Category Archives: London Road Traders Association

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

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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

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