Category Archives: Sadiq Khan

Labour-run Croydon sold-off 140 council homes in one year

Croydon’s Labour-run council saw the borough’s stock of council homes reduced by 140 in a single year, according to official figures, while neighbouring boroughs suffered no net change to their borough’s number of council houses. Thatcherite Right-to-Buy policies, with enhanced … Continue reading

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London lost 3,620 council homes in one year, figures show

There are fewer council homes in London than there were in 2016. That’s according to figures provided at City Hall, based on the Government’s annual update for housing stock for the capital. There’s no breakdown (yet) for housing numbers by … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tram’s Elmers End branch on track with £3.3m from TfL

The Elmers End branch of the tram network is to be upgraded, including double tracking of the branch line and a second platform at the tram stop, as part of £24million-worth of transport infrastructure improvements around the capital announced this … Continue reading

Posted in Bromley Council, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Sadiq Khan, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

The race to replace ‘Silent’ Steve O’Connell has already begun

Just when you thought it was safe to go out on to the streets without risk of being button-holed by political activists, WALTER CRONXITE reports that preparations are already being made for the next round of elections Weekend reports that … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, 2020 London elections, Heidi Alexander, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Paul Scully MP, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Norbury project wins grant from £1.1m knife crime funding

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced £1.15million-worth of grants to projects around the capital, including four which operate in Croydon, and which are working to reduce knife crime and its impact on families and communities. A total of … Continue reading

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Respect for Shawcross as she retires as Khan’s deputy mayor

Val Shawcross is standing down as London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s deputy for transport. The move will prompt a parliamentary by-election in south-east London, and the likelihood of more Blairite v Momentum internal Labour jousting, as Shawcross’s job is to be … Continue reading

Posted in Heidi Alexander, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council deploys five more CCTV cameras in crime ‘hot spots’

Croydon Council has announced this morning that it is deploying five sets of CCTV cameras in the latest effort to deal with the rising tide of knife crime. Earlier this week, the police arrested two 17-year-olds on suspicion of causing … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Council, Jeff Boothe, Knife crime, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Sadiq Khan, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment