Tag Archives: London

We could be on the verge of providing a wildlife haven

CROYDON COMMENTARY: By not cutting the grass verges alongside the borough’s major A-roads, Transport for London might – perhaps unwittingly – be providing a valuable new home for plants, insects and other wildlife, writes ANTHONY MILLS, pictured left I worked … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon parks, Environment, Gardening, Purley Way, TfL, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Khan’s kerbside wildernesses are leaving Croydon in a mess

JEREMY CLACKSON reports on the rapidly growing problem at the side of many of the borough’s roads As Mayor of London, never let it be said that Sadiq Khan doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet. Because everywhere you … Continue reading

Posted in London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Purley Way, Sadiq Khan, Shirley, TfL, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Lacey’s in Mayfair with speculators to ‘unlock’ public land

BARRATT HOLMES on the latest instance where the council shows that it is more interested in cosying up to mega-rich property speculators than actually delivering homes at social rent Forget the possible contraventions of building regulations on one of its … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Housing, Lambeth Council, London-wide issues, Matthew Bennett, Mayor of London, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

London lost 3,620 council homes in one year, figures show

There are fewer council homes in London than there were in 2016. That’s according to figures provided at City Hall, based on the Government’s annual update for housing stock for the capital. There’s no breakdown (yet) for housing numbers by … Continue reading

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Respect for Shawcross as she retires as Khan’s deputy mayor

Val Shawcross is standing down as London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s deputy for transport. The move will prompt a parliamentary by-election in south-east London, and the likelihood of more Blairite v Momentum internal Labour jousting, as Shawcross’s job is to be … Continue reading

Posted in Heidi Alexander, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council deploys five more CCTV cameras in crime ‘hot spots’

Croydon Council has announced this morning that it is deploying five sets of CCTV cameras in the latest effort to deal with the rising tide of knife crime. Earlier this week, the police arrested two 17-year-olds on suspicion of causing … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Council, Jeff Boothe, Knife crime, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Sadiq Khan, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Westfield pulls plug on £15m payment for tram network

JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, on the vanishing millions which Westfield were supposed to provide for improving local infrastructure Westfield and Hammerson have pulled a promised £15million investment in Croydon town centre. The money was to have gone towards the cost … Continue reading

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