Tag Archives: Croydon Council

Unit rents in Boxpark set to triple following its glitzy opening

Rents for units in Boxpark could be set to triple after initial lease periods, Inside Croydon has been informed. The new soaring rents are understood to be behind the reluctance of some Croydon-based restauranteurs and cafe operators to take space … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Boxpark, Business, Commuting, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Jo Negrini, Planning, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Streets are so dark that even a councillor avoids them at night

Some of the borough’s residential streets are so poorly lit after contractors Skanska have “designed” and installed its “modern” street lamps, that one elected councillor has complained that she no longer feels safe to walk alone along some of the … Continue reading

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Skanska create an unholy mess and leave Minster in the dark

The council’s lighting contractors are conducting a “consultation” of some residents in Croydon to discover how well the company is performing. Since they are carrying out the consultation themselves, no one expects the resultant report to be anything but glowing … Continue reading

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Re-flowering of Saffron Farm means volunteers needed again

Another year with the Taberner House site undeveloped for new homes means another autumn harvest at what calls itself “the world’s largest urban pop-up saffron farm”*. Flowers have begun to appear from around 17,000 Crocus Sativus corms potted out on … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Gardening, Planning, Taberner House | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Nostradamus Newman’ and his hot air on Heathrow expansion

If there was any remaining doubt, Tony Newman demonstrated yet again today that he don’t half talk some rubbish. Labour’s leader of Croydon Council decided to stick his two penn’orth in to the airport  debate, in the midst of the … Continue reading

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Barwell fails to rule out blocking house building in Croydon

Gavin Barwell, the Croydon Central Tory MP who was recently appointed as Minister for Housing and Planning in Theresa May’s government, has failed to rule out blocking the building of new homes as proposed under the Local Plan in his … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Ashburton, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Planning, Shirley | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Let Skanska know if you take a dim view of their street lighting

With the nights closing in, the council’s lighting contractors Skanska are seeking the feedback of residents. Maybe the people paying for the street lamps can cast some light on why it all seems to be taking so long. Skanska probably … Continue reading

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