Tag Archives: Labour

Council gags architecure experts on costly Place Review Panel

Croydon’s Place Review Panel has been gagged, just three months since the building design body was set up, at potentially considerable public expense. Once a month, six members of the panel of high-profile architects and designers, who include the celebrity … Continue reading

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Anger at planning committee as Scott sways Purley vote

Another week, and another group of residents outraged at the way the council is overdeveloping their neighbourhood. Another week, and yet more complaints about the bombastic conduct of the chair of the council’s planning committee, Paul Scott, as he drives … Continue reading

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This is what £12,500 of council money pays towards at MIPIM

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, went undercover last week, and disguised as Charles Aznavour he sneaked into the London Pavilion at the MIPIM property conference in Cannes to find out what was being said, apparently on behalf of the people … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Gavin Barwell MP, Growth Zone, Jo Negrini, Planning, Queens Gardens, Rise Gallery, Taberner House, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Council needs to end its pension investments in fossil fuels

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Friends of the Earth member NICOLA BRENNAN suggests a way in which the council can help save the world and save our lives Last year broke records for being the hottest since records began. Our use of fossil … Continue reading

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Croydon and ‘delivery’, Part 2: London’s greenest borough

Perhaps it is forgotten in the mists of Croydon Labour leader Tony Newman’s failing memory, but four years ago he was preparing a manifesto ahead of the 2014 Town Hall elections which included a number of pledges on the state … Continue reading

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‘Optimistic’ MP Philp to debate Britain’s future after Brexit

Croydon South Tory MP Chris Philp is to take part in a debate on Britain’s Brexit future. Organised by the Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society, the event is being held on Wednesday, April 5 at the Coulsdon Day Centre. Philp … Continue reading

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Something stinks about council’s latest air quality plans

JEREMY CLACKSON, our motoring correspondent, reports on the inherent contradiction of the borough’s drive for growth (in cars, naturally) Croydon Council has just announced a public consultation (another one), this time over the borough’s rapidly worsening air quality. They are … Continue reading

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