Category Archives: Steve O’Connell

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

TfL pushes through bus route changes despite opposition

Transport for London, after running a public consultation which found that a majority of respondents opposed changes to bus routes serving the Purley Way shops and Colonnades, has announced that it will go ahead with its proposals anyway. It means … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, Joy Prince, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Steve O'Connell, TfL, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Assembly Member tells Mayor to bin TfL’s Fiveways scheme

A London Assembly Member has called on Mayor Sadiq Khan to get Transport for London to go back to the drawing board with its latest proposals for the Fiveways junction on the Purley Way and “come back with a set … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Caroline Russell, Chris Philp MP, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Cycling, Environment, Harris Primary Purley Way, Health, Joy Prince, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Sadiq Khan, Schools, Steve O'Connell, Stuart King, TfL, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Newman attacks O’Connell over his Tory cuts to police

Monday night’s council cabinet meeting was the last before the summer break, and it produced a much-needed outbreak of political passion and rhetoric. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE trawled through the webcast so that you don’t have to Tony Newman, the … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Sarah Jones MP, Steve O'Connell, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

London’s borough leaders make call for more police funding

Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Council, has joined with the mayors and leaders of 19 other London boroughs to call on the Government to halt the damaging cuts to spending on the Metropolitan Police. Under Tory Boris Johnson as … Continue reading

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Commission draws the line under Newman’s bid for control

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how an effort to shore-up Town Hall power through boundary changes has left Croydon’s Labour leadership even more dependent on Jeremy Corbyn, the party leader many of them tried to oust The Local Government Boundary … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Andrew Rendle, Ashburton, Croham, Croydon Council, David Wood, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Helen Pollard, Kenley, Maddie Henson, Maria Gatland, New Addington, Paul Scott, Selhurst, Stephen Mann, Steve O'Connell, Sue Winborn, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments