Category Archives: Anthony Brooks

Streets are so dark that even a councillor avoids them at night

Some of the borough’s residential streets are so poorly lit after contractors Skanska have “designed” and installed its “modern” street lamps, that one elected councillor has complained that she no longer feels safe to walk alone along some of the … Continue reading

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Skanska create an unholy mess and leave Minster in the dark

The council’s lighting contractors are conducting a “consultation” of some residents in Croydon to discover how well the company is performing. Since they are carrying out the consultation themselves, no one expects the resultant report to be anything but glowing … Continue reading

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Croydon has built only 12 council homes in 18 months

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the council is getting on with its “ambition” to provide the many new homes needed by its growing population 12 That’s how many new housing units that have been completed by Croydon Council since Labour … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Anthony Brooks, Bernard Weatherill House, Boxpark, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Environment, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Kiely leaves council planning post with barely a mention

Last week, one Redhill-based publication devoted two complete pages to the retirement of one of its own staff. But we have been unable to find a single word in its pages about the departure from Croydon of the council’s planning … Continue reading

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Questions mounting over political influence at council

There is mounting evidence that some of Croydon Council’s most senior officials are behaving in a dubious manner in respect of the local elections later this month, when they have tens of thousands of pounds of public money at their … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Anthony Brooks, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell, Julie Belvir, Mark Watson, Nathan Elvery, Patricia Hay-Justice, Peter Staveley, Phil Thomas, Refuse collection, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Croydon under threat from plague of poisonous caterpillars

Croydon must have offended the Almighty. A famine across the borough cannot be far away next, because after the floods of February, residents of Croydon now have to deal with the threat of a pestilence of Biblical proportions. Tony Brooks, … Continue reading

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Council leader lied about homeless ‘socialising’ at soup kitchen

Mike Fisher, the Tory leader of Croydon Council, misled a Town Hall meeting when he claimed to have received complaints from a council-funded service provider over the work of Nightwatch, the charity which provides a nightly soup kitchen for the … Continue reading

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Rubbish piles up on our streets as council keeps spinning

We had barely pressed the publish button on our latest fly-tipping report than the Sage of Waddon, Arfur Towcrate, was posting to Twitter another example of how the state of Croydon’s streets is utterly rubbish:

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Council-funded ‘community group’ gets closer to the council

More questions have arisen about the independence from Croydon Council of the council-funded “Croydon Communities Consortium”, after Inside Croydon had sight of an email to the CCC’s chairwoman, Elizabeth Ash, from David Freeman. Freeman works in the office of Nathan … Continue reading

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