Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

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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Fly tipper fined £2,000 after being caught on camera

A fly tipper caught dumping 10 tons of waste, including carpet, sofas and bathroom furniture outside garages in Waddon has been told to pay nearly £2,000 in costs and compensation. Louis Robinson was fly tipping on Thorneloe Gardens, the piles … Continue reading

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Underwood named on Greens shortlist for London Mayor

Peter Underwood, a regular on the ballot paper at local and parliamentary elections in Croydon, has made it on to the Green Party’s shortlist of candidates for selection to stand for Mayor of London in 2020. The Greens pride themselves … Continue reading

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Brokenshire faces court battle over ‘Purley Skyscraper’ ruling

A London-based property developer has launched a legal challenge against the decision announced by a Conservative Government minister to block plans to build 220 flats plus community facilities at Purley Cross. The scheme, which includes a 17-story tower block dubbed … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Veolia is sending recycling to incinerator

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, reports on some shocking revelations from Brighton which illustrate rubbish economics Veolia, the rubbish contractors for Croydon and three other boroughs in the South London Waste Partnership, have been instructing some of their staff to … Continue reading

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It’s official: Croydon has claim as Britain’s rottenest borough

WALTER CRONXITE on another set of awards, but ones which you won’t be reading about on the council’s website Private Eye, the country’s best-selling satirical magazine, today publishes its eagerly awaited annual Rotten Borough Awards for 2018. Well-paid council executives … Continue reading

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