Tag Archives: 20mph zones

Tory MP told to apologise after bad joke about road safety

A Tory MP was forced into an embarrassing U-turn last night, after an attempt to score petty party political points over road safety. Chris Philp, the Conservative MP for Croydon South, was widely criticised on social media after he tweeted … Continue reading

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Barwell says £1.5m to save lives on our roads is ‘wasteful’

KEN LEE, our south of the borough correspondent, reports on the latest not-very-bright piece of opposition-for-opposition’s sake dreamt up by the local Conservatives The latest exercise in political point-scoring from Croydon’s Tories, including gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell, could put children’s lives … Continue reading

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20mph limit is a safety measure which deserves your support

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The latest consultation about 20mph zones should seek comments from those in favour, as well as objectors, says CATHERINE SHELLEY, pictured There is a strange dynamic whenever notices are published for planning and other publicly regulated work, which … Continue reading

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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

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Council wins its 20mph referendum by narrow majority

Croydon’s own referendum – over whether part of the borough’s residential streets should be turned into a 20mph zone – turned out to be a narrow victory for the party in power. The Labour-run council’s proposals for streets in parts … Continue reading

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20mph zones under threat from UKIP activists, warns Khan

What appears to be a UKIP-led campaign against 20mph speed limits on residential streets in the north of the borough has been condemned, after stickers and posters have been placed – often unlawfully – around Croydon. In a display of … Continue reading

Posted in Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Environment, Norbury, Parking, Selhurst, Shasha Khan, Thornton Heath, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments