Tag Archives: Croydon

‘Political pygmies’ to blame for Croydon’s ‘slums of the future’

An influential figure in British architecture has hit out at office-to-flat conversions – of which there have been thousands in Croydon – describing them as “ghastly little fuck-hutches”, and all thanks to policy which is being ruined by “political pygmies”. … Continue reading

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Labour official wants new scrutiny body to oversee incinerator

A leading official in Sutton Labour has called on his party colleagues in Croydon and Merton to establish urgently a scrutiny body to keep the South London Waste Partnership in check, in order to better monitor the emissions from the … Continue reading

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Fly tipper caught on CCTV was using Brick by Brick site

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE reveals how, as they were patting themselves on the back over a fly tipping ‘collar’, the council was deliberately withholding one essential detail Inside Croydon has discovered that the serial fly tipping in Waddon which … Continue reading

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Further Westfield delays put more pressure on CEO Negrini

It is six years to the day since Westfield and Hammerson said that, jointly, they would redevelop central Croydon. KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the increasingly beleaguered mood among senior council figures Croydon Council’s chief executive, Jo Negrini, … Continue reading

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Underwood named on Greens shortlist for London Mayor

Peter Underwood, a regular on the ballot paper at local and parliamentary elections in Croydon, has made it on to the Green Party’s shortlist of candidates for selection to stand for Mayor of London in 2020. The Greens pride themselves … Continue reading

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TfL has agreed tenders to shorten 11 town centre bus routes

Croydon and Sutton’s largest public transport passenger group has issued a withering demolition of TfL’s proposals to shorten bus routes through Croydon town centre, as JEREMY CLACKSON reports Transport for London’s plan to shorten 11 bus routes through Croydon town … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, Commuting, East Croydon, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Businesses left to count cost of Shurgard fire devastation

The Shurgard fire that raged for three days and saw the tram network disrupted for almost a week has also robbed hundreds of residents and business people of their possessions. Now, they face uncertain times. Report by KIRSTIE SMITH Abby-Rose … Continue reading

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