Tag Archives: London

Croydon and ‘delivery’, Part 94: East Croydon bus station

“Thank you,” states the signage seen by tens of thousands of Croydon commuters every day, “for your patience during these essential construction works.” Note that: the works are essential. Though perhaps not essential enough to get them finished in a … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Sutton officials knew hub deal had collapsed before Cannes trip

Sutton’s chief executive and two senior council officials set off on a sales trip to the MIPIM conference in the South of France this week probably already knowing that the cancer hub scheme that they were trying to flog to … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Jules Pipe, London-wide issues, Niall Bolger, Sutton Council | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Road closures at Easter will offer taste of chaos to come

Croydon is about to get a taste of the sort of traffic chaos and disruption which may await once the Hammersfield development gets underway – if it ever does – when the town centre is closed down for 10 days … Continue reading

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Sutton ready to ‘faire une Pipe’, as Bolger apologises for mayor

There’s “some serious consternation”, according to sources at Sutton Council, being shown by the borough’s executive head of governance, Jessica Crowe, over the description of MIPIM, the international property show in the South of France next week, as a “booze … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Housing, Jessica Crowe, Jules Pipe, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Niall Bolger, Planning, Ruth Dombey, Sadiq Khan, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

More questions than answers as Mayor ducks burning issue

JONNY BROGDALE reports on an unsatisfactory exercise organised by City Hall that was more about justification than any real accountability The People’s Question Time session with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, staged in Carshalton on Thursday night, offered a couple of … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Jessica Crowe, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Nick Mattey, Policing, Ruth Dombey, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Steve O'Connell, Sutton Council, TfL, Tim Crowley, Tramlink, Transport, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Veil of secrecy’ surrounds Barratt’s £150,000 pipe dream

Opposition councillors in Sutton are demanding an urgent meeting with the council chief executive after the authority’s planning committee last night granted permission for a pipe-laying scheme to a division of a company which is paying towards a council trip … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Environment, Niall Bolger, Planning, Property, Refuse collection, Sutton Council, Tim Crowley, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Assembly Member tells Barwell to ‘get a grip’ over housing

As Tory housing minister Gavin Barwell lamely tweeted this morning that the government housing White Paper he is introducing today “is not a silver bullet”, Labour’s housing spokesman at the London Assembly was telling the Croydon Central MP to “get … Continue reading

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