Tag Archives: City Hall

Mayor Khan calls for ‘better, safer, fairer housing’ in London

Croydon Council could face financial penalties if it fails to keep its social housing up to higher standards, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has warned. City Hall holds the purse strings for billions of pounds of housing development funding, … Continue reading

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Mayor’s relocation plans place City Hall on ‘at risk’ register

The 20th Century Society expresses fears for landmark building and for under-threat social housing at Cressingham Gardens On the eve of the sixth election for the Mayor of London, City Hall, the building which has been the home of the … Continue reading

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Mayor finds £5m to save West Croydon and 50 ticket offices

In a rare instance where a public authority has conducted a consultation and actually listened to the responses, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has junked plans to close ticket offices 51 London Overground stations, after protests from passengers and lobbying … Continue reading

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Mayor of London wants to give you two trees to plant

The Mayor of London wants to give you a tree, or two… Working together with the Woodland Trust, The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy and Sainsbury’s, City Hall is giving away 24,000 trees to Londoners. The recipients are to be chosen by … Continue reading

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Mayor’s ‘affordable’ rents in Westfield will be £1,157 per month

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on the likely rents for the ‘affordable’ flats in the towers to be built over the top of a shopping mall car park It is a rarely mentioned – by everyone except Sadiq Khan … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

£85m TfL road schemes include flyover to Croydon Flyover

STEVEN DOWNES reports on the latest example of millions of public money being spent for the benefit of private interests Boris Johnson’s Transport for London wants to build a flyover to link from the Sutton side of the Purley Way … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Cycling, Darren Johnson, Environment, Health, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Steve O'Connell, Tramlink, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Angry Coulsdon residents want to break away from Croydon

Signal of quite how disliked and badly run our council has become, one whole district of the borough is looking at reversing 50 years of local government history and declaring a south London version of UDI. Residents in Coulsdon are … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, David Osland, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Ian Parker, Jeet Bains, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Charity leader says Croydon should ignore EVF protest

Steve Chalke, the Croydon-born founder of Oasis, the social action charity, has urged people to ignore the English Volunteer Force demonstration due to take place outside the Home Office immigration HQ in Wellesley Road next week. Chalke’s opinion runs counter … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Boris Johnson, Crime, Croydon 8/8, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Riots Review Panel, Simon Hoar | 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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Victory for pedestrians as Waddon crossing is saved

Inside Croydon can claim another campaigning victory, with the decision announced this week by Transport for London to retain the pedestrian crossing on the busy Purley Way by Waddon Park Avenue and Alton Road. Proposals to remove the crossing by … Continue reading

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Boris, O’Connell and the search for the missing Tramlink

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The borough’s London Assembly Member, Steve O’Connell, is becoming a bit of a laughing stock, even among his Tory colleagues at City Hall. ANDREW PELLING reports on why Britain’s most overpaid local councillor must be feeling on the … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Gavin Barwell, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Steve O'Connell, Tramlink | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cameron snubs Croydon again over Enterprise Zone

So much for the “political pull” of Croydon’s two Conservative MPs, Gavin “As Seen on TV” Barwell and Cap’n Richard Ottaway, and their colleagues on the council and at City Hall. Because for the second time in six months, Croydon … Continue reading

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