Tag Archives: Labour

Streets are so dark that even a councillor avoids them at night

Some of the borough’s residential streets are so poorly lit after contractors Skanska have “designed” and installed its “modern” street lamps, that one elected councillor has complained that she no longer feels safe to walk alone along some of the … Continue reading

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Skanska create an unholy mess and leave Minster in the dark

The council’s lighting contractors are conducting a “consultation” of some residents in Croydon to discover how well the company is performing. Since they are carrying out the consultation themselves, no one expects the resultant report to be anything but glowing … Continue reading

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Councillor promises to investigate shops’ £1,500 licence fees

A senior Labour councillor has promised to “investigate” whether he can do anything about the eye-watering increases to licensing charges for using pavement areas outside shops in South Norwood, which the owners say could force them to close. Paul Scott, … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Kathy Bee, Paul Scott, People for Portland Road, South Norwood, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

‘Nostradamus Newman’ and his hot air on Heathrow expansion

If there was any remaining doubt, Tony Newman demonstrated yet again today that he don’t half talk some rubbish. Labour’s leader of Croydon Council decided to stick his two penn’orth in to the airport  debate, in the midst of the … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Tony Newman, Transport, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Tories now back boundary changes for Croydon Central

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest stage of deliberations over whether to take parliamentary constituencies from Labour and give the Tories safer seats, or whether to give the Tories safer seats and erase some Labour constituencies Croydon Tories, having originally … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 General Election, Andrew Pelling, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Maggie Mansell, Norbury, Purley, Shirley, Sutton Council, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

£1,500 licence fee drives South Norwood shops out of business

Sad times on Croydon’s high streets. M.T. WALLETTE, our shopping correspondent, reports from South Norwood where two long-standing retailers fear they might be forced out of business… by their own council Two much-loved high street shops, both in the Mayor … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Jane Avis, Kathy Bee, Paul Scott, South Norwood, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

New NHS cuts include IVF, a women’s refuge and babies’ milk

JAMES KILLDARE, our health correspondent, reports on some of the hard choices being made about NHS services locally If you live in Croydon and have expectations of using NHS services, then hard luck, because you have lost out in a … Continue reading

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