Category Archives: Opama Khan

Croydon’s bus shelter project ‘has been progressing well’

The management of even straightforward pieces of street furniture continues to be beyond the capabilities of some of the council’s six-figure-salaried executives As the chill winds and rains arrive with autumn, council officials snug in their offices in Fisher’s Folly … Continue reading

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Company behind ‘smart’ bus shelters has CCJs for unpaid bills

CROYDON IN CRISIS: A former government minister under Tony Blair helped to broker the deal with an unproven tech company promising the council £6.8m in advertising income from ‘smart’ bus shelters – but that is all in jeopardy, with the … Continue reading

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Council’s digital bus shelters partner is late to file accounts

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Long-promised ‘smart’ bus shelters have been delayed because of supply issues caused by the war in Ukraine, according to the latest excuse offered by Town Hall officials. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Long-suffering bus passengers travelling around Croydon … Continue reading

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‘Challenging’ deal caused bus shelter delay, councillor says

Street-side advertising specialist JCDecaux refused to accept payments to keep its bus shelters in place in Croydon until replacements could be ready, according to a senior member of the council. Muhammad Ali is the council cabinet member for “sustainable” Croydon. … Continue reading

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Councillor tells officials: ‘Apologise for this incompetence’

A Labour councillor has accused Croydon officials of ‘playing us all for fools’ and says that the council ‘should be apologising to residents for this incompetence’ over the borough’s vanishing bus shelters At least one Croydon councillor is, as Oscar-winner … Continue reading

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Bus passengers face a wet winter of discontent with no shelters

Six months since Inside Croydon first revealed the secret removal of the borough’s bus shelters, and a dodgy-looking £6.8million deal with a small company that had only been established a few months earlier, the council has admitted that not a … Continue reading

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Council’s £6.8m bus shelter deal with 9-month-old tech firm

There’s good news for any Croydon bus passengers who during this week’s stormy weather have been battered and rained on while waiting for their transport at bus stops without their usual shelters. Inevitably, though, this being Croydon, there’s some bad … Continue reading

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