Tag Archives: Coulsdon East

Tory councillor visits Barcelona instead of Town Hall meeting

WALTER CRONXITE reports on what may be the first casualty of the borough ward boundary changes due to be announced this summer There will have been at least one Croydon councillor paying no attention whatsoever to the proceedings in the … Continue reading

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‘Disgusted of Coulsdon East’: Tory councillor in Budget tax rant

Croydon’s Conservative MPs may have been stunned into social media silence by Philip Hammond’s anti-small business Budget yesterday, but among their Croydon Tory colleagues on the council, there was open revolt. “Disgusted by this so-called Conservative government hitting the self-employed,” … Continue reading

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LibDems bid for more liberal and more democratic council

VOTE 2014: What do the Liberal Democrats have to offer the people of Croydon ahead of the local elections? GILL HICKSON gives their party line The LibDems feel its time to break the two-party duopoly in Croydon politics. For too … Continue reading

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Residents appear helpless to halt the ‘Curse of Coulsdon’

Ignored and unheeded, the residents of Coulsdon appear to have few options in their opposition to aspects of the Cane Hill housing development, writes ANDREW PELLING None of the Conservative party’s six Coulsdon councillors attended Friday’s Community Centre meeting, which … Continue reading

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Assembly Member objects to increase in by-pass speed limit

The council’s strategic planning committee meets tonight, and with its in-built Tory majority of councillors in awe of developers, it is likely to rubber-stamp developers Barratt’s plans to build nearly 700 houses at Cane Hill without adequate road access, and … Continue reading

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Cane Hill road deal not enough to stop all residents’ objections

Richard Thurbon, the chairman of the Coulsdon West Residents’ Association, last night confirmed that his organisation has filed a formal objection to the planning application by house-builders Barratt for Cane Hill, despite the promise from Mike Fisher, the leader of … Continue reading

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Council leader Fisher commits to paying for Cane Hill road

The fix is in. Cane Hill, the 677-home yuppie housing estate which Barratt will be building on the site of the former asylum near Coulsdon will get its additional access road, according to a promise made by Mike Fisher, the … Continue reading

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Cromie pays price of conscience as Parker focuses on 2015

Rumours of local Tory defections to UKIP – none of which have yet been substantiated – continue to be aired, after a week in which two more Conservative Croydon councillors were unceremoniously de-selected by their party. Justin Cromie and Ian … Continue reading

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LibDems promise to give Tories ‘bloody nose’ over Cane Hill

The Liberal Democrats standing in Coulsdon East in May’s local elections say that they want to give the incumbent Tories at the Town Hall a “bloody nose” because of what they call a “fiasco” over the mishandling of the planning … Continue reading

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Army starts work on temporary dam as flooding hits Coulsdon

The worst may be over, but works continue to mop-up after the floods, and to try to reduce the threat of more flooding in the valleys to the south of Croydon. Army engineers were in action again yesterday, constructing a … Continue reading

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100 days to go: UKIP names its Town Hall election candidates

With 100 days to go until Croydon’s local elections on May 22, UKIP has revealed the names of 17 candidates for wards in Croydon Central and South. UKIP has never had a councillor elected to Croydon Council, but 2014 may … Continue reading

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Urgent action called for to resolve Cane Hill planning issues

Coulsdon’s LibDems have called on Croydon council leader Mike Fisher to take urgent action over what they call “ill-thought-out plans” for the development of Cane Hill and Lion Green car park. In the letter from Gill Hickson, the chair of … Continue reading

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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

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Callous councillors now “compete” in charity donations

Yet another example of the lack of joined-up policy from the Conservative group that is “running” (we use the word in the loosest possible sense) Croydon Council. The administration which oversees a plainly illegal provision of emergency accommodation for the … Continue reading

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Croydon goes Mental over “monstrous” 54-storey tower

Momentous decision at Croydon Town Hall last night, when the strategic planning committee approved the application to build Britain’s tallest vertical slum at East Croydon. Plans for the 54-storey Mental Tower were passed by 6 votes to 5, the committee … Continue reading

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21 Croydon councillors double up on their parking perks

How many cars do our Croydon councillors need to go about their duties on our behalf? Well, in the case of at least 21 of our elected councillors, the answer is two.

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