Category Archives: Robert Canning

Council’s ‘underhand’ plan to stage rave in conservation area

A consultation deadline passed this week, almost certainly unnoticed by thousands of residents – just the way the council likes it – as Town Hall officials make preparations for up to 15,000 to attend raves and other events in the … Continue reading

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Posted in Addington, Addington Residents' Association, Andrew Pelling, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Joy Prince, Lloyd Park, Robert Canning, Simon Hall, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Newman’s ‘sickening’ defence of Negrini’s £400,000+ pay-off

Newman failed to brief party colleagues on departing CEO’s pay-off ‘Golden handshake’ to Negrini may be even bigger than first estimated Negrini was given a £4,000 pay rise just days before she left Croydon Threat of backbench revolt by Labour … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Bensham Manor, Croydon Council, Jamie Audsley, Jo Negrini, Joy Prince, Paul Scott, Robert Canning, Simon Hall, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Brick by Brick climbdown over ‘Stasi prison block’ in Waddon

It’s get-out-of-jail-free for the residents of Theobald Road, as the council-owned developer pulls its plans for an ugly block of flats, without any public explanation. Prisons correspondent, BELLE MARSH, reports Brick by Brick has withdrawn its planning application to build … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning, Robert Canning, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Is Brick by Brick’s Theobald Road ‘Stasi prison’ now kaput?

Pressure is growing on the council’s house-builders to drop their ugly plans for a site in Waddon, after a second tree quality survey completely contradicted an earlier report. By BELLE MARSH, our prisons correspondent Brick by Brick, the council’s wholly-owned, … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Environment, Felicity Flynn, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, New Addington North, Oliver Lewis, Paul Scott, Planning, Robert Canning, Simon Hall, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

TfL’s cashflow crisis could make Croydon traffic jams worse

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on finance problems for Transport for London that could have a profound impact on south London Transport for London’s appeal to the government for £3.2billion to allow it to keep operating in the covid-19 crisis … Continue reading

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Even Labour councillors are turning on Brick by Brick plans

PAUL LUSHION, our environment correspondent, on how members of the council’s ruling group are now criticising Brick by Brick’s latest attempts to concrete over the borough’s green spaces Croydon Council’s already shaky green credentials are under more pressure following environmental … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Community associations, Croydon Council, Environment, Robert Canning, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Calls for Sutton’s CEO to resign over secret letter to Morrison’s

Our investigations editor, CARL SHILTON, on an attempted land grab by a council chief executive that has caused anger among councillors in two boroughs – and which has favoured the work of a senior Croydon councillor’s firm of architects There … Continue reading

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What a surprise: planning system backs developers, again

In planning cases in Croydon, as far as the interests of residents are concerned, even when they win, they lose. Our summer intern, BILL DING, reports on the latest twist for Barham Road Residents on Barham Road were this week … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Paul Scott, Planning, Robert Canning, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon CLP backs elected mayor over ‘dysfunctional’ council

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on what Mrs Merton might have called ‘a heated debate’ The simmering internal conflict within the Labour Party in Croydon seems unlikely to cool off during the Town Hall’s summer recess, after members in Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Croydon South, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Paul Scott, Robert Canning, Stuart King, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Momentum backs Pelling to run in Croydon South election

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on how there is one group of Labour members in the borough who are getting themselves organised Momentum is backing Andrew Pelling to be Labour’s candidate in Croydon South at the next parliamentary election – … Continue reading

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Scott unveils secret plan to build 12,000 flats beside Purley Way

EXCLUSIVE: Under pressure over rising housing targets, has Paul Scott found his get-out-of-jail-free card alongside the A23? KEN LEE reports Having spent the past five years excusing the overdevelopment of neighbourhoods throughout the borough by claiming that there are no … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Broad Green, Business, Colonnades, Cycling, Environment, Harris Primary Purley Way, Housing, Ikea, Joy Prince, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mayor of London, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Stuart Collins, TfL, Transport, Waddon, Waste incinerator, Wing Yip | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Scott forced to U-turn over developer’s Barham Road scheme

