Tag Archives: London Mayor

Council puts Cane Hill plan on hold to reassess traffic schemes

Campaigning residents’ associations in Coulsdon will be celebrating more than Christmas this week, after Croydon Council has finally listened to their concerns and decided to place on hold planning applications for the massive Cane Hill residential development and Lion Green … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 council elections, Boris Johnson, Cane Hill, Community associations, Commuting, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Environment, Housing, Mayor of London, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning, Property, Steve O'Connell, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kenley road island could cause more deaths, says campaigner

The scene of another road accident, this time a fatal one, on the A22 Godstone Road in the early hours of Saturday, is now a matter of dispute between local residents, cyclists, Mayor Boris Johnson and his cycling “advisor” Andrew … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Community associations, Commuting, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Kenley, Mayor of London, Steve O'Connell, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

By-election candidate relying on Twitter to reach voters

In an exclusive interview for Croydon Radio to be broadcast on Sunday, one of the candidates for the Croydon North by-election admits that his campaign is relying on social media – Twitter and Facebook primarily – to get his message … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Pelling, Croydon North, Croydon Radio, Lee Jasper | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

London Road betrayed by broken promises says MP Khan

After a morning spent touring London Road, meeting local residents, business owners and workers in the area worst-hit by the rioting last year, shadow cabinet member Sadiq Khan realised he had made a shocking discovery about Croydon. “Not a single … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Broad Green, Business, Croydon 8/8, Croydon North, London Road Traders Association, London-wide issues, Malcolm Wicks MP, Mayor of London, Parking, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Boris’s objections are set-back for Beddington incinerator

Croydon’s Greens and other groups opposed to the £1 billion Beddington Lane waste incinerator scheme were in celebratory mood last night thanks to help from a most unexpected source: Mayor of London Boris Johnson. The Greater London Authority has submitted … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Environment, Health, Jenny Jones, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Norbury, Outside Croydon, Planning, Sutton Council, Thornton Heath, Waddon, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Boris Johnson, Gavin Barwell, and a casual abuse of position

Retired solicitor DAVID WHITE has been investigating a strange ambivalence towards upholding the law shown by the local MP and the Mayor of London Just before the London Mayoral elections in May this year, I received two emails from Boris … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Crime, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, South Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Palace name their latest signing: Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard, the “total dress freedom” comedian and actor who has acquired National Treasure status since his marathon running exploits for Sport Relief, has been named as an associate director of his favourite football club, Crystal Palace, pledging to be … Continue reading

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Here’s an election pledge that Boris now dare not break

Boris Johnson, who four years ago scrapped a costed and funded scheme to build a Tramlink extension to Crystal Palace, this morning paid a flying visit to East Croydon station to have his picture taken alongside a tram with “Crystal … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Crime, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, East Croydon, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Steve O'Connell, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Boris has no answers for campaigning Croydon teenager

Last night’s London Debate on ITV means that the Mayoral candidates – or at least some of them – have now appeared in four televised hustings across various channels. You do wonder whether even the capital’s chattering classes bothered to … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Brian Paddick, Commuting, Crime, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sutton LibDem councillor switches to Labour over incinerator

For the first time since 2006, the Labour party has representation on Sutton Council. John Keys has represented the Beddington North ward as a LibDem councillor since 1998, but has this week opted to change parties because of his concerns … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Environment, Health, Kenley, Steve O'Connell, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Miliband visits Croydon to back Livingstone for Mayor

There will be no incinerator at Beddington Lane if Ken Livingstone is elected Mayor of London in May. As first suggested by Inside Croydon a week ago, the policy announcement was made by Livingstone this morning when he came to … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Commuting, Croydon Central, East Croydon, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Louisa Woodley, Mayor of London, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Paddick joins opposition to Beddington incinerator

Brian Paddick, the LibDems’ candidate for London Mayor, has put himself on a collision course with Liberal Democrat-controlled Sutton Council by condemning plans for a waste incinerator in Beddington Lane. “The last thing we need is an incinerator,” Paddick told … Continue reading

Posted in Brian Paddick, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Paddick has more answers on policing, Clegg claims

Brian Paddick‘s police experience sets him apart from London Mayor candidates Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone was Nick Clegg’s message on his visit to Croydon on Friday, ANDREW PELLING writes It is a sad commentary on wider, deep-held perceptions of … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Brian Paddick, Business, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment