Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

Council-funded group promotes Tory campaign against 20mph

A “community” group that claims to be “apolitical” and which has received thousands of pounds of grant funding from the council, has promoted the campaign making the case against the council’s policy of introducing 20mph zones across the borough. It … Continue reading

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Council to approve selective school build on playing fields

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on a scheme going to Monday’s cabinet meeting for approval for a 1,200-pupil free school to be built close to Lloyd Park Croydon Council is about to become a local planning authority which blocks the … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Coombe Wood School, Croham, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Education, Gavin Barwell MP, Paul Scott, Planning, Schools, Selsdon & Ballards, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Surrey Street plan to use Exchange Square hits a roadblock

Croydon Council’s hopes to begin road works in Surrey Street next month could be thrown into disarray because legal deeds prevent them moving the market traders into Exchange Square, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Croydon Council is considering moving the fruit … Continue reading

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Something stinks: Arena car park has the builders in – again

And here you have it, from Croydon Council, the local authority that appears to relish spending millions of pounds of public money on construction projects, and then going back just a few months later and digging them up again. Barely … Continue reading

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Exclusion of Dog and Bull throws more light on market mess

That’s the problem when you hold public meetings – the public might actually express some opinions. WALTER CRONXITE on how poorly presented plans for Surrey Street appear to be unravelling already Less than 48 hours after senior councillor Mark Watson … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Mark Watson, Planning, Pubs, Rise Gallery, Surrey Street | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Snow joke: Gridlocked roads show need for more grit

STEVEN DOWNES on the entirely predictable panic over a bit of winter weather Oh dear. Heavens knows how we would manage with really severe snowfalls and winter weather were we in Cologne or Katowicz. But we’re in Croydon, so yesterday … Continue reading

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Council plans for ‘tatty’ Surrey Street market fail to impress

It was a long night at Tuesday’s council scrutiny meeting, but the wait for the “big reveal” of the £1million plans for the borough’s cherished market was a bit of a waste of time, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Residents living … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Helen Pollard, Joy Prince, Mark Watson, Planning, Sean Fitzsimons, Surrey Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments