Category Archives: London-wide issues

Croydon condemned for ‘cultural apartheid’ over music ban

One of the country’s most prominent black activists has condemned Croydon Council’s suppression of its own report into the town centre’s night-time economy. Lee Jasper has described Croydon police’s “bashment ban” – withholding licences from nightclubs that want to play … Continue reading

Posted in Amy Lamé Limited, Andy Tarrant, Business, Callton Young, Croydon Council, Dance, Jeff Boothe, Jo Negrini, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Music, Policing, Pubs, Sadiq Khan, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council planning chief’s ‘new way of working’ for Brick by Brick

Having managed to piss off people from Upper Norwood to Purley, from Shirley to Coulsdon, Brick by Brick, the council’s wholly owned and wholly opaque home-building company, and the Town Hall planning department are undertaking a pre-Christmas charm offensive. For … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Bernard Weatherill House, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Pete Smith, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

4,000 residents apply to buy pocket-sized Addiscombe flats

A private developer building a residential tower just across the road from the 50p-bit building and tram tracks of East Croydon has received more than 4,000 expressions of interest from Croydon residents who might want to take one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Business, Croydon Council, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Old Coulsdon residents ready for back-garden developers

As BARRATT HOLMES reports, the opening moves in the battle for your back gardens have just begun Croydon’s Tories really know no shame. Publicly, they are keen to try to score petty political points by claiming to be opposed to … Continue reading

Posted in Coulsdon, Environment, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning, Sadiq Khan | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Residents expect to be safe travelling on public transport’

Politicians at Croydon Town Hall and in City Hall this afternoon called for all of the recommendations in the RAIB report to be implemented as soon as possible. The Rail Accident Investigations Branch report published today followed an investigation into … Continue reading

Posted in Caroline Pidgeon, London Assembly, Sandilands derailment, TfL, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Brick by Brick begins its privatisation of public open space

Oh, how we laughed – not – when someone in the offices of the council’s unaccountable property speculators, Brick by Brick, decided to tweet a joke yesterday. “This week we have been mainly painting hoardings…”, they said, apparently channeling The … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, South Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 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