Tag Archives: People for Portland Road

Community campaigning raises £12,000 to green Portland Road

In our bankrupt borough, money doesn’t grow on trees… but it can certainly help buy some, as a community initiative by residents in Woodside has amply demonstrated, culminating with a celebratory planting day this month “What are you doing to … Continue reading

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Blooming Portland Road competition, Woodside, open now

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Small business given Dobson’s choice by planning committee

Another long-established small business in Croydon is being forced to close, after its landlord decided the retail property was more valuable to them if converted to flats. Dobson’s Upholstery is a family firm based in South Norwood since it was … Continue reading

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Caribbean Fusion private view, Portland Road, Oct 10

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‘Stalinist’ Scott moves to censor charity’s Facebook page

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, reports on the latest outbreak of control-freakery in SE25 involving the controversial chair of the council’s planning committee A formal complaint is being submitted to the Labour Party’s London regional office over the conduct of … Continue reading

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Planning chair Scott to face scrutiny at gentrification screening

Paul Scott, the chair of Croydon Council’s planning committee which is pushing through £250million-worth of publicly financed house-building without a single council home being built, is to face public scrutiny in his own backyard tomorrow night at the Stanley’s Film … Continue reading

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Calls mount for councillor to resign from community groups

Paul Scott, the Labour councillor who describes himself as a “community leader”, has been challenged to step down from at least one of his many roles and to consider the various conflicts of interest that he has, after being accused … Continue reading

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Scott of the arch tactic holds another meeting for select few

Paul Scott, the senior council figure who has so many roles within community groups that it is often difficult to keep up with exactly whose behalf he is acting, is also full of contradictions. Take the “Community Economic Plan for … Continue reading

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Scott’s ‘secretive’ meeting with the gentrifiers of Hackney

It’s nearly one month since Paul Scott, the councillor for Woodside ward and part of the Croydon clique which controls the Labour group at the Town Hall, staged a secretive meeting to discuss development schemes for the area. Since when, … Continue reading

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Planning chairman stages urgent meeting over South Norwood

Under-pressure Labour councillor Paul Scott spent part of his weekend writing a 1,000-word justification of the council’s actions in and around South Norwood. It listed several successful initiatives, some of which had little or nothing to do with his efforts … Continue reading

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New gallery hopes to put the art back into Portland Road

Portland Road is to get a new art gallery, offering works for sale, exhibitions and workshops for the next 12 months, all run by a woman who grew up locally and who says she wants to try to help “breathe … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: Regeneration needed beyond the town centre

In his exclusive column for Inside Croydon, STEVE REED reports on how community groups are essential to ensure proper and sustainable regeneration in their neighbourhoods People for Portland Road, a community organisation in South Norwood, organised a public meeting last Saturday to … Continue reading

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