Category Archives: Steve O’Connell

Former Met officer accuses PM of having ‘blood on her hands’

This is a television news interview you’re unlikely to see re-run in full on any major news channel any time soon. After four young men were killed on New Year’s Eve in our city, Sky News conducted this interview with … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Knife crime, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Policing, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Licensing changes are halted over bashment ban concerns

Council plans to alter its licensing policy in the town centre, after several years of strictly applying rules which discouraged new bars, night clubs and pubs to open, failed to get past the first hurdle of last week’s committee meeting … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Business, Callton Young, Croydon Council, David Wood, Jane Avis, Jo Negrini, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Pubs, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Silent’ Steve O’Connell scores own-goal with Palace punditry

It’s a question which many Town Hall observers ask, but few manage to answer satisfactorily: just what does “Silent” Steve O’Connell do for the near-£80,000 a year he pockets from being a local councillor and London Assembly Member? Well yesterday … Continue reading

Posted in Crystal Palace FC, Football, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Policing, Roy Hodgson, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council planners ignore Queen’s Hotel objections from MP

Croydon Council’s planning department has gone against the views of two MPs, a pair of London Assembly Members, elected councillors and hundreds of angry residents, and has recommended approval of a monstrous expansion of the historic Queen’s Hotel on Church … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon North, Fiona Twycross, History, London Assembly, Planning, South Norwood, Steve O'Connell, Steve Reed MP, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Taxi for Philp! Tory MP exposes his business agenda

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on how Croydon South’s Member of Parliament has stalled on a campaign that ignores the safety of his constituents No sooner had Transport for London announced the decision to refuse to renew digital taxi firm … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

O’Connell’s 2020 vision is to stand down from City Hall role

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest decision by a Tory politician to jump before they get pushed by the electorate Steve O’Connell, the third-rate local politician with the first-rate public allowances income, has decided not to stand for re-election to … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 London elections, Crime, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Station closures reducing time Coulsdon police spend on patrol

The police in Coulsdon are having to pack up and stop working before 8pm each night – at least in part because it takes them so long to get back to their nearest police station to finalise their paperwork. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Crime, Kenley, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments