Category Archives: Tony Newman

Croydon just about ‘average’ for delivering ‘affordable’ homes

Croydon’s only just about average when it comes to delivering affordable housing. That’s according to figures from the Mayor of London, which shows Croydon outside the top 10 London boroughs for building housing that is “affordable” (which of itself is … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Tony Newman | Leave a comment

Motorists’ body in High Court challenge to 20mph zones

Our transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON gets up to speed with the latest Judicial Review brought against Croydon Council from a fringe group that is supported by UKIP’s Godfrey “Bongo Bongo Land” Bloom Croydon faces the threat of a second High … Continue reading

Posted in Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Environment, Policing, Stuart King, Tony Newman, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Who stole the town hall? Latham’s book offers some clues

Former GLC and Croydon councillor DAVID WHITE reviews an important new book on local government which raises familiar concerns about control of our councils Local government today is not in a healthy state. Most local councillors have little power while … Continue reading

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‘Pound a croissant!’ Council continues to artwash Surrey Street

Croydon’s Labour-run council is not even trying to hide its gentrification agenda for Surrey Street any longer. Having ripped the guts out of the traditional street market through neglect of its traders and an enforced two-month closure, all done at … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Mark Watson, Surrey Street, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Cummings sees off Blairite campaign with win on first ballot

WALTER CRONXITE reports from South Norwood on what may prove to be a significant Labour selection decision In the end, it wasn’t even close. Labour’s selection meeting to choose a candidate to stand in the forthcoming South Norwood by-election overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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Cummings selection video highlights fault-lines in local Labour

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest public arm-wrestle among the Blairites and Corbyn supporters in the party in Croydon Labour’s selection of a candidate to stand for the council vacancy in South Norwood in a by-election to be staged in … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Croydon North, Jane Avis, John Wentworth, Karen Jewitt, Patsy Cummings, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon has too few officers to police soaring knife crime

Incidents of knife crime in Croydon have nearly doubled in the past year, with 13 murders in the borough since January 2016. But police shortages in Croydon have become so bad that there were no officers available to visit the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Crime, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Knife crime, London-wide issues, Norbury, Policing, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Trading Standards | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment