Category Archives: Parking

Perry’s latest money-making wheeze? Big Brother parking

Croydon’s vandal-backing Mayor, Jason Perry, who showboats his opposition to ULEZ in public, now wants to hit motorists in Croydon in the pocket with his own money-grabbing parking app. Perry’s new fans from the anti-15minute city mob will be outraged. … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Mayor Jason Perry, Parking, Steve Iles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

MP accuses Aldi of ‘unacceptable’ U-turn on Coulsdon parking

Coulsdon residents are preparing for another battle over parking provision in their district centre, fighting against a scheme which the local MP has described as an “unacceptable proposal”. Just four years ago, Aldi was granted planning permission for their large … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Croydon South, Parking, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Perry’s parking proposal to impose smartphone apps on drivers

A consultation is expected next month that will halve the free period allowed on most on-street bays Croydon motorists will regard ULEZ expansion as a mere picnic once they grasp what Mayor Jason Perry has in store for them over … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Mayor Jason Perry, Parking, Steve Iles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Perry permits Town Hall question that helps return of Morgan

How closely did the Tory Mayor work with notorious motoring lobbyist over a council question that opposes the Brighton Road cycle corridor? WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, investigates After a lengthy absence, Coulsdon motoring lobbyist Peter Morgan, a character so divisive … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Coulsdon, Crime, Cycling, Mario Creatura, Mayor Jason Perry, Parking, Policing, Purley, Schools, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Bingo! No notice as parking in South Croydon goes digital-only

A digital-only parking trial that has been described by residents as “idiotic” and “unfair to anyone who doesn’t own a smartphone” has been launched this week in South Croydon – the ward which Croydon’s piss-poor Mayor, Jason Perry, represented as … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Mayor Jason Perry, Parking, South Croydon, Steve Iles | Tagged , , , , | 20 Comments

M&S announces Purley Way store opening date as Apr 27

Using the former John Lewis At Home site, the Croydon 38,000sqft clothing store and foodhall is the first of 20 stores being opened by Marks and Spencer in 2023 Marks and Spencer has announced Thursday April 27 as the official … Continue reading

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Council’s ‘new’ cycle corridor to Purley doesn’t go far enough

After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, South Croydon is about to get a proper cycle route which almost reaches the town centre. JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, reports Croydon Council’s reputation for being unenthusiastic about championing or encouraging sustainable modes … Continue reading

Posted in Clive Fraser, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor Jason Perry, Mayor of London, Parking, Purley, South Croydon, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Home owner’s victory after four-year battle with planners

The planning department at Croydon’s dysfunctional council has been caught out yet again after the collapse of a developer’s appeal – but only after incurring huge and avoidable costs. Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, unravels a saga of deceits and … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Chris Clark, Croydon Council, Heather Cheesbrough, Housing, Jade Appleton, Katherine Kerswell, Nicola Townsend, Park Hill and Whitgift, Parking, Paul Scott, Planning, Property | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Bees attack! Swarm puts sting in the tail of Purley Way party

The “world’s biggest party” finished with a sting for many at MattsBBQ on Saturday night, when a swarm of bees descended on Purley Way playing fields. The bees “attack” was video’d by some of the thousands of party-goers, showing terrified … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Music, Parking, Purley Way, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mayor Perry’s 20million reasons for breaking election promise

A council FoI response suggests that bullish remarks made about removing controversial traffic reduction schemes could prove too expensive to implement. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES £4,288,284.76 That’s the amount just a single low traffic neighbourhood scheme has generated for Croydon’s … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Community associations, Croydon Council, Cycling, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor Jason Perry, Parking, Planning, Steve Iles, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Councillors slam Bellway’s ‘sham’ consultation over Lido site

Councillors in Waddon have written to a development company that wants to build a 10-storey residential tower block next to the Purley Way playing fields and accused them of running a “sham” public consultation and treating residents with “utter contempt”. … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Heather Cheesbrough, Housing, Joy Prince, Parking, Planning, Property, Purley Way, Purley Way Lido, Robert Canning, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tories accused of ‘pandering to prejudice’ over cycle lanes

The Conservatives’ Mayoral candidate is contradicting his own party leader over a roads improvement scheme in South Croydon Jason Perry, the Conservative candidate to become the first executive Mayor of Croydon, has launched a petition which warns against “traffic chaos” … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, 2022 Croydon Mayor election, Boris Johnson, Cycling, Environment, Jason Perry, London-wide issues, Maria Gatland, Michael Neal, Parking, South Croydon, TfL, Transport, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Council wants to turn Battle of Britain Memorial into lorry park

