Tag Archives: London

‘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

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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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‘Anyone would think Croydon’s got money to burn’

Rows over Big Belly Bins in the Town Hall chamber will prove to be mild diversions when the public realises the massive profits likely to be made by waste and incinerator operators from their contracts with south London councils, as … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Environment, London-wide issues, Nick Mattey, Refuse collection, Sutton Council, Veolia, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Barwell and Philp ‘playing politics’ over Southern Rail chaos

Croydon’s Tory MPs Chris Philp and Gavin Barwell have been accused by a fellow south London Conservative MP of “playing politics” with people’s lives over the mismanagement of Southern Rail. Philp and Barwell have also been criticised for using the … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sean Fitzsimons, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fire Brigade stages open day without mentioning £11m tower

Sshhh! Don’t tell everyone, but there’s another public consultation meeting arranged in Croydon where there’s been very little notice given, and no mention in official publicity of probably the most significant proposal affecting the area. The London Fire Brigade has … Continue reading

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Eat, or heat? Twycross backs scheme to tackle fuel poverty

One-tenth of all households in Croydon are living in fuel poverty, according to a senior City Hall figure, meaning that more than 14,000 families in the borough could be forced to choose whether to heat or eat this Christmas. Fiona … Continue reading

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Croydon gets all Bollywood for 2017 New Year’s Day parade

Croydon Council’s going a bit Bollywood for the New Year’s Day parade in central London. Teenaged dancers and adult drummers from Apsara Arts in Mitcham Road will be performing on and around Croydon’s float, which has been decorated by graffiti … Continue reading

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