Category Archives: Stuart King

Plan rejected for primary on busy Thornton Heath road

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on an important decision for the future health of generations of school children taken at last night’s planning committee Councillors on Croydon’s planning committee last night unanimously rejected a proposal to build a three-form-of-entry primary … Continue reading

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‘Seriously flawed’ plans for Portakabin Academy’s new home

GENE BRODIE, education correspondent, on how millions of pounds of public money are being spent to build a school next to a busy road at Thornton Heath which even a Labour council cabinet member thinks will have too many pupils … Continue reading

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Not much to show for £5.4m spent on East Croydon’s bus stops

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports from East Croydon bus station after its re-opening yesterday, more than a month later than scheduled So is that it? Is that what the council and Transport for London took almost six months and, they … Continue reading

Posted in Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Stuart King, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Something stinks about council’s latest air quality plans

JEREMY CLACKSON, our motoring correspondent, reports on the inherent contradiction of the borough’s drive for growth (in cars, naturally) Croydon Council has just announced a public consultation (another one), this time over the borough’s rapidly worsening air quality. They are … Continue reading

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Watson’s moving speech homes in on a Labour weakness

WALTER CRONXITE on what could turn out to be another boost for local estate agents, unwittingly provided by Croydon Council Mark Watson is going nowhere – and that’s official. Well, at least that’s what the under-pressure Addiscombe councillor told a … Continue reading

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Lycra-obsessed Tories forget their support for parks and ride

Croydon is the most unsafe borough in south London for cycling, according to a senior councillor. Not that anyone was at the Town Hall meeting to register the point, as STEVEN DOWNES reports If a tree falls in a forest … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Cycling, Environment, Fairfield, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Lloyd Park, Sean Fitzsimons, Stuart King, Tim Pollard, Transport, Wandle Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Let there be light: Skanska finish the job, only four months late

Under the council’s newly embossed letter-headings of “Delivering for Croydon”, this probably counts as a Pyrrhic victory: Skanska has finally finished installing street lights across the borough – only four months behind schedule. Given that, as recently as May 2014 … Continue reading

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