Category Archives: Hamida Ali

One Million Poundworld: store fined after judge smelt a rat

Poundworld, the town centre branch of a national chain, has been hit with a fine of £1.2million for food hygiene and health and safety offences after a Croydon Crown Court judge said: “The smell of rodents’ urine was discernible upon … Continue reading

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Council agrees reintroduction of free collections for bulk waste

The reintroduction of bulky waste collections free of charge from Croydon Council, announced at this week’s Town Hall cabinet meeting, comes after lobbying from Inside Croydon. The decision reverses a penny-wise, pound-foolish austerity cut applied by the previous Conservative administration. … Continue reading

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Croydon lights a candle to remember the Holocaust

The borough’s Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony next Friday, January 26, will be open to everyone. Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 is an international event marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945. Croydon … Continue reading

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Newman and Scott given a free pass on Woodside selection

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a week of surprises and disappointments (for some) as Croydon Labour’s candidate selection process limps on Tony Newman and Paul Scott, half of the Town Hall “Gang of Four” who have an iron grip on the … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Rendle, Callton Young, Clive Fraser, Fairfield, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Karen Jewitt, Matthew Kyeremeh, Pat Clouder, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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