Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

Homelessness crisis sees council invest extra £15m in fund

Caught between a rock and a hard place, of London’s ever-spiralling private rents and the Tory government’s ruthless reductions in benefits, Croydon Council is to invest an extra £15million into helping people at risk of homelessness to get secure private … Continue reading

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Croydon’s well-paid councillors pay their Council Tax on time

WALTER CRONXITE on a new report that shows that in neighbouring boroughs, some councillors have not been punctual in paying their Council Tax bills Yet further evidence has emerged that Croydon Council Tax-payers may be forking out far too much … Continue reading

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Council misses deadline for dozens of special needs plans

Croydon is among the worst local authorities in south London for delivering Education, Health and Care plans for young people with complex educational needs, according to a survey published this week. The specialist lawyers who conducted the research say that … Continue reading

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Newman: ‘I will 100% oppose any building on Love Lane’

Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Council, has given what he calls “a crystal clear” commitment to opposing any development of housing on Love Lane green. Love Lane green is formed from former playing fields besides the tram lines in … Continue reading

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Let there be light: Skanska finish the job, only four months late

Under the council’s newly embossed letter-headings of “Delivering for Croydon”, this probably counts as a Pyrrhic victory: Skanska has finally finished installing street lights across the borough – only four months behind schedule. Given that, as recently as May 2014 … Continue reading

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Council drops public poll to speed up introduction of 20mph

Croydon Council officials have admitted that they need to speed up their own work if they are to implement 20mph speed limits on all the borough’s residential streets. The council wants to skip the opinion surveys which it used as … Continue reading

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Philp backs ‘gesture’ rail refund as train fares are hiked again

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on a government announcement intended to divert from the news that rail commuters are about to get shafted again Rather than actually sorting out the on-going crisis over the terrible service provided by the operator that … Continue reading

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