Tag Archives: Geoff James

An unaligned elected Mayor could be best result for Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Loyal reader GEOFF JAMES, from Kenley, offers his take on the importance of the 2022 local elections, including the first vote for an executive Mayor of Croydon 1, Regardless of who wins, Labour and Conservatives will remain the … Continue reading

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Ali’s efforts at spin catch the eye of not-so-noble judges

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In a week when two journalists were announced as winners for the Nobel Peace Prize for their courageous work in fighting for freedom of speech against despots, GEOFF JAMES reports on a less well-publicised award-winning effort Nobel Prizes … Continue reading

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Timber! Brick by Brick’s ecological claims come crashing down

GEOFF JAMES has been analysing the council-owned builders’ planning applications and discovered that many of the borough’s trees are for the chop, in a crass act of environmental vandalism Inside Croydon recently reported that a tree survey commissioned by the … Continue reading

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BxB’s daylight robbery and the magic vanishing trees of Kenley

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Brick by Brick spends thousands on specialist reports to support its planning applications – if only the claims made in one set of documents they submit did not contradict the solemn statements made elsewhere. GEOFF JAMES has done … Continue reading

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Despite City Hall criticism, it’s Carry On Regardless for Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council will carry on striving to meet unnecessarily high planning targets just because they choose to do so. But their arbitrary targets have already been shown to have unacceptable consequences and to be unsustainable, writes GEOFF JAMES … Continue reading

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