Tag Archives: London School of Economics

Police chief wants to have Nightwatch soup kitchen moved on

Croydon Nightwatch, the local charity whose nightly work with the homeless and poor at Queen’s Gardens has been under threat from the council, today described comments by the borough’s police commander, David Musker, as ill-informed and accused Croydon’s most senior … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Church and religions, Crime, Croydon Council, Croydon Nightwatch, David Musker, Policing, Taberner House | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The riots, an assertion of power and our self-serving council

It is two years to the day since the riots hit Croydon, and not only do many of those dispossessed and rendered homeless on that night of infamy remain waiting for government help and compensation, but we still do not … Continue reading

Posted in 8/8: London Road stories, Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Jon Rouse, Mayor of London, Policing, Riots Review Panel, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath, Waddon, West Croydon, West Croydon Community Forum, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

“Croydon was on fire and we had to just sit in a car park”

Malcolm Wicks, MP for some of the areas worst affected by the rioting in Croydon last August, has demanded that the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police should hold an inquiry into reports that up to 100 back-up police were left … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Broad Green, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon North, London-wide issues, Malcolm Wicks MP, Policing, Purley Way, Riots Review Panel, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments