Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

Brake and Barwell in unholy alliance to save their political skins

WALTER CRONXITE reports on election boundary proposals which have seen the local Tory MP get into bed with Sutton’s LibDems to help save each other’s Parliamentary careers If you thought that the unholy alliance in national government with the coalition … Continue reading

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One-third of Croydon’s SEND budget is spent on tribunal work

Croydon Council staged a(nother) flag-raising at the Town Hall this morning, this time for World Autism Awareness Week. “Croydon Council is on a mission to increase understanding of what it means to be autistic and bust some of the most … Continue reading

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Photo-essay: The last day of trading for Surrey Street’s stalls

After 741 years of trading, Surrey Street Market closed after business hours on Saturday, we are told temporarily until, according to Croydon Council, “early June”, to allow for carriageway works as part of a £1million improvement scheme. LEE TOWNSEND paid … Continue reading

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Croydon and ‘delivery’, Part 94: East Croydon bus station

“Thank you,” states the signage seen by tens of thousands of Croydon commuters every day, “for your patience during these essential construction works.” Note that: the works are essential. Though perhaps not essential enough to get them finished in a … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Brick by Brick angers more residents with latest ‘ugly’ plans

One of central Croydon’s few remaining Georgian buildings of note is under threat of being overshadowed by one of the latest pieces of “in-fill” overdevelopment by the council’s profit-hungry private housing company, Brick by Brick. The council-backed developers are even … Continue reading

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This is what £12,500 of council money pays towards at MIPIM

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, went undercover last week, and disguised as Charles Aznavour he sneaked into the London Pavilion at the MIPIM property conference in Cannes to find out what was being said, apparently on behalf of the people … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Gavin Barwell MP, Growth Zone, Jo Negrini, Planning, Queens Gardens, Rise Gallery, Taberner House, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Council needs to end its pension investments in fossil fuels

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Friends of the Earth member NICOLA BRENNAN suggests a way in which the council can help save the world and save our lives Last year broke records for being the hottest since records began. Our use of fossil … Continue reading

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