Daily Archives: November 8, 2012

Flip flop? Croydon’s library privatisation flipped into a flop

Did we say flip flop? The news of the awarding of the library management contract to swimming pool managers GLL which we related earlier this week has taken a further twist today, with the 14-month-long procurement process which has cost … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Education, Greenwich Leisure, Libraries, Sara Bashford, Tim Pollard, Wandsworth Council | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Nov 29: “Moving the writ” confirms Croydon election date

The Croydon North by-election date is confirmed today with Labour “moving the writ” in parliament. ANDREW PELLING, a former parliamentarian, explains the arcane process It isn’t just courts that issue writs. The people of Croydon North have been waiting for … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Stranack, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Gavin Barwell MP, Lee Jasper, Malcolm Wicks MP, Marisha Ray, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Jesse Jackson, the rabbit run and looking pretty in pink

CAMPAIGN CATCH-UP: With candidates selected and canvassing now under way, how is the Croydon North election shaping up? The Respect party’s Croydon North campaign is going well… in America. Respect this week claimed that Jesse Jackson, the renowned United States … Continue reading

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Newman: “Plan is too little, too late to help economy”

After five years saying that they would not intervene in the local economy, the Conservatives who run Croydon Council are about to launch an economic plan. For TONY NEWMAN, the leader of the Labour opposition group, this is an admission … Continue reading

Posted in Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Jon Rouse, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment