership  seems to think? LEWIS WHITE, pictured right, doesn’t … Continue reading

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Croydon risked handing back £20m unspent riot recovery cash

A community activist, Bushra Ahmed, herself one of the victims of the 2011 Croydon riots, has discovered that after three years, Croydon’s Conservative-run council had managed to spend less than £4 million of the £23 million Riot Recovery Fund promised … Continue reading

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The festering scandal of how London Road has been forgotten

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In a week of anniversaries, tomorrow’s of the Croydon Riots reminds us quite how poorly served the people of London Road have been by some working in public service. By STEVEN DOWNES To borrow a phrase, August 8 … Continue reading

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West Croydon festival gets the thin end of Westfield cash

The crass disparity in treatment between those areas of Croydon which were worst-hit by the riots and those which escaped too much damage is exposed yet again, with the announcement of this year’s South End Food Festival next month. Westfield, … Continue reading

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Riot money splurged to celebrate the Bridge to Nowhere

Croydon Council is spending public money on a party tomorrow night. There will be food. There will be drink. There will be fireworks! It does not seem to have occurred to anyone that the spending of riot recovery money in … Continue reading

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London Road still bypassed by aid, media and politicians

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The area worst-hit by arson and looting on the night of the riots has never been a priority, right from the moment the first petrol bombs were hurled on August 8, 2011, says PATRICK RATNARAJA London Road has … Continue reading

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Council offers four days’ notice for Question Time event

Who dares say that Croydon Council has problems with its communications with Council Tax-payers? Who has the audacity to suggest that senior councillors from the Conservative group that runs the council are a bit slow in coming forward when it … Continue reading

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Cooper condemns government’s betrayal of London Road

Yvette Cooper, the shadow Home Secretary, has condemned the London Mayor’s plan to divert millions of pounds of riot compensation cash from Croydon’s victims of rioting in order to cover-up his planned cuts in policing. On a visit to Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, 8/8: London Road stories, Andrew Stranack, Boris Johnson, Business, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon North, London Road Traders Association, Policing, Steve Reed MP, West Croydon Community Forum | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boris says he’s using riots funding to cover-up police cuts

London Road businesses and residents are to have a massive insult heaped upon the injury that many of them suffered in the Croydon riots last year, with Mayor Boris Johnson admitting that the Riots Recovery Fund he promised the area … Continue reading

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Election questions: Marisha Ray, Liberal Democrats

The Croydon North by-election is on November 29, and Inside Croydon has put to candidates a set of questions. We will be putting the responses on the record, published without the artifice, interruptions and grandstanding of the usual hustings. We … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Boris Johnson, Croydon North, CSEP, Education, Health, Housing, Libraries, London Road Traders Association, Marisha Ray, Mayor of London, Paul Burstow MP, St Helier Hospital, Tom Brake MP, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

London Road betrayed by broken promises says MP Khan

After a morning spent touring London Road, meeting local residents, business owners and workers in the area worst-hit by the rioting last year, shadow cabinet member Sadiq Khan realised he had made a shocking discovery about Croydon. “Not a single … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Broad Green, Business, Croydon 8/8, Croydon North, London Road Traders Association, London-wide issues, Malcolm Wicks MP, Mayor of London, Parking, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Boris’s cunning plan: too high, too many, too central

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Mayor of London’s “cunning plan” for Croydon is flawed in important respects, says ANDREW PELLING – too much housing crammed into the centre of the borough, in too many high-rise blocks, and by ignoring other parts of … Continue reading

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London Road prepares for a Festival of Cultures

Next Monday sees the beginning of a week’s worth of activities all building towards the London Road Carnival of Cultures on Sunday September 23. Lives Not Knives is holding a couple of workshops, for teenagers and for adults, on Monday, … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Broad Green, Charity, Community associations, Croydon 8/8, Dance, Education, London Road Traders Association, Music, West Croydon, West Croydon Community Forum | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon’s Black Friday: Allders a sad sign of wider decline

Friday, September 7, 2012 will go down as the latest dark day in the history of Croydon. The announcement of the closure of Allders may not seem as tragic or dramatic as the events of the 8/8 riots of a … Continue reading

Posted in 8/8: London Road stories, Allders, Business, Centrale, Charity, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, History, Housing, IYLO, Jon Rouse, Local media, London Road Traders Association, London-wide issues, Mike Fisher, Planning, Property, Surrey Street, Trinity School, Warehouse Theatre, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Slow recovery after riots forces jewellers to cut jobs

8/8 ONE YEAR ON: At least one shop on London Road has had to accept a lower compensation figure just to be able to open its shutters once again, writes ANDREW PELLING Mithus jewellers in London Road was completely trashed … Continue reading

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Tamils working hard to get London Road back on its feet

8/8 ONE YEAR ON: Having escaped a bitter and destructive civil war, the local Tamil community is coping with the aftermath of the Croydon riots, ANDREW PELLING reports Croydon’s Tamil community saw a lot of trouble back in Sri Lanka, … Continue reading

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West Croydon student asks us all to join World Peace Day

Over the coming weeks, Inside Croydon will be running a series of articles that look back to that darkest night of 2011, 8/8. But first, we look forward, with a message of hope and peace from AISHAH MEHMOOD I am … Continue reading

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London Road traders going bust over riot insurance delays

Business owners from London Road – probably the area worst affected by the riots in Croydon last August – took to the streets on Thursday with their brooms and spray guns. More than 50 local traders were joined by residents, … Continue reading

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