Tag Archives: Jeet Bains

Tory Bains is forced to confess: planning is ‘all but broken’

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the latest confessions to emerge from the Conservative council’s cabinet The planning department at Croydon Council is “all but broken”, according to a Planning Advisory Service report. The Planning Advisory Service is part of … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Heather Cheesbrough, Housing, Jeet Bains, Mayor Jason Perry, Planning, Scott Roche | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Ashburton’s sorry tale of park life in a council with no cash

It’s not a good sign when, less than a month into the new administration of £81,000 per year Conservative Mayor Jason Perry, residents are already getting restless. Perhaps inevitably, the complaints of the Friends of Ashburton Park involve the cutting … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe East, Community associations, Friends of Ashburton Park, Jeet Bains, Maddie Henson | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

MPs’ gofers and failed businesses: new cabinet’s back-stories

Top team, or top chumps? Town Hall reporter KEN LEE runs the rule over the backgrounds of the new Mayor and his Tory colleagues in charge of delivering £68m-worth of budget cuts over the next two financial years We know … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe East, Andrew Stranack, Business, Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Jason Cummings, Jeet Bains, Lynne Hale, Maria Gatland, Mayor Jason Perry, Ola Kolade, Scott Roche, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

£100,000 Mayor Perry unveils his old team as the new team

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the completely predictable make-up of the borough’s executive Mayor’s first cabinet, and the wheeling and dealing over who will chair the Town Hall’s most influential committees Given that it took nearly five days to count … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Stranack, Croydon Council, Jason Cummings, Jeet Bains, Katherine Kerswell, Lynne Hale, Maria Gatland, Mayor Jason Perry, Planning, Scott Roche, Sean Fitzsimons, South Croydon, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Tory councillor apologises after breaking his rubbish promise

The local election campaign is heating up, with accusations of sharp practice against some candidates. KEN LEE reports A Tory council candidate in a marginal ward has been forced to issue an apology after breaking a promise to local volunteers … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, 2022 Croydon Mayor election, Addiscombe East, Addiscombe West, Jeet Bains | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tories in reshuffle as Redfern and Streeter quit cabinet jobs

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on the latest departures from the Conservatives’ front bench at the Town Hall Less than 10 months out from the borough-wide local elections, and with Labour in Croydon on the ropes after the scandals … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Gareth Streeter, Helen Redfern, Jason Perry, Jeet Bains | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tory councillor blocks Croydon followers as he heads to Luton

Croydon councillors’ attempts to stand for parliament have in most cases been rejected, as our Town Hall correspondent, KEN LEE, reports If there was any lingering doubt that many of our council’s politicians are in it for themselves and anything … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe East, Gareth Streeter, Jeet Bains, Shirley | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Meeting called over failed Addiscombe one-way scheme

The Addiscombe traffic balls-up is set to be discussed at a public meeting next week. The organisers were unable to confirm whether a proposal to change the name of Lebanon Road to “Alderman Watson Boulevard” will be on the agenda. … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe and Shirley Park RA, Addiscombe East, Addiscombe Residents Association, Community associations, ECCO, Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park, Friends of Ashburton Park, HOME, Jeet Bains, Lebanon Road Residents' Association, Maddie Henson, TACRA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Addiscombe West Bypass’ proves to be a car crash of a policy

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, on the continuing angst caused by traffic levels off the Addiscombe Road The wretched legacy of Mark Watson’s time of power and influence within Croydon Council is still being felt by some of the former … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe East, Addiscombe West, Community associations, Croydon Council, ECCO, HOME, Jeet Bains, Maddie Henson, Mark Watson, Sean Fitzsimons, TACRA | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Politicians score own goals on the World Cup bandwagon

Croydon’s Second Division politicians showed themselves all-too-keen to bask in the reflected glory of England’s World Cup penalty shoot-out success over Colombia last night. They may be dribbling into tricky territory, though. While it is an urban myth that Harold … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Gavin Barwell, Jeet Bains, Stuart King, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Say it ain’t so, Joe: Lee has changed his tune on policing

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: Croydon’s Tories seem confused about the home address of one of their local election candidates, while another has previously campaigned for more spending on police and youth facilities, when he was a LibDem parliamentary election candidate. WALTER CRONXITE … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe East, Addiscombe West, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Ian Parker, Jeet Bains, Joseph Lee, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Coulsdon councillor Bains gets bumped in Tory selections

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, reports that in the latest Croydon game of musical chairs, the music hasn’t stopped yet Jeet Bains, the subterraneanly low-profile Conservative councillor for Coulsdon West, looks to be the first casualty of the enforced re-selections … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, Donald Speakman, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, James Thompson, Jeet Bains, Luke Clancy, Margaret Mead, Mario Creatura, Purley, Selsdon & Ballards, Sue Winborn, Tony Newman, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coulsdon residents call for urgent action on Cane Hill traffic

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a long-running planning saga which has seen Tory and Labour councillors indulging in political points-scoring rather than delivering solutions for local people and businesses The angry and frustrated residents of Coulsdon have called on borough councillors … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Cane Hill, Community associations, Commuting, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Housing, Jeet Bains, London-wide issues, Mario Creatura, Mayor of London, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Paul Scott, Planning, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments