Tag Archives: Croydon Council

Brexit uncertainties that could make Westfield a retail dinosaur

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The on-going delays, and John Lewis’s annual report, do not inspire DAVID WICKENS with confidence over Westfield’s £1.4billion town centre scheme “Our time is now” is a council slogan linked to regeneration. It has not exactly started on … Continue reading

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Four residents’ associations join protest petition on planning

KEN LEE reports on growing support for a petition over the conduct of the council’s planning committee Four more residents’ associations from around the borough have added their endorsement to a petition which questions the integrity of the council’s planning … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, Housing, Kenley, Paul Scott, Planning, Purley, Sanderstead | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Westfield delaying while they seek key deal with John Lewis

EXCLUSIVE: Our retailing correspondent, M.T. WALLETTE, reports on the Godot-like wait for an anchor tenant for Hammersfield’s not-so-supermall Westfield have delayed re-submitting their plans for the £1.4billion redevelopment of the town centre and Whitgift Centre because are they are still … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Property, Sara Bashford, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Prime Minister has no answers on Croydon’s knife crime

Concerned at the 76 per cent increase in youth knife crime in the borough in the past year, Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s new MP, took the opportunity of Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday to demand more support for local police from … Continue reading

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Newman attacks O’Connell over his Tory cuts to police

Monday night’s council cabinet meeting was the last before the summer break, and it produced an much-needed outbreak of political passion and rhetoric. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE trawled through the webcast so that you don’t have to Tony Newman, the … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Sarah Jones MP, Steve O'Connell, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

£85m Purley Way scheme is ‘more dangerous’ for cyclists

Transport for London’s revised plans for turning the notorious Fiveways junction on the A23 in Waddon into Fourways have been harshly criticised for ignoring TfL’s own standards for safer roads, the new plans are said to be based on a … Continue reading

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#SavetheGlam: Addiscombe pub’s in the last chance saloon

Addiscombe councillors have organised a meeting for next Monday to discuss how locals can save their local: The Glamorgan pub on Cherry Orchard Road. Residents and councillors want to consider getting the building declared as an Asset of Community Value … Continue reading

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