Tag Archives: Labour

Croydon condemned for ‘cultural apartheid’ over music ban

One of the country’s most prominent black activists has condemned Croydon Council’s suppression of its own report into the town centre’s night-time economy. Lee Jasper has described Croydon police’s “bashment ban” – withholding licences from nightclubs that want to play … Continue reading

Posted in Amy Lamé Limited, Andy Tarrant, Business, Callton Young, Croydon Council, Dance, Jeff Boothe, Jo Negrini, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Music, Policing, Pubs, Sadiq Khan, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Police investigate bomb threat made against Labour MP’s office

The police are investigating a bomb threat made against the constituency office of Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones. The office, on Blackhorse Lane in Addiscombe, is due to be opened officially on Saturday morning by Emily Thornberry, a senior member … Continue reading

Posted in Caragh Skipper, Clive Fraser, Crime, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Ruskin House, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Westfield takeover is a ‘positive’. Newman’s positive about that

MT WALLETTE, our Francophone retailing correspondent, on council efforts to pass off a pig’s ear as a silk purse (there has to be some trading standards regulations about that…) The multi-billion-pound takeover of Westfield, the shopping centre developers who have … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, John Burton, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council wanted to whitewash report on police ‘bashment ban’

Today, we publish the review on the borough’s night-time economy and the police’s licensing policies, which council leader Tony Newman and chief exec Jo Negrini didn’t want you to see. WALTER CRONXITE reports Croydon Council officials have suppressed a report … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Callton Young, Croydon Council, Dance, Jo Negrini, Music, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council planning chief’s ‘new way of working’ for Brick by Brick

Having managed to piss off people from Upper Norwood to Purley, from Shirley to Coulsdon, Brick by Brick, the council’s wholly owned and wholly opaque home-building company, and the Town Hall planning department are undertaking a pre-Christmas charm offensive. For … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Bernard Weatherill House, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Pete Smith, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Owner ‘rises to the challenge’ as businesses quit Boxpark

“Stop sort of complaining about your lot and get on with rising to the challenge, that’s my message to people,” businessman Roger Wade said recently. “You can’t have the council going out trying to protect local businesses.” Wade is the … Continue reading

Posted in Boxpark, Business, East Croydon, Mark Watson, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Incinerator company director to get a grilling at City Hall

A senior official from Viridor, the operators of the Beddington Lane incinerator which is about to start spewing goodness knows what into the atmosphere above Croydon, will be facing questions from London Assembly Members this afternoon. And while senior Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Environment, Refuse collection, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment