Named and Shamed

Named and Shamed


Squalid roads, buildings and locations in Croydon named and shamed.

Monday, March 27, 2006

CRACC Launches Manifesto

CRACC Launches Manifesto
Croydon Ratepayers Against Croydon Council (CRACC) launches its political manifesto. See

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Croydon Caught Up In Labour Loans Row

According to The Times, John Prescott made a decision to support Andrew Rosenfeld's company's (Minerva) plans to redevelop Park Place in Croydon after Rosenfeld had loaned £1M to Labour.

According to The Times:

"Prescott killed the rival scheme, put forward by a consortium called Whitgift, by rejecting its appeal against an earlier refusal by inspectors to give it planning permission."

Prescott denies this and another allegation. Prescott confirmed that he had received the planning applications, but said he felt the decisions should be made locally.

"I passed it over to Croydon and (the other application) City of London Corporation.

They made the decision, not me

Happy with the way that planning and development is carried out in Croydon?

Remember to make your feelings known to the current Labour regime, by voting them out of office on May the 4th in the local elections.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

The Stubborn Donkeys Ruling Croydon Council

It seems that Croydon Council is determined to push forward with its proposal for building an arena at the Gateway development on Dingwall Road.

This despite the fact that:

1 The people of Croydon do not need, or want, a sporting arena

2 The site is owned by Stanhope, who have their own plans for redevelopment

3 The council will have to acquire the land via compulsory purchase order (CPO)

4 The arena development, proposed by Arrowcroft, will take longer to complete than the Stanhope proposal; not least because the legal wrangling over the CPO will slow matters down by a good few years

5 The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has now called in the application from Arrowcroft

All of this means that the citizens of Croydon will have to endure the disgrace and decay of Dingwall Road for many more years.

Dingwall Road
The only hope is the fact that the ruling Labour regime will be voted out of office in the forthcoming local elections on May the 4th, and this absurd idea for an arena will be consigned to the dustbin of history.

Visit Dingwall Road - A Vision of Post Nuclear Croydon and take a walk down one of the main thoroughfares of Croydon.

Those of you who wish to view Dingwall Road from space, will enjoy the satellite photos on this interactive map - Dingwall Road from Space.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Roll On The 4th of May

My compliments to Steve Caldwell, who has written a letter to the Croydon Guardian about the disgraceful 6.3% rise in council tax that the Labour regime has foisted on the long suffering residents of Croydon.

Caldwell notes:

"If that council (Wandsworth) can keep its expenditure so low that it does not have to increase the council tax, why can't Croydon Council do the same?"


The 4th of May is getting nearer, Tony Newman and his lackeys will soon find themselves out of a job.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Croydon Council Tax Up Again

Croydon Council, not content with presiding over the ongoing decay of this borough, will be putting council tax up again this year.

No surprises there then!

The rise for 2006 will be 6.3%. In case they have forgotten, inflation is around 2%.

The rise for 2005 was 5%

The rise in 2004 was 7%

The rise in 2003 was 27%

Despite these inflation busting rises, the council have still managed to bankrupt themselves and continue to waste our money.

Not very impressive!

If you would like to know where they are spending our money, I recommend that you read "What is Croydon Council Doing?"

I would remind the council that the council elections take place this May, the time when the ratepayers of Croydon have their say.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Croydon Council, A Waste of Space

It seems that I am not alone in thinking that Croydon Council are a waste of space, and are wasting our money.

Read this letter sent to the Croydon Guardian, Croydon Wastes Our Money.