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About insidecroydon

News, views and analysis about the people of Croydon, their lives and political times in the diverse and most-populated borough in London. Based in Croydon and edited by Steven Downes. To contact us, please email inside.croydon@btinternet.com

Councillor concerned by TfL’s short-notice bus consultation

A Croydon councillor has criticised Transport for London over a consultation about changes to bus routes for failing to give residents in New Addington enough notice of a couple of key meetings, both staged this week, during the school half-term … Continue reading

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Tory Barwell backs Labour’s commuter zones campaign

Conservative MP Gavin Barwell is publicly supporting a campaign launched this week by Sarah Jones, the Labour candidate aiming to win the Croydon Central seat from him at next May’s General Election. Barwell has even signed the petition calling on … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon North, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

All three Croydon MPs vote against greater accountability

ALL IN THIS TOGETHER (Part 94): What’s the difference between Progress MP Steve Reed OBE and the Tories’ arch-expenses-claimer “Sir” Tricky Dicky Ottaway? Not a lot when it comes to their respective positions on accountability to their constituents, if a … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Park Hill Junior School fireworks display, Nov 7

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David Lean screens Kubrick classic to mark Armistice Day

The David Lean Cinema will mark Armistice Day on November 11 in this centenary year of the start of World War I by screening one of the most powerful and influential anti-war movies ever made. Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory, … Continue reading

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Streatham-Croydon women’s rugby sessions, from Nov 2

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Candidate decries Labour re-zoning plan as a doomed stunt

A candidate standing in Croydon for election to parliament next May has dismissed a Labour campaign to change the zoning of East Croydon and West Croydon stations to help reduce commuter fares as “an electioneering stunt”. And Glen Hart is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon North, East Croydon, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Friends environmental group to receive Queen’s award

The Friends of Croham Hurst Woods will be celebrating a prize-winning year at their annual meeting next month, when they will be presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The doughty band of residents who each month spend at … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Croham, Environment, Friends of Croham Hurst Woods, Maria Gatland, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bavarian who has school and Minster singing from same page

The new organist and choirmaster at Croydon Minster and Whitgift School is a busy man in the weeks before Christmas. JASON COURT got to speak to him in between rehearsals There can’t be too many Bavarians in Croydon. Ronny Krippner … Continue reading

Posted in Church and religions, Croydon Minster, Fairfield Halls, London Mozart Players, Music, Whitgift Foundation, Whitgift School | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

‘This is the season of delivery for culture in Croydon’

Councillor TIMOTHY GODFREY, the council cabinet member for culture, responds publicly to concerns regarding the immediate future, and safety, of the Fairfield Halls Five months into the newly elected Labour council in Croydon and you begin to see the rewriting … Continue reading

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Godfrey dismisses Tory ‘scaremongering’ over Fairfield Halls

A Croydon council cabinet member has hit out at what has been described as deliberate scaremongering and “opposition for opposition’s sake” from a Conservative councillor, who last night announced to a community association annual meeting that the Fairfield Halls was … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Croham, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Fairfield Halls, Michael Neal, Riesco Collection, Selhurst, Timothy Godfrey, Warehouse Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Still seeking input on services ahead of staging Autism Forum

By Andrew Rendle A few weeks ago I wrote on Inside Croydon asking residents for their experience of autism services within Croydon. I said I wanted to hear from those with ASD, their parents and carers, and I’m very grateful … Continue reading

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Jones campaigns to reduce commuter fares by £336 a year

Sarah Jones, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for the marginal seat of Croydon Central at next year’s General Election, is launching a campaign tomorrow that could save commuters living in the constituency and who travel into central London for work more than … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Commuting, Croydon Central, East Croydon, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, London-wide issues, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Veteran cars set for a diversion as they rally through Croydon

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Rally next Sunday will take a new route as it passes through Croydon. The world’s longest-running motoring event, which is expected to feature around 500 vintage vehicles, all of them built before 1905, will … Continue reading

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Public’s questions censored on CEO appointment and equality

When Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour party, stood up in Fisher’s Folly in Croydon on Thursday and made his pledge about a “strategy for delivering racial equality” in Whitehall and other public sector employers, he had no idea … Continue reading

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