Tag Archives: GLA

Customers at Crystal Palace stadium could be left in the dark

One week on from an emergency closure of the National Sports Centre and parts of Crystal Palace Park, the venue is being “partially” re-opened today. But the thousands of runners, jumpers and throwers who train on the track at what … Continue reading

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‘Exclusion zones’ set up for public safety in Crystal Palace Park

Some parts of Crystal Palace Park remain in an “exclusion zone” three days after the park was subject to an emergency shutdown because concrete pillars that support the floodlights around the athletics stadium at the National Sports Centre were deemed … Continue reading

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Concern over Crystal Palace sports centre’s emergency closure

Crystal Palace Stadium, for 50 years the home of British athletics, was last night subject to an emergency closure for safety reasons. The whole of the National Sports Centre, including the sports hall and gyms, is closed this weekend. There … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Athletics, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace Park, Football, History, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Sport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Mayor Khan calls for ‘better, safer, fairer housing’ in London

Croydon Council could face financial penalties if it fails to keep its social housing up to higher standards, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has warned. City Hall holds the purse strings for billions of pounds of housing development funding, … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Community associations, Croydon Council, Housing, Katherine Kerswell, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Regina Road Residents' Support Group, Sadiq Khan, South Norwood, Tom Copley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Plastic pollution is reaching a high tide mark on our rivers

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Want to do your bit to help clean up the environment, while trying to avert even worse effects of climate crisis? Inspired by a Croydon-based activist, LEWIS WHITE has tried, but like Greta Thunberg, has had a predictable … Continue reading

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Leader of crisis-hit council has kept her job at City Hall

EXCLUSIVE: While others in the council’s leadership have left employment to better focus on the crises at the Town Hall, Hamida Ali has opted for a spot of unpaid leave from her role at the GLA.  By STEVEN DOWNES If … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Report in the Public Interest, Stuart King, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Wolmar: Choose a Mayor for real Londoners and London

The selection of candidates to stand for election as the next Mayor of London is under way in earnest this week, at least within the Labour Party, where the various constituencies are each asked to nominate a candidate. Here, one … Continue reading

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Work underway to get Boxpark to pop-up in summer 2016

Boxpark, the pop-up retail centre built from disused shipping containers, will open alongside East Croydon Station with up to 80 shops, fashionable boutiques and cafes next summer, it was confirmed this morning. Work is to begin immediately, and around 200 … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boxpark, Business, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Tramlink, Transport, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Bromley leader Carr attacks Boris’s Palace consultation

Seconds out, round three: In a pull-no-punches letter sent to City Hall today, Stephen Carr, the leader of Tory-run Bromley Council, has condemned London Mayor Boris Johnson’s on-going consultation over the future of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre as “…variations … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Athletics, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Crystal Palace Park, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Sport, Stephen Carr | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Greens take a stand against Chinese takeaway of public park

Green Party figures from the five boroughs that meet at Crystal Palace – Bromley, Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth and Croydon – have united to oppose what they have called the “privatisation” of the Grade II-listed public park in a promised £500 … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Business, Community associations, Croydon Greens, Crystal Palace Community Association, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment