Category Archives: Woodside

Four residents’ associations join protest petition on planning

KEN LEE reports on growing support for a petition over the conduct of the council’s planning committee Four more residents’ associations from around the borough have added their endorsement to a petition which questions the integrity of the council’s planning … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, Housing, Kenley, Paul Scott, Planning, Purley, Sanderstead | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Westfield delaying while they seek key deal with John Lewis

EXCLUSIVE: Our retailing correspondent, M.T. WALLETTE, reports on the Godot-like wait for an anchor tenant for Hammersfield’s not-so-supermall Westfield have delayed re-submitting their plans for the £1.4billion redevelopment of the town centre and Whitgift Centre because are they are still … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Property, Sara Bashford, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Newman attacks O’Connell over his Tory cuts to police

Monday night’s council cabinet meeting was the last before the summer break, and it produced an much-needed outbreak of political passion and rhetoric. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE trawled through the webcast so that you don’t have to Tony Newman, the … Continue reading

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Angry residents in revolt over Scott’s planning committee

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on how a group of residents’ associations have hit back at the controversial conduct of the planning committee’s chair Paul Scott, the Labour councillor who chairs the planning committee, has managed to unite at … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Paul Scott, Planning, Shirley, South Norwood | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon fined for abandoning autistic boy and his grandmother

Croydon Council has been ordered to pay £11,250 in compensation and has been sharply criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman for abandoning a grandmother with no help in caring for her disabled grandson for two years. The Local Government and … Continue reading

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Cost of New Addington Leisure Centre hiked by £8m in a year

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a worrying 50 per cent inflation rate on one key council building project The cost of building the new swimming pool and leisure centre in New Addington has gone up by £8million in less than 12 … Continue reading

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London’s borough leaders make call for more police funding

Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Council, has joined with the mayors and leaders of 19 other London boroughs to call on the Government to halt the damaging cuts to spending on the Metropolitan Police. Under Tory Boris Johnson as … Continue reading

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