Category Archives: Coulsdon West

Tory councillor aids roads lobbyist expelled from UKIP

JEREMY CLACKSON, Inside Croydon’s Motoring Correspondent, has uncovered evidence that one of the borough’s most senior Tory councillors has been busily assisting a roads lobbyist to undermine efforts to make the borough’s streets safer for all When the Labour group … Continue reading

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Creatura fails to declare his council position to Parliament

Admin is clearly beneath Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell and his very well-staffed office (whose salaries are paid for by you, the tax-payer). Well over a year since Mario Creatura, Barwell’s Westminster bag carrier, got himself a second publicly funded … Continue reading

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Tory MP Barwell off the hook again with an “honest mistake”

Gavin Barwell’s been a naughty boy again. And got away with it with nothing more than a very mild slap on the wrist. Again. Oh, how the Tory Government’s Holder of the Royal Bed Chamber Pot must quake in his … Continue reading

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Residents’ concerns at scheme to undermine Purley Town Hall

The owners of the old Purley Town Hall want to dig underneath it to create eight new flats. The building, which has listed status, is home to around two dozen apartments already. The development proposals, submitted in May by Herald … Continue reading

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Mail’s sex and scandals story has Tory MP Barwell “arrested”

UPDATED 5,45pm: There’s one thing which Gavin Barwell, no longer the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, may do with the right-wing Daily Mail which he has never been able to do to this website: sue them. The Conservative MP for … Continue reading

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Croydon faces a long night of election counts and re-counts

After the longest election campaign in British history, with millions spent on red, blue and purple posters, it’s still too close to call. Nationally and, as WALTER CRONXITE reports, here in Croydon’s very own marginal battleground seat Pay your money, … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, Croydon Central, Esther Sutton, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barwell’s rubbish campaign looks like it is being swept away

HAS GAV GIVEN UP (Part 94): Inside Croydon is delighted to be able to bring you photographic evidence that Croydon Council’s clean-up of the borough is beginning to show signs of success. At the local council elections last year, Labour … Continue reading

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Councillor objects to borough-wide ban on ice cream vans

Labour councillors were indignant at last night’s Town Hall meeting when it was suggested that they want to ban “Stop Me And Buy One” ice cream vans from the borough. Tory councillor Yvette Hopley – “I do enjoy a 99” … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Coulsdon West, Mario Creatura, Sanderstead, Tony Newman, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Barwell’s in bother yet again over his slipping standards

WALTER CRONXITE has uncovered another embarrassing episode for the MP for the Whitgift Foundation: Barwell’s Basil Fawlty-esque letters are now being officially investigated for a breach of Parliamentary privilege Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation for the last … Continue reading

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Gove joins Barwell’s ‘Don’t mention the Tories’ campaign

At least Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, is consistent in one respect. Barwell has just endured what he described as “a difficult week”, following his starring role on the front page of the Evening Boris for asking … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Coulsdon residents elect UKIP figure as new chairman

The Old Coulsdon Residents’ Association has elected a controversial figure from UKIP as its new chairman. Janet Stollery was elected as chair at OCRA’s annual meeting on Wednesday night. Last month, Stollery, together with two other UKIP members, caused disgust … Continue reading

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Barwell starts to close the gap on Jones in Croydon Central

Parliament will be dissolved in three weeks’ time, with the polls suggesting the borough’s one battleground seat, Croydon Central, will be a tighter contest than was previously predicted, reports WALTER CRONXITE The result of the Selhurst ward by-election last week … Continue