Tag Archives: Pat Ryan

Let’s give Crystal Palace’s streets a chance to breathe again

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Even ward councillors need to check what petitions they are signing, and what their party policies are. AUSTEN COOPER sifts through some of the contradictory opposition to road closures in Upper Norwood Let’s get one thing straight. The … Continue reading

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Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Cycling, Pat Ryan, Stephen Mann, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Triangle will be ‘decimated’ by road closures, warns councillor

The Labour group at the Town Hall, already riven with fault lines on a number of contentious issues, is facing another split, this time over road closures in Upper Norwood that have been introduced today under coronavirus emergency powers. The … Continue reading

Posted in Angela Wilkins, Bromley Council, Commuting, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Cycling, Environment, London-wide issues, Pat Ryan, South Norwood, Stuart King, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Brick by Brick plan sees high-rise objections in Upper Norwood

Public opposition to Brick by Brick schemes is mounting in Upper Norwood, where the council’s loss-making house-builder is looking at a gaggle of small sites in the ward, mostly involving garages at the end of the gardens of existing homes … Continue reading

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Rent hikes force closure of Crystal Palace independent shops

It is not only in Croydon town centre that big business is contriving to destroy the fabric of the high street. As our retail correspondent MT WALLETTE reports, in Crystal Palace a precious corner of independent stores and old-style character … Continue reading

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Planning inspector expected to rule on Queen’s Hotel this week

A decision on the expansion plans for the Queen’s Hotel at Crystal Palace is expected this week. Croydon Council’s planning committee has twice refused planning permission for the owners Euro Hotels’ £10million expansion scheme, which prompted the appeal to the … Continue reading

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Queen’s Hotel planning inquiry is a case of David v Goliath

Whose side is Croydon Council on? As JOE PAXTON reports from the Town Hall, Crystal Palace Council Tax-payers face a four-day public hearing having had little support from their own local authority A David v Goliath battle commences at the … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Crystal Palace Community Association, Norwood Society, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Pete Smith, Planning, Stephen Mann, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Seconds out: champ Duke fights for survival at Victory Place

Three-time boxing world champion Duke McKenzie is facing the toughest fight of his life yet – a battle for the survival of the gym in Crystal Palace which he has worked hard over eight years to establish as a thriving … Continue reading

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Labour councillor alleges planning bias for Brick by Brick

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how a Town Hall veteran has broken ranks over some of the council’s inappropriate over-development It is no longer just disgruntled residents, unhappy over the way the council and their slow-motion house-builders, Brick by … Continue reading

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‘The Nasty Party is alive and well and active in Croydon’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Veteran Labour councillor for Upper Norwood, PAT RYAN, pictured left, was disappointed to see a local Tory activist being abusive to trade unionists on social media. Here, he calls on Andrew Stevensen and his party to do the … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories fail to act over candidate’s ‘scumbag’ abuse

A Croydon Tory activist, who was a Conservative candidate for the council in 2014, has been told to apologise and his party urged to act for calling rail union members “scumbags” over the Southern Railways dispute. Veteran Labour councillor Pat … Continue reading

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Football-watching councillors are rewarded with promotions

WALTER CRONXITE, our man outside the Town Hall with a Yorkie bar and Mike Fisher’s discarded copy of the Racing Post, sees a clear message in the latest council cabinet reshuffle: mediocrity will be rewarded in Croydon Tony Newman, Croydon’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Callton Young, Croydon Council, David Wood, Hamida Ali, John Wentworth, Kathy Bee, Matthew Kyeremeh, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Planning, Stuart King, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Transport, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Ryan and Wentworth ‘apologise’, but public know the score

When is an apology not an apology? When it’s based on an arse-covering, self-justifying lie. That seems to be case with the pair of Palace fans who wandered into a Croydon Council meeting on Monday night, Upper Norwood “councillors” Pat … Continue reading

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Croydon in crisis. Councillors watch football on the telly

Inside Croydon’s Editor, STEVEN DOWNES, on the latest shabby episode in the Town Hall chamber This was the scene in Croydon Town Hall during a full meeting of the council last night. Two well-paid local councillors engrossed in the Crystal … Continue reading

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Norbury Avenue rat run re-opened and is ‘unsafe’ say cyclists

As Inside Croydon reported before the Bank Holiday weekend, Croydon Council has abandoned its Quietway scheme along Norbury Avenue without completing the intended trial period, and all done with seemingly indecent haste, if the state of the signage left behind … Continue reading

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Reed calls for proper funding for Upper Norwood Library

The chairman of the Upper Norwood Library Trust yesterday told how he wept when the doors to the library were closed for the first time as a result of funding cuts imposed by Croydon Council. Robert Gibson was speaking to … Continue reading

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