Tag Archives: Labour

‘Political pygmies’ to blame for Croydon’s ‘slums of the future’

An influential figure in British architecture has hit out at office-to-flat conversions – of which there have been thousands in Croydon – describing them as “ghastly little fuck-hutches”, and all thanks to policy which is being ruined by “political pygmies”. … Continue reading

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Labour official wants new scrutiny body to oversee incinerator

A leading official in Sutton Labour has called on his party colleagues in Croydon and Merton to establish urgently a scrutiny body to keep the South London Waste Partnership in check, in order to better monitor the emissions from the … Continue reading

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Fly tipper caught on CCTV was using Brick by Brick site

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE reveals how, as they were patting themselves on the back over a fly tipping ‘collar’, the council was deliberately withholding one essential detail Inside Croydon has discovered that the serial fly tipping in Waddon which … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick ‘putting safety last’ on town centre site

Our housing reporter BARRATT HOLMES on the latest troubling development by Brick by Brick Brick by Brick, the council-owned housing developer (Total number of homes built since 2015: ZERO), has been accused of “putting safety last” on a site in … Continue reading

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Sadiq Khan’s intervention sees work start at Blackhorse Lane

The long-delayed strengthening works on the Blackhorse Lane bridge, a vital route between Addiscombe and Woodside, appears to have begun. Back in October, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan described as “just not good enough” the suggestion from Transport for London … Continue reading

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Tories rush to pick Croydon candidate for General Election

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on latest indications that, while Theresa Mayhem might be saying one thing, behind the scenes her ‘top advisers’ are doing another Senior figures in Downing Street, which presumably must mean gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell, the Prime Minister’s … Continue reading

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Further Westfield delays put more pressure on CEO Negrini

It is six years to the day since Westfield and Hammerson said that, jointly, they would redevelop central Croydon. KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the increasingly beleaguered mood among senior council figures Croydon Council’s chief executive, Jo Negrini, … Continue reading

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