Thornton Heath

Summer news in brief

Posted on September 10th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The big stories of the summer in a handy round-up

Croydon Council sets sights on Bakerloo Line extension

In late July, Croydon Council began public moves to lobby Transport for London to place the long-proposed extension of the Bakerloo Line in Croydon. The extension has previously been earmarked for Bromley, but an apparent lack of support for the idea on Bromley Council … Read More »

Watching out for Croydon’s interests in parliamentary legislation

Posted on August 17th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Westminster’s not so remote – its decisions matter very close to home, says Sean Creighton

Reform to the riot damages legislation is one of several bills in the current parliamentary session with particular relevance to us Croydonians. Therefore we and our organisations may wish to take a view and lobby our MPs, the bill committees and members of the House of Lords.

Bills of … Read More »

A better place? Croydon’s new Place Directorate gets to work on Thornton Heath High Street

Posted on May 11th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Sean Creighton takes a look at how Thornton Heath High Street might lead to better things

Opposite Thornton Heath station in Brigstock Road stands Ambassador House, an empty office block. Its owners could convert it into flats without requiring planning permission under government rules. Croydon Council would not be able to control the number and mix of units and therefore could not guarantee it will … Read More »