Category Archives: Southwark Council

Freedom! Are Crystal Palace residents ready for breakaway?

The week-long Crystal Palace Festival gets underway tomorrow with a weekend of music and dance in the park. But because of the local borough geography, the organisers and other groups have to deal with five, even six, local authorities, which … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Art, Bromley Council, Comedy, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace Park, Dance, Lambeth Council, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Music, Poetry, Southwark Council, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Security warning for demonstrations over European elections

WALTER CRONXITE on how Croydon and other London local authorities have been told to prepare for the worst: European elections in May Jo Negrini, Croydon’s barely competent £200,000 per year council chief executive, confirmed to Monday night’s full council meeting … Continue reading

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Croydon Labour MP Reed is quick to reject Umunna’s splitters

STEVEN DOWNES on reactions and responses to the not-so-magnificent seven’s resignation from the Labour Party The bitter, decade-long personal, political feud between Chuka Umunna and Steve Reed OBE may have played a significant factor in the former vice-chair of Progress … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Croydon North, Jack Buck, London-wide issues, Sadiq Khan, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Buck-ing the trend: Croydon Labour staffer challenges Mayor

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on wranglings within Labour in south London over the social cleansing of working class areas An employee of the Labour Party in Croydon has condemned Labour’s London Mayor Sadiq Khan for having a gentrification agenda … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Housing, Jack Buck, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Southwark Council, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Festival of the Great North Wood, Sydenham Hill Wood, Sep 9

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Going, going, gone: Housing associations in property flog-off

Step-by-step – or is that brick-by-brick? – social cleansing is coming to Croydon. A luxury hotel in central London is the swanky venue today for an auction for property speculators at which £7.2million-worth of former social flats and houses is … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Housing, London-wide issues, Southwark Council | Tagged , | 3 Comments