Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

Labour’s Copley calls on councils to build homes for social rent

A Labour London Assembly Member has called for local authorities in the capital to provide thousands more homes for social rent – what used to be called council homes – and for the scrapping of the Thatcherite Right To Buy … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Housing, Jo Negrini, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Planning, Steve Reed MP, Tom Copley | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

BINMAGEDDON!: Rubbish piled high in our winter of discontent

If you thought that the images of over-flowing wheelie bins around the borough, after numerous missed collections by Croydon’s rubbish contractors, Veolia, were bad enough, this scene (above), at Forestdale should be very troubling indeed. The photograph was taken before … Continue reading

Posted in Fieldway, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Simon Hall, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Designers of flawed Bridge To Nowhere now hired by council

Inside Croydon reported last week how the £22million Bridge To Nowhere, at East Croydon Station, may be demolished before it is ever completed. Given some serious reservations about the way it was designed and built, that may not be an … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: Veolia miss post-Christmas collections

Now the clean-up begins. Though with Veolia struggling to fulfil their commitments to collect refuse from residents across three south London boroughs, the post-Christmas clear out looks like taking much longer than usual.

Posted in Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Veolia, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Croydon’s ‘slums of the future’ flats making headlines again

Central Croydon has been blighted not only by a seemingly endless wait for Westfield, but also by what has been described as “probably the worst housing policy mistake in the post-war era”, as BARRATT HOLMES reports Croydon was making the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Green Dragon House, Housing, Inspired Homes, Paul Scott, Planning, Property | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Croydon Tories are getting ready for snap General Election

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE takes a look ahead into the uncertain territory of the next few months for the borough’s MPs Here’s the bad news for any Croydon residents who might hope that their local councillors would do more than, … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, 2018 council elections, 2020 London elections, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

£2.3m in Mayor and council grants for Newman’s backyard

The Mayor of London has announced another significant grant to Croydon – £1,161,426 – this time for a project in South Norwood, which just happens to be in a neighbourhood including the ward represented by council leader Tony Newman and … Continue reading

Posted in London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Paul Scott, Sadiq Khan, South Norwood, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments