Tag Archives: Anwar Ansari

Landmark Addiscombe pub on Victorian Society’s ‘at risk’ list

The Victorian Society has called for the long-closed Leslie Arms on Lower Addiscombe Road to be found a new owner to save the building and re-open it as a pub. The Grade II-listed Leslie Arms has been closed for more … Continue reading

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Micro-flat developers have helped to fund Labour council

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how a pair of developers investigated for making millions from housing benefits, paid as rents on under-sized flats, have also been generous donors or sponsors of council-run events or to Labour councillors, including Paul … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Housing, Humayun Kabir, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Paul Scott, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Sean Fitzsimons, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Croydon Council hits Labour Party donor with £32,000 fine

Labour-run Croydon Council has slapped more than £30,000 in fines on… one of Croydon Labour’s biggest, if not the biggest, donors. The council last week announced that two property companies, AA Homes and Housing and Anabow Services Ltd, have been … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, Landlord licensing, Planning, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Khan-do attitude sees off challenge from Blairite baroness

Sadiq Khan, the south London MP who had financial backing for his campaign from a Croydon property developer, has been selected to be Labour’s candidate to run for London Mayor next year. The announcement, made at the Festival Hall at … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Christian Wolmar, Croydon Council, Environment, Housing, John Wentworth, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sutton Council, Tessa Jowell, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Property developer Ansari donates to Cooper and Khan

Anwar Ansari, the Croydon-based property developer who was among the leading figures behind a High Court legal action against the borough’s Labour-run council’s landlord licensing scheme, has donated tens of thousands of pounds to leading contenders in internal Labour Party … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Business, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Housing, Mayor of London, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Tessa Jowell | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Lloyd Park’s blot on the landscape, and no one’s responsible

Best-selling author and Lloyd Park dog-walker JEAN URE on how Croydon doesn’t help itself over its shabby reputation So I’m on a crowded train approaching East Croydon when a lippy young girl with a Croydon facelift falls foul of an … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Fly tipping, Lloyd Park, Refuse collection, South Croydon | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments