Tag Archives: Conservative

Scott’s planning bias could lead to High Court challenge

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on a startling statement from the council planning committee chair which could be seen to prejudice all decisions on Brick by Brick housing There are mounting concerns among senior figures on Katharine Street, from both … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, South Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Council doubles cost of on-the-spot fines in war on littering

They’ve offered the public the carrot. Now, here comes the stick, as the council has doubled its on-the-spot fines for littering and fly-tipping. Croydon’s Labour-run council last month announced plans to revive the free bulk waste collection service for Council … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick scheme is accused of breaking planning rules

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the mounting anger and opposition to the council-owned house-builder’s plans, with objections coming even from the local Labour MP Another day, another planning disaster looms from Brick by Brick and Tony Newman’s Labour-lite council. … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon parks, Environment, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Tory Dick has commitment issues over election and pulls out

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on further last-minute candidate shuffling It is not just Labour who seem to have difficulties with selecting their candidates for the Town Hall elections on May 3. Croydon Tories have discovered commitment issues. In New … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Ace Nnorom, Fieldway, Neville Dick, New Addington, New Addington North, Philip Sheppard, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Government reaches for the sky – and puts Philp in a corner

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on an awkward situation for the Nimbys of Purley Tory MP Chris Philp’s loud and frequent complaints about what he continues to call “the Purley Skyscraper” (which is not tall enough to be a skyscraper) … Continue reading

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Nine months on, and Labour still selecting election candidates

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on how the ruling party in Croydon is struggling to find candidates for all the borough’s wards Today marks 60 days until the Town Hall elections on May 3. Yet Croydon Labour still hasn’t managed … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Caragh Skipper, Clive Fraser, Croydon Central, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley South, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dombey and chums forced to climbdown over gerrymandering

Sutton’s LibDems have been caught out  over attempts to hijack publicly funded council business for the benefit of their own party’s election prospects, as BELLE MONT reports Inside Croydon’s revelations this week that Sutton’s ruling Liberal Democrats were trying to … Continue reading

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