Category Archives: Sadiq Khan

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

Two-thirds of Londoners back ballots on redevelopment

A survey published today has found that nearly two-thirds of Londoners expect to be balloted on whether their homes are subjected to redevelopment. The survey, conducted by YouGov, was commissioned by London Assembly Member Sian Berry. It found that 64 … Continue reading

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

Mayor gives £750,000 to support projects for tram victims

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, this morning announced a £750,000 fund to support community recovery activities following the Sandilands tram derailment 18 months ago. But in somewhat spiky notes issued with the press release from City Hall, the Labour … Continue reading

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Newman snubbed by Mayor over Borough of Culture bid

WALTER CRONXITE on a rebuff for Croydon’s half-arsed artistic efforts So, it seems that the Mayor of London doesn’t reckon much of council leader Tony Newman’s notion of what passes for culture in Croydon. Indeed, Sadiq Khan appears to share … Continue reading

Posted in Ambition Festival, Art, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Croydon needs to be in the zone to allow children to breathe

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Mayor of London is consulting on the capital’s air quality, and PETER UNDERWOOD says it is important that people in Croydon make him aware that we need to be included in the extended Ultra Low Emissions Zone … Continue reading

Posted in Caroline Russell, Croydon Council, Croydon Friends of the Earth, Croydon Greens, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Peter Underwood, Sadiq Khan, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

More police cuts on the way as borough commands merge

Another raft of police reorganisation has been announced and, like all such re-organisations, the change is not to make the service better, just cheaper. For once, there seems to be cross-party unanimity over the proposals, as no party appears to … Continue reading

Posted in Bromley Council, Crime, Jeff Boothe, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Twycross is appointed as London’s Deputy Mayor for Fire

Fiona Twycross is to be London’s first Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience when responsibility for the London Fire Brigade passes to City Hall next month. Croydon resident Twycross has been the Labour’s lead Assembly Member on the London Fire … Continue reading

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