Category Archives: Tom Copley

‘Chilling and concerning’ rise in number of rough sleepers

A Labour London Assembly Member has described Croydon’s growing homelessness problem as “chilling and profoundly concerning”. Rough sleeping has increased by 17 per cent in Croydon in the past year, according to figures released in the latest series of Greater … Continue reading

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Cummings in poll position with all-woman Assembly shortlist

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how Labour has finally got round to selecting candidates for next May’s London Assembly elections The fix is in. Labour announced yesterday morning that the selection of a candidate to stand for the party in … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 London elections, Andrew Dismore, Florence Eshalomi, Jamie Audsley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Patsy Cummings, Sadiq Khan, Shaun Bailey, Tom Copley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Slums of the Future: Croydon has capital’s smallest micro-flat

Thousands of Croydon families are finding themselves in “cramped, substandard, and unaffordable homes” due to “flawed” government planning regulations, research published today claims. The report by London Assembly Member Tom Copley highlights Croydon has having more permitted development flats than … Continue reading

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44 care homes in Croydon fail post-Grenfell fire safety tests

Figures from the Mayor of London show that 44 care homes in Croydon were failing to meet fire safety standards through London Fire Brigade audits carried out following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The figures put Croydon as second worst in … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Social Care, Andrew Dismore, Bromley Council, Croydon Council, Kingston, Lambeth Council, London Assembly, London Fire Brigade, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Merton, Outside Croydon, Southwark Council, Sutton Council, Tom Copley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour’s Copley calls on councils to build homes for social rent

A Labour London Assembly Member has called for local authorities in the capital to provide thousands more homes for social rent – what used to be called council homes – and for the scrapping of the Thatcherite Right To Buy … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Housing, Jo Negrini, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Planning, Steve Reed MP, Tom Copley | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

O’Connell’s ‘reap what you sow’ remarks branded ‘terrifying’

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how a Tory councillor has been forced into a climbdown after appearing to voice support for right-wing thugs after their assault on peaceful protesters There was cross-party condemnation last night for Steve O’Connell, the Croydon … Continue reading

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MP Jones ‘shocked’ as Philp’s new money claim proves false

Two of Croydon’s MPs have been in a spat over the details of the Tory Government’s latest initiative to help the homeless, after Croydon South Conservative MP Chris Philp was wheeled out for the broadcast media on Sunday night and … Continue reading

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