Sutton Council wants to turn part of the Purley Way into a lorry park for at least two years. The council’s construction logistics plan for a special school on Sheen Way Playing Fields will see dozens of HGVs parking up … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Elliot Colburn, Helen Bailey, Joy Prince, Parking, Paul Scott, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Sutton Council, TfL, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Labour break Coulsdon promises because ‘We need the money’

Our south of the borough correspondent, PEARL LEE, reports on how the council’s  planning department has broken the land speed record to push through the £1m sale of a site that was earmarked for a community centre The consequences of … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, CALAT, Callton Young, Colm Lacey, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Hamida Ali, Health, Jo Negrini, Parking, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Purley Hospital, St Helier Hospital, Stuart King | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Electrifying trip from the tip of England to the top of Scotland

JOHN JEFKINS wants to take you on a journey. Not one of those metaphorical businessspeak ones, but from Land’s End to John O’Groats in an electric car – without paying a penny for charging Nine hundred miles in three days, … Continue reading

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NCP lines up £100 fines for late-payers in Whitgift Centre

Anyone considering driving into Croydon town centre for some Bank Holiday retail therapy* had better beware: NCP have changed the payment system for their car parks on Wellesley Road, with nasty great fines lined up for anyone who fails to … Continue reading

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Tesco plan to use CCTV to remove free parking at Purley

Residents in Purley, Sanderstead, Kenley and beyond are asking for their neighbours to join with them in posting objections on the council’s online planning portal to Tesco’s application for permission to instal two ANPRs – automatic number plate recognition cameras … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Parking, Planning, Purley | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Broad Green driver has 12 penalty notices dropped by council

A traffic adjudicator has ruled that some council signs for restricted-access streets are ‘inadequate’ A motorist who accumulated more than £845 in fines for driving into a Low Traffic Neighbourhood in Broad Green has had 12 of his 13 PCNs … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Croydon Council, Parking, South Croydon, Steve Iles | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Council applies emergency brake on New Year parking hike

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports on how Fisher’s Folly officials have been forced into a sudden U-turn over their money-spinning ’emissions-based’ parking charges New car parking charges, due to come into force at council-run car parks and … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Environment, Jerry Fitzpatrick, Joy Prince, Muhammad Ali, New Addington, Parking, Pubs, Purley, Restaurants, Robert Ward, Sean Fitzsimons, Selsdon & Ballards, Shifa Mustafa, Shirley North, Thornton Heath, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Charges to be introduced for car parking at Farthing Downs

Parking charges are to be introduced on Farthing Downs by the City of London Corporation. Through City Commons, the Corporation manages seven commons and open spaces across Croydon and south London, including large tracts of the new South London Downs … Continue reading

Posted in City Commons, Coulsdon, Environment, Parking, South London Downs NNR | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

30% parking fees hike will apply even to electric-powered cars

As George Orwell never wrote, all vehicles are equal, but some are more equal than others. Using environmental policies as an excuse, the council is expected to implement a parking charge hike of one-third from January. JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Broad Green, Business, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Environment, New Addington, Parking, Purley, Restaurants, Shifa Mustafa, South Croydon, South Norwood, Stuart King, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Pavements to be widened in South Norwood and Crystal Palace

Seven more Croydon roads, in Crystal Palace, South Norwood and Thornton Heath, are to undergo pavement widening measures next week as part of the council’s Streetspace scheme that aims to make it easier to walk or cycle during the coronavirus … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Environment, Fairfield, Parking, South Norwood, Stephen Mann, Thornton Heath, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Psst! Don’t tell anyone: parking restrictions return on Tuesday

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on an announcement sneaked out deviously late on the Friday evening of a bank holiday weekend, probably in the hope that no one would notice the 25% discount on resident parking permits Anyone would think that … Continue reading

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Is Wontford Road Green the worst BxB housing scheme yet?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Even with their very large, in-house team of  architects, council-owned builders Brick by Brick are still creating planning applications that completely fail to comply with the council’s own Local Plan, says GEOFF JAMES Brick by Brick’s planning application … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Kenley, Parking, Paul Scott, Planning, Purley | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Wider pavements and slower cars: King makes road changes

The council has announced a range of measures on the streets in West Croydon and Woodside to assist social distancing for pedestrians, improve road conditions for cycling, while suspending parking bays and announcing the intention of enforcing speed restrictions on … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Greens, Environment, Mayday Hospital, Parking, Peter Underwood, Stuart King, West Croydon, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment