Category Archives: Hamida Ali

Council to drop licensing restrictions to make way for Westfield

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest move by the council to make it easier for Westfield to rent out space in its supermall to boozers, bars and places flogging £10 burgers There’s an estimated 17,000 people moving … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boxpark, Business, Crime, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Hamida Ali, Jo Negrini, Planning, Policing, Pubs, Restaurants, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 29 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 a 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

Posted in Boris Johnson, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Sarah Jones MP, Steve O'Connell, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

South Norwood suffers a ‘white-out’ in council publicity

For what is supposed to be among the most diverse and colourful boroughs in the country, parts of Croydon appear to be very… pale if the expensively commissioned architects’ drawings of some council schemes are anything to go by. Take … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Environment, Hamida Ali, Paul Scott, People for Portland Road, South Norwood | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Bensham Manor, Bernadette Khan, Broad Green, Coulsdon, Croham, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Paul Scott, Purley, Shirley, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Waddon, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Police Borough Commander: ‘I won’t attend a CCC meeting’

Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, the first black officer appointed by the Metropolitan Police to be Croydon’s Borough Commander, has confirmed that neither he nor any other officers will be attending meetings organised by the controversial Croydon Community Consortium. Boothe is … Continue reading

Posted in Andy Tarrant, Hamida Ali, Jeff Boothe, Mark Watson, Policing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Slogans and Post-it notes, but no evidence of many new jobs

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a flagship employment scheme from Tony Newman’s Labour council which local trades unionists have criticised for failing to recognise … trades unions All is not well in the local Labour movement, after a senior Croydon trades … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, Good Employer, Hamida Ali, Ikea, Jamie Audsley, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council-funded group promotes Tory campaign against 20mph

A “community” group that claims to be “apolitical” and which has received thousands of pounds of grant funding from the council, has promoted the campaign making the case against the council’s policy of introducing 20mph zones across the borough. It … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Hamida Ali, Mark Watson, Nathan Elvery, South Croydon Community Association, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments