Category Archives: London-wide issues

Tories do their bit for housing crisis in their Purley back yard

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on an interesting applicant at tomorrow night’s planning meeting with their own proposal for overdevelopment in Purley Croydon Tories, so often the Nimbys’ friends when it comes to opposing over-development in the borough’s suburbs, will … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon West, Croydon South, Housing, Jason Perry, Mario Creatura, Parking, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Purley, Sue Winborn | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Newman holds meeting with ministers over Westfield’s delays

By Ken Lee, Town Hall correspondent Tony Newman, the Labour leader of the council, was missing from the Town Hall for last night’s extraordinary meeting on the state of the borough’s children’s services. Apparently, he had more important matters to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, CPO, Croydon Council, Housing, Planning, Property, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Labour focuses on housing policy with Onn at supper club

Melanie Onn, the Grimsby MP and the housing spokesperson in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet, will be speaking at a supper club in Croydon Central next month. Croydon Central was the parliamentary constituency where Sarah Jones ousted the Tory … Continue reading

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Tory government still refusing to pay for fitting sprinklers

Work has begun to install sprinklers in 1,250 council-managed flats in tower blocks in Croydon, but the Tory government continues to refuse to provide any financial assistance towards the £10million costs, despite the horrific tragedy at Grenfell Tower earlier this … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Croydon Council, Housing, London Fire Brigade, Planning, Schools | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Council to drop licensing restrictions to make way for Westfield

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest move by the council to make it easier for Westfield to rent out space in its supermall to boozers, bars and places flogging £10 burgers There’s an estimated 17,000 people moving … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boxpark, Business, Crime, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Hamida Ali, Jo Negrini, Planning, Policing, Pubs, Restaurants, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Drivers warned of fatigue risks two years before tram crash

The operators of the Croydon tram network were formally warned by staff two and a half years before the tragic Sandilands derailment that the company’s shift system was creating dangerous levels of fatigue among its drivers “which could lead to … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Caroline Pidgeon, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sandilands derailment, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Croydon Labour bricking it over Corbyn’s housing policies

Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on a game-changer for council homes announced at the Labour Party conference Tony Newman and the leadership of Croydon’s Labour-run council could be on a collision course with their party over their controversial Brick by Brick … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Andrew Fisher, Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Landlord licensing, Planning, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment