Tag Archives: Purley Oaks

Council ignores health warnings to reopen recycling dumps

Croydon Council last night announced it is to reopen three local dumps  – just as the borough’s director of public health warned that we are now “at the most dangerous time in a pandemic”. After eight weeks of pandemic lockdown, … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick set to break the covid-19 lockdown next week

Residents are accusing the council’s house-building company of underhand tactics and of breaking the covid-19 lockdown, writes our overdevelopment correspondent, writes BARRATT HOLMES, in the first of a two-part report Much of the rest of the country might be on … Continue reading

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Four-mile ramble lets you see the wood for Purley’s beech trees

WANDLE WANDERER: Going just off the beaten track once again, KEN TOWL embarks from East Croydon and to check out another multi-park walking route for the weekend I found myself on a grey March morning standing on Platform 6 at … Continue reading

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Council could face High Court challenge over traveller site

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the latest challenge to the Labour-run council’s Block by Block strategy At least one of the more controversial decisions taken recently by the council’s planning committee, egged on by eager Town Hall officials and … Continue reading

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Scott’s account doesn’t tally with video record of meeting

CROYDON COMMENTARY: At Paul Scott’s planning meetings, the public, even MPs, are sometimes denied an opportunity to put their case, while the committee chairman is observed acting as an advocate for his architect colleagues. Inside Croydon recently published Councillor Scott’s … Continue reading

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Purley Oaks Primary summer fair, South Croydon, Jun 17

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What’s the point of planning committee with Scott in charge?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A senior councillor’s arrogant dismissal of residents who have sought to protect and defend their neighbourhoods from crass over-development is among the most-read articles on the site this week. Here, Purley resident TOM MOORHOUSE responds and provides some … Continue reading

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Negrini refuses to act on ‘conflicts of interest’ over planning

Jo Negrini, the chief executive of Croydon Council, has refused to intervene over complaints, from the public and one of the borough’s MPs, over potential conflicts of interest of senior councillors in the planning process. Croydon’s cabinet member for housing … Continue reading

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Council leader complains to Surrey over its rubbish ‘exports’

Croydon Tories are campaigning against the Conservative Government’s austerity cuts, in particular those which have seen this borough importing rubbish in the back of wealthy Surrey residents’ 4x4s, causing long queues and inconvenience at our local dumps. Surrey, which has … Continue reading

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