Newslinks & Weekend Round-Up | 11th June 2007

The NewsEditor

Strong support for Tramlink Extension to Crystal Palace "Local people and businesses continue to show strong support for the proposed extension of the Croydon Tramlink to Crystal Palace, a public consultation has shown.

"Not only did the two local boroughs, Croydon and Bromley, reaffirm their commitment to the project but TfL also received a petition supporting the extension from 75 businesses in Crystal Palace." [from TfL]

Ex-transport chief's pay queried

"Transport for London (TfL) is facing criticism over how much it is paying its former Transport Commissioner Bob Kiley.

"Mr Kiley left his post in 2006 but has been retained by TfL as a consultant.

"TfL said he has so far received £737,000 for 230 days work, but it does not have a record of how much work he has done for the organisation." [from BBC News Online]

Norris "still in the running"

"Steven Norris has given a clear signal that he will stand again in London's mayoral election as the Tories' search for a celebrity candidate looks set to end in an embarrassing U-turn." [from ConservativeHome]

Illegal parking caught on camera

"CCTV cameras will zoom in on illegally parked cars when council enforcement action is stepped-up next week.

"Ealing Council is promising drivers will be caught and fined if they park on zig-zag lines, at bus stops or in business bays set out for loading and unloading.

"The increase in enforcement action comes a month before parking fines will go up by 25 per cent - from £80 to £100." [from the Ealing Times]