Category Archives: Riots Review Panel

Councils too lazy and prejudiced to help small businesses

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Three years after the London riots, with many small businesses still awaiting compensation, in response to our feature about the forgotten residents and businesses of West Croydon, ROD DAVIES argues that our borough council fails to properly serve … Continue reading

Posted in 8/8: London Road stories, Business, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Riots Review Panel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 8/8: London Road stories, Broad Green, Business, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Fairfield, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell, Knife crime, London Road Traders Association, Nathan Elvery, Riots Review Panel, South Croydon, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Two years on and who holds Croydon’s police to account?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With the demise of the MPA under Mayor Boris Johnson, police accountability in London is potentially worse now than in the rest of England and Wales. HAMIDA ALI says that the need to hold to account decisions on … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 8/8: London Road stories, Boris Johnson, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Hamida Ali, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Riots Review Panel, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The riots, an assertion of power and our self-serving council

It is two years to the day since the riots hit Croydon, and not only do many of those dispossessed and rendered homeless on that night of infamy remain waiting for government help and compensation, but we still do not … Continue reading

Posted in 8/8: London Road stories, Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Jon Rouse, Mayor of London, Policing, Riots Review Panel, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath, Waddon, West Croydon, West Croydon Community Forum, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Council’s Mr & Mrs act that defies proper declarations

The move by Croydon Council to take over the running of the Fairfield Halls has thrown a supertrouper spotlight on some of the interests, and potential conflicts of interest, of leading members of the borough’s Establishment. After all, with senior … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Care Homes, Charity, Croydon 8/8, Dudley Mead, Fairfield Halls, London Mozart Players, Margaret Mead, Old Palace, Riots Review Panel, Schools, Trinity School, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation, Whitgift School | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Boris’s latest lies on police and crime figures laid bare

It is a week now since London Mayor Boris Johnson published his police review which confirmed that Croydon, the capital’s most populated borough, is to have all but one of its police stations closed, and this barely 18 months since … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Crime, Croydon 8/8, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Riots Review Panel, Simon Hoar | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Steve Reed MP: “I’m taking police cuts issue to the very top”

After his first 100 days as MP for Croydon North, STEVE REED is getting on with the job at Westminster, and in Croydon I’ve just finished my first 100 days since I was elected last November. As a new MP, … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Community associations, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon North, Libraries, Mayor of London, Policing, Riots Review Panel, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment