Category Archives: Peter Underwood

A six-point plan to enhance our precious, under-threat parks

Conservationist PETER UNDERWOOD says that we need to support a Parks Charter to help guarantee the future of local open spaces I love spending time in nature, and we are blessed with a large number and variety of parks and … Continue reading

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The election lesson for Croydon’s Greens is: must do better

CROYDON COMMENTARY: What’s the state of local democracy after last week’s local elections? Not great, according to PETER UNDERWOOD As the dust settles on another local election campaign it’s time to start looking at what the results mean for the … Continue reading

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It’s time to end the Town Hall’s Punch and Judy show

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Local election candidate PETER UNDERWOOD, pictured, says that next week’s visit to the polling station is your opportunity to vote for change A week on Thursday, you will elect your local councillors to sit on Croydon Council for … Continue reading

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Greens challenge Labour on ‘regeneration’ and social housing

The Green Party today heaped more pressure on Labour councils in London – including Croydon – which have opted to sell-off large tracts of public property for private housing, while failing to deliver housing for social rent – or what … Continue reading

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‘If Vince Cable can’t win in south London, where can he win?’

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the near-total absence of any real third-party challenge for the local elections, now just five weeks away However unseemly the sight of Labour and Tories slugging it out in the Town Hall Chamber on Monday … Continue reading

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Conservation Volunteers splashing out on Croydon’s ponds

There are more than 30 ponds in public areas, parks and open spaces in Croydon. Many are well-known landmarks, some have Friends groups to help keep them clean and vibrant. Yet most people know very little about the history of … Continue reading

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Croydon needs to be in the zone to allow children to breathe

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Mayor of London is consulting on the capital’s air quality, and PETER UNDERWOOD says it is important that people in Croydon make him aware that we need to be included in the extended Ultra Low Emissions Zone … Continue reading

Posted in Caroline Russell, Croydon Council, Croydon Friends of the Earth, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Peter Underwood, Sadiq Khan, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments