Category Archives: Hamida Ali

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 MP, 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

Only select few get invite to Norwood ‘regeneration’ meeting

There’s another chance for residents in South Norwood to ask awkward questions about the “plans” that one or two influential council figures and their consultants appear to have for the area around Portland Road at a meeting tonight at Stanley … Continue reading

Posted in Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Kathy Bee, Paul Scott, People for Portland Road, South Norwood, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor, Woodside | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Council refuses to say whether it will prosecute fly-posters

Good as its word, Croydon Council has acted to remove the posters for Boxpark which had been fly-posted around the borough last week. And true to Croydon form, it’s been a bit of a botch job. As Inside Croydon reported, … Continue reading

Posted in Boxpark, Crime, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, South Norwood, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment