Category Archives: Croydon South

Croydon schools are still facing 5% cuts to their funding

A teachers’ union has accused an MP of giving “false hope” to Croydon teachers, parents and pupils over Tory cuts to schools funding, and told him to lobby his government for real-terms increases in the amounts allocated for education in … Continue reading

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Optivo fail to tell Coulsdon cottage tenants of change of plan

A housing association which failed to consult local residents and never bothered informing its own tenants that it wanted to bulldoze their historic home has now added insult to that injury by failing to advise the residents of Well Cottages … Continue reading

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Optivo abandons plan to bulldoze historic Coulsdon cottages

BARRATT HOLMES reports on a sudden climb down by one of the country’s largest housing associations Under pressure from mounting public outrage and an MP’s petition, following reports on Inside Croydon, Optivo, the giant housing association, has today announced that … Continue reading

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Council planner admits: we didn’t report consultation findings

KEN LEE reports on the latest shocking development (cough) surrounding the failures of the council planning department Croydon Council has failed to fulfill its statutory, legal obligations over planning applications. Who says? The head of Croydon Council’s planning department, that’s … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Pete Smith, Planning, Property, Purley, Sanderstead | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ex-planning chair: council broke law over Coulsdon cottages

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A borough alderman and former chair of the council planning committee, ADRIAN DENNIS, pictured right, suggests that the council may have failed to follow the letter of the law in the planning notification for Well Cottages Apart from … Continue reading

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MP slams Optivo over ‘outrageous’ plans to demolish cottages

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the shabby treatment of social housing tenants by one of the country’s largest housing associations An elderly couple who have lived in a Coulsdon cottage for almost 40 years only found out that they were to … Continue reading

Posted in Cane Hill, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon Tories’ leadership abandon hope with their B listers

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, has obtained a copy of a Croydon Conservatives internal document which shows their north-south divide of the borough when it comes to picking candidates for next year’s council elections Whoever Croydon Conservatives select to contest … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Jason Cummings, Mario Creatura, New Addington, Sara Bashford, Tim Pollard, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments