Tag Archives: Andrew Pelling

20mph zones can help to make our streets safer for all

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our borough has some of the most dangerous roads in London, so ANDREW PELLING, pictured, finds it saddening that the local Tories are campaigning against safer speed limits Road safety is a vital concern for Greater London, Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Commuting, TfL, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Philp and Pelling go head-to-head in Brexit debate, Jan 12

The Brexit debate comes to Croydon this week, when two of the borough’s politicians go head-to-head. Chris Philp, the MP for Croydon South – who himself backed Remain at last year’s referendum, although his father has recently been a candidate … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Croydon South | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fire Brigade stages open day without mentioning £11m tower

Sshhh! Don’t tell everyone, but there’s another public consultation meeting arranged in Croydon where there’s been very little notice given, and no mention in official publicity of probably the most significant proposal affecting the area. The London Fire Brigade has … Continue reading

Posted in London-wide issues, Waddon, Andrew Pelling, London Fire Brigade, Fiona Twycross | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Police’s Christmas appeal sees Santa visit 500 children

Croydon police are out playing the role of Santa this Christmas. The Met’s Christmas Tree Project in Croydon has collected 500 presents from generous residents and businesses and is now out and about giving them directly to needy children across … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Joy Prince, Policing, Waddon | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Victorian pub the Waddon Hotel put at risk by planning vote

Officials in Fisher’s Folly, the council’s headquarters offices, are now so short-staffed that they are using  Inside Croydon to check their official documents for them. So it was yesterday, after this website highlighted that an application had been removed from … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Joy Prince, Paul Scott, Planning, Pubs, Purley Way, TfL, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council planners join with developer to block objections

WALTER CRONXITE reports on another instance where the council’s planning department is riding roughshod over local residents and elected councillors – this time potentially jeopardising a £85million road scheme The unrestrained rush to develop any scrap of land into housing … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Croydon Council, Joy Prince, Paul Scott, Planning, Pubs, Purley Way, Robert Canning, TfL, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Croydon pioneer Gee Bernard will be sorely missed

Tributes have been paid to Gee Bernard, Croydon’s first black councillor, who has died this week, aged 82. Jamaican-born Bernard moved to London in her teens, where she qualified as and worked as a social worker; in 1986, she was … Continue reading

Posted in West Thornton | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment