Tag Archives: Croydon

Sutton pipes up with another £1m contract for binmen Veolia

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, has been doing a bit of digging around a heating network’s pipes and uncovered millions of pounds of public cash Not for the first time, there’s a bit of a stink coming from Sutton’s civic … Continue reading

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War memorial’s special status recognised by Historic England

Croydon’s War Memorial, by the Town Hall on Katharine Street, has had its listed status upgraded to Grade II* for reasons including its historical, sculptural and architectural interest. The aftermath of the First World War saw an unprecedented wave of … Continue reading

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Croydon has too few officers to police soaring knife crime

Incidents of knife crime in Croydon have nearly doubled in the past year, with 13 murders in the borough since January 2016. But police shortages in Croydon have become so bad that there were no officers available to visit the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Crime, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Knife crime, London-wide issues, Norbury, Policing, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, Trading Standards | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Assembly Member tells Mayor to bin TfL’s Fiveways scheme

A London Assembly Member has called on Mayor Sadiq Khan to get Transport for London to go back to the drawing board with its latest proposals for the Fiveways junction on the Purley Way and “come back with a set … Continue reading

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Milestone for Ruskin Square offices as the Taxman moves in

The Taxman has arrived. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs has this week begun moving into its new office building at 1 Ruskin Square, next to East Croydon Station, the first “regional hub” to become operational in “a major restructuring” (that … Continue reading

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Council’s ‘Rottweiler behaviour’ sent carer to brink of suicide

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last week, we reported how the Local Government Ombudsman had found “a catalogue of unacceptable failings by London Borough of Croydon, which has left a family stretched to breaking point”. Here, in a shocking criticism of the way … Continue reading

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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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