Category Archives: Darren Johnson

Boris finally abandons plans to demolish Crystal Palace track

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has finally abandoned his ill-considered plans to demolish Crystal Palace’s athletics stadium and indoor track, following the deeply flawed consultation conducted by a company which has London’s Olympic hero, Seb Coe, as its executive chairman. … Continue reading

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Posted in 2016 London elections, Athletics, Boris Johnson, Croydon North, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Property, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Green Berry could hold balance in race for London Mayor

Sian Berry could be the model political candidate. Today, the Green Party’s candidate for London Mayor has declared that she would withdraw nearly £650,000 of City Hall funding from London Fashion Week if the organisers do not reform their use … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2016 London elections, Caroline Pidgeon, Croydon Greens, Darren Johnson, Environment, Housing, Jenny Jones, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sian Berry, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Boris Flyover to cost more than Mayor’s annual bike spend

Mayor of London Boris Johnson wants to spend more on building a four-/five-/six-lane flyover through a Waddon park than his entire annual spend on cycling in the city for 2014-2015. That’s the conclusion of Darren Johnson, the Green Party Assembly … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Darren Johnson, Environment, Health, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

No evidence that Boris’s flyover will improve traffic flow

Croydon and Sutton residents whose Croydon Road and Duppas Hill homes, businesses and public park could be under threat from Boris Johnson’s multi-million-pound proposal to build a flyover to the Croydon Flyover may struggle to get any support from their … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Darren Johnson, Environment, Jo Negrini, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

£85m TfL road schemes include flyover to Croydon Flyover

STEVEN DOWNES reports on the latest example of millions of public money being spent for the benefit of private interests Boris Johnson’s Transport for London wants to build a flyover to link from the Sutton side of the Purley Way … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Cycling, Darren Johnson, Environment, Health, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Steve O'Connell, Tramlink, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Boris signals defeat on his Chinese giveaway at Crystal Palace

Has London Mayor Boris Johnson given up all hope on his “Chinese giveaway” of a chunk of Crystal Palace Park for the building of a replica of Paxton’s giant Victorian greenhouse? It certainly sounded that way during Mayor’s Question Time … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Croydon Greens, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

No they can’t! Viridor needs to provide 100% safety guarantee

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For all the tens of thousands of pounds raised, and spent, by the Stop the Incinerator Campaign in taking its case to the High Court, the legal challenge has had to be based on planning issues. The issue … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Darren Johnson, Environment, Health, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Transition Town, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Crystal Palace to hold multi-borough hustings, May 7

Crystal Palace is getting “ready to rumble” on May 7 at the Queen’s Hotel with a packed Election Question Time cross-borough panel debate. With Town Hall elections on May 22 across Croydon and in the neighbouring London boroughs which converge … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Bromley Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, Lambeth Council, London-wide issues, Pat Ryan, Southwark Council, Steve O'Connell, Steve Reed MP, Tramlink | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Greens take a stand against Chinese takeaway of public park

Green Party figures from the five boroughs that meet at Crystal Palace – Bromley, Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth and Croydon – have united to oppose what they have called the “privatisation” of the Grade II-listed public park in a promised £500 … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Community associations, Croydon Greens, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Crystal Palace Chamber of Commerce Question Time, Mar 27

Crystal Palace Chamber Of Commerce is staging a Question Time event next Thursday, March 27, from 7pm at the Queens Hotel, Church Road, where members of the public put their questions to Greater London Authority members of the Labour, Conservative … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Business, Community associations, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, Environment, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Planning, Steve O'Connell, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boris accused over “secret” £500m Chinese takeaway

London Mayor Boris Johnson entered into a secret agreement with a Chinese billionaire six months before a £500 million scheme to build a replica Crystal Palace was announced publicly, a group of local residents allege in a letter sent to their … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Community associations, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, Environment, History, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Norwood Society, Planning, Property, Steve Reed MP, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Boris showed “outrageous contempt” for Crystal Palace locals

A senior member of the London Assembly has attacked Boris Johnson for showing “outrageous contempt for local democracy” by supporting a Chinese billionaire’s plans to build a replica Crystal Palace on public parkland. The only real surprise is that Assembly … Continue reading

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