Category Archives: Selhurst

Democratic deficit as 7 in 10 electors didn’t bother to vote

Do the councillors elected earlier this month really have a mandate? Political editor WALTER CRONXITE has seen the turn-out figures, and they don’t make happy reading A look at the ward by ward turnout figures from this month’s local elections, … Continue reading

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Planning approval granted for £100m Selhurst Park scheme

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on a planning committee outcome which was never in any doubt This was one fixture in the 2017-2018 season which Crystal Palace Football Club were never going to lose. Croydon Council’s planning committee last … Continue reading

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Council contempt for public in Orwellian Town Hall meeting

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE watched the latest travesty of a council meeting, so you wouldn’t have to Will they never learn? Monday night saw the Town Hall chamber holding the last full meeting of the council before the local elections … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Chris Wright, Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Donald Speakman, Dudley Mead, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Purley, Queens Gardens, Shirley, South Norwood, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

What’s in a name? Palace look to sell Selhurst naming rights

The Bet365 Stadium. The Etihad. The Emirates. The iPro. Bargain Booze Stadium*. The Amex… Modern sports stadiums are often known by the name of whichever amorphous corporate entity has bought up the naming rights to the venue, and Selhurst Park … Continue reading

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Palace pile on the election pressure over planning application

Crystal Palace Football Club are determined to get planning permission to build their £100million new stand, and yesterday staged an on-pitch stunt in a show of defiance to the local council, getting loyal fans on-side just as local elections are … Continue reading

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A three parks walk that takes you back through Croydon history

WANDLE WANDERINGS: Even within the densely populated parts of post-industrial Croydon, close to the source of matchday roars from Crystal Palace’s football ground, it is possible to take a stroll through meadows and parks, accompanied by moor hens and cyclists, … Continue reading

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Long-delayed masterplans for borough’s parks get parked

KEN LEE, our green spaces correspondent, on an expensive waste of time After a consultation process that has taken almost two years and cost Council Tax-payers approaching £100,000 in fees to consultants to produce hundreds of pages of (virtual) glossy … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Friends of Lloyd Park, Lloyd Park, Timothy Godfrey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments