Category Archives: Stuart King

Controversial chair of planning Scott gets promoted to cabinet

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest egregious example of Town Hall patronage, and all done at your expense – including one of ‘Tony’s Cronies’ getting £6,000 per committee meeting Despite managing to bring together 17 residents’ groups in opposition to … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Housing, Jane Avis, Louisa Woodley, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mark Watson, Oliver Lewis, Paul Scott, Planning, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Gerrymandering suspicions surface on streets of Addiscombe

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: After months of delays, a road in what Labour calls a ‘key marginal’ ward is suddenly to be resurfaced. Some are suggesting the council work is being co-ordinated to favour Labour’s local election candidates. WALTER CRONXITE reports Residents … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe East, Caragh Skipper, Joseph Lee, Maddie Henson, Paul Scott, Stuart King, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Council signs up to scheme to reduce use of fossil fuels

Croydon’s Labour-run council has promised to kick the fossil fuel habit… though they’re giving themselves until 2050 to do so. Who knows, maybe the Westfield shopping mall will have been built by the then? The news that Croydon had signed … Continue reading

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£100,000 scheme to help warm up low-income households

Croydon Council has approved a £100,000 three-year scheme to save low-income households £400 on their energy bills. Though the council is a little more coy when it comes to explaining that those savings will be slowly accrued, at a rate … Continue reading

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£20m for cycling strategy could get Croydon on their bikes

The council has announced a five-year plan for cycling in the borough. Our biking correspondent, EDDIE MERKS, reckons it might finally get Croydon out of second gear Croydon’s never really taken cycling seriously. At a time when other London boroughs … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Croydon Council, Cycling, East Croydon, Stuart King, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Tory MP told to apologise after bad joke about road safety

A Tory MP was forced into an embarrassing U-turn last night, after an attempt to score petty party political points over road safety. Chris Philp, the Conservative MP for Croydon South, was widely criticised on social media after he tweeted … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Stranack, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Heathfield, Sean Fitzsimons, Stuart King | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Grange Road residents count the costs of speeding drivers

Another winter’s night, and another car crash on Grange Road in South Norwood. Pictured left is the scene outside 227 Grange ​Road  at 11pm last night​. The incident was attended by two ambulances. The young driver involved in the incident, … Continue reading

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