Paul Scott, the puppet-master on the council’s planning committee, was forced to make an embarrassing U-turn last night over a developer’s application to turn a Victorian family home in South Croydon into five small flats. As Inside Croydon reported yesterday, … Continue reading

Posted in Paul Scott, Planning, Robert Canning, South Croydon, Toni Letts, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Planning protests expected as Scott angers residents

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE reports ahead of what could prove to be another contentious session in the council chamber, amid calls for a domineering councillor to stand down from a committee Security is likely to be tight at the … Continue reading

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DWP drops plans for ‘cruel’ A23 benefits assessment centre

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on a remarkable result in a David v Goliath contest Labour councillors in Waddon were today celebrating victory with disability campaigners, after they managed to halt plans by the Department of Work and Pensions … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Croydon Council, Joy Prince, Planning, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Incinerator traffic sees battle lines drawn between boroughs

Croydon could soon be going into battle with neighbouring council Sutton, as some of the heftier consequences of building a vast waste incinerator on the borough boundary finally begin to dawn on the people who are supposedly in charge of … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Heidi Alexander, Joy Prince, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Refuse collection, Robert Canning, Sadiq Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Disabled forced to walk 400m to get to proposed benefits centre

The Department for Work and Pensions is “playing a cruel trick” on the disabled and unwell of Croydon over plans to open a benefits assessment centre in the New South Quarter development off the Purley Way. That’s according to a … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Croydon Council, Joy Prince, Planning, Robert Canning, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

£17.5m plans for Minster area take a walk round Old Town today

Today brings a second – and final – chance to see the council’s plans to improve the area around Croydon Minster. On Friday, along with around 60 other local residents, Inside Croydon went to see what is intended for the … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Croydon Council, Croydon Minster, Joy Prince, Planning, Robert Canning, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Old Town underpasses to be filled thanks to £10m TfL grant

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on moves to remove a barrier to pedestrians and cyclists which has seen the town centre split in half more than half a century The dingy, often intimidating and piss-tainted pedestrian subways under the Croydon Flyover … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Joy Prince, Robert Canning, Stuart King, TfL, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Public’s Town Hall questions on Binmageddon get censored

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, sat through nearly four hours of Monday’s Town Hall meeting, so that you didn’t have to… A mere 90 days since the last full meeting of the council, and most of the borough’s councillors … Continue reading

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Failing church secondary could re-open to new pupils in 2020

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on how the council and the church are planning to re-open a Waddon secondary school – once all its current pupils have left St Andrew’s High could re-open as a church secondary in 2020 – … Continue reading

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Canning rejects new job after being dropped as cabinet deputy

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the fall-out from the latest round of patronage for Tony’s cronies Tony Newman’s usual tactic of using public money patronage to keep the support of his Labour council colleagues appears to have been less … Continue reading

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Collins backs free Christmas tree collection service for 2018

WALTER CRONXITE reports from the council chamber on the first giveaways of the 2018 election campaign Stuart Collins, the deputy leader of Croydon’s Labour-run council, put an early present under every household’s Christmas tree in the borough last night. Collins … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Business, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Robert Canning, Stuart Collins, Veolia, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Waddon councillors’ bumpy ride to being top of the POPs

An initiative by ward councillors working with local police in Croydon South has been declared “top of the pops”, after deadly street racing has been halted through collaborations with businesses off the Purley Way. The loud and rowdy Friday night … Continue reading

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‘Farce’ as West Thornton postpones ward selection meeting

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest calamities to befall the local Labour Party’s efforts to select candidates for next May’s Town Hall elections Already more than a month behind schedule, Labour’s selection process for candidates to stand for election … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Bernadette Khan, Callton Young, Joy Prince, Robert Canning, Stuart King, Waddon, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

TfL pushes through bus route changes despite opposition

Transport for London, after running a public consultation which found that a majority of respondents opposed changes to bus routes serving the Purley Way shops and Colonnades, has announced that it will go ahead with its proposals anyway. It means … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, Joy Prince, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Steve O'Connell, TfL, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments