Tag Archives: Boris

Dirty Croydon II: “I’m ashamed of the dirty state of my road”

It is not just the dirty, polluted air around Croydon’s roads, but the dirt under our feet on our streets which is a growing cause for concern. Inside Croydon’s Garbage Gallery last year found all too many examples, all too … Continue reading

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Boris gives the thumbs up to Viridor’s incinerator. Or not

Public accountability? Not if you were expecting any answers… London Assembly Member Fiona Twycross yesterday tabled a couple of questions to London Mayor Boris Johnson about the south London incinerator that is proposed to be built at Beddington Lane with … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Croydon Greens, Environment, Health, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Planning, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

‘Calming our streets’: community meeting, Apr 10

South Croydon Community Association is organising a meeting next Wednesday, April 10, for the community to discuss “calming our streets”. The meeting will take place from 7pm at St George’s Church, Barrow Road, Waddon CR0 4EZ. “We are trying to … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon South, Fairfield, Policing, South Croydon, South Croydon Community Association, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Boris’s latest lies on police and crime figures laid bare

It is a week now since London Mayor Boris Johnson published his police review which confirmed that Croydon, the capital’s most populated borough, is to have all but one of its police stations closed, and this barely 18 months since … Continue reading

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Did we really vote for this man to be Mayor of London?

It is the sort of thing that is often referred to as “car crash telly”. It is not the sort of interview that someone as practised and skilled at evading and avoiding providing answers to uncomfortable questions usually gives. But … Continue reading

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18 months on and little has been done for 8/8 riots victims

Channel 4’s Political Slot last Sunday used a brief film by Croydon North MP Steve Reed on the neglect that has been suffered by the real victims of the 8/8 riots in 2011: the people that lost their homes, their … Continue reading

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Here’s an election pledge that Boris now dare not break

Boris Johnson, who four years ago scrapped a costed and funded scheme to build a Tramlink extension to Crystal Palace, this morning paid a flying visit to East Croydon station to have his picture taken alongside a tram with “Crystal … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Crime, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, East Croydon, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Steve O'Connell, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boris in record-breaking form when it comes to broken pledges

Suitably in an Olympic year, Boris Johnson has set a world record for breaking an election pledge. Boris has shown more speed than Usain Bolt. On the very first morning of his first working day back in office at City … Continue reading

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Democracy fails as Ken and Boris both lack the X Factor

62% That’s the real figure that the chattering political classes of south London ought to be concerned about this weekend, after a minority of the people of Croydon and Sutton returned Steve O’Connell and Boris Johnson to City Hall. Turn-out … Continue reading

Posted in Abigail Lock, Boris Johnson, Croydon Greens, Gordon Ross, Ken Livingstone, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Louisa Woodley, Mayor of London, Policing, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Boris has no answers for campaigning Croydon teenager

Last night’s London Debate on ITV means that the Mayoral candidates – or at least some of them – have now appeared in four televised hustings across various channels. You do wonder whether even the capital’s chattering classes bothered to … Continue reading

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