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Council planning committee approves primary school build alongside one of London’s most badly polluted roads

Croydon Council’s planning committee last night granted approval for a school, for children as young as five, to be built alongside one of the most polluted roads in London, the A23 Purley Way. Official air quality readings in the past … Continue reading

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Ticket offices at 11 railway stations face possible closure

Ticket offices serving a total of 27 million passengers a year at 11 railway stations in Croydon and Sutton are under threat of closure. Commuters, already fed up with spiraling ticket prices and delayed and over-crowded trains, risk seeing their … Continue reading

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Harris seek head for school lacking planning permission

GENE BRODIE, education correspondent, on the latest non-development of an over-sized “academy” proposed for one of the most polluted stretches of road in Croydon The Harris Federation, which already operates several schools in Croydon, has started advertising for a head … Continue reading

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Assembly’s O’Connell failed to comment on Purley Way report

The man once labelled as “Britain’s most over-paid local councillor” has come under fire for failing to serve his constituents in Croydon and Sutton and not managing to register any comments in a public consultation held by Transport for London. … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Joy Prince, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Steve O'Connell, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

£85m Boris Flyover scheme might yet be overtaken by events

Transport for London’s plans for more and wider roads around the Fiveways junction on the Purley Way may be delayed so long that the £85 million Boris Flyover to the Croydon Flyover might yet fail to be built, with any final … Continue reading

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Council closes CALAT’s Coulsdon centre as austerity bites

Croydon Council is to close the CALAT centre in Coulsdon, with job losses and hundreds of students affected, the latest evidence of Government austerity being applied across the borough with potentially profound and long-term damaging effects to the provision of … Continue reading

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Veteran car drivers won’t be stopping for a Croydon cuppa

As celebrities, such as Chris Evans, the new presenter of Top Gear, sports stars and minor royals get themselves ready for tomorrow’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Rally, Inside Croydon has heard from one disgruntled south London  trader who has … Continue reading

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Councillors finally oppose Waddon flyover ‘monstrosity’

WALTER CRONXITE has trawled through the council’s audio recording of a Town Hall meeting which was never webcast, and discovered a breath of fresh air over Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s £85 million proposal to build a flyover to the … Continue reading

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Labour councillor gets to speak at last – after 18-month wait

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the end of a councillor’s silent tribute to his party’s leadership at the Town Hall A Labour councillor used Monday’s full meeting of the council – only the second such meeting held since March – to … Continue reading

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Night of the short knives as Newman sacks chief whip Ryan

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Twix bar and a copy of the Racing Post, offers the inside information on what passes for a reshuffle at the Town Hall It was the sort of “hit” that … Continue reading

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Croydon faces a long night of election counts and re-counts

After the longest election campaign in British history, with millions spent on red, blue and purple posters, it’s still too close to call. Nationally and, as WALTER CRONXITE reports, here in Croydon’s very own marginal battleground seat Pay your money, … Continue reading

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Duppas Hill Park looks set to make way for new Bee road

The world of unreality that is inhabited by Croydon’s Labour-run council was evident once again in a report to Monday’s council meeting from Kathy Bee, the cabinet member in charge of the borough’s transport. It was just like 1984 all … Continue reading

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Boris Flyover to cost more than Mayor’s annual bike spend

Mayor of London Boris Johnson wants to spend more on building a four-/five-/six-lane flyover through a Waddon park than his entire annual spend on cycling in the city for 2014-2015. That’s the conclusion of Darren Johnson, the Green Party Assembly … Continue reading

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Boris Flyover ‘90% certain to go ahead’ according to TfL

Residents, transport experts and local councillors alike have been strongly critical of Transport for London’s latest half-arsed consultation, on the £87 million road schemes proposed for the Boris Flyover from the Purley Way. Like so many public consultations, the exercise … Continue reading

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Boris Flyover could see Waddon pollution levels match Eton

Out to the west of London, the Highways Agency reckons that expanding the M4 to a four-lane motorway will see European rules on exhaust pollution levels broken, harming the future potential of boys at Prime Minister David Cameron’s old school, … Continue reading

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Waddon councillors silenced over Boris flyover proposals

Croydon Labour is supporting a multi-million-pound road-building scheme which will destroy homes and part of a public park while benefiting developers who are Conservative Party donors. And the councillors for the ward most affected have been worryingly quiet. By STEVEN … Continue reading

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Incinerator deal could collapse as Viridor get greedy

There has been an extraordinary development in the saga of the Beddington Lane incinerator, with the Sutton Guardian newspaper reporting that the £1 billion local authority contract is under threat because developers Viridor want the incinerator to be bigger, busier, … Continue reading

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TfL’s £87m scheme for Purley Way really is a bridge too far

WALTER CRONXITE took his copy of the A to Z and Boys’ Book of Bridges to Waddon Leisure Centre yesterday for the public consultation session about road schemes along the Purley Way. He might have saved himself the bother The … Continue reading

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Flawed Purley Way scheme ‘intended to mislead’ says expert

Transport experts have condemned the £85 million proposals, including a flyover to the Croydon Flyover, as bad policy, and have criticised the public consultation as seriously flawed and possibly intended to mislead. The consultation was launched this week, and proposes … Continue reading

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Barwell backs scheme which could bulldoze Waddon park

Backed by Boris Johnson, Gavin Barwell and even Labour councillor Kathy Bee, a £85m new roads scheme around the A23 is sure to go through. But as STEVEN DOWNES reports, all the evidence suggests that it will be a dead … Continue reading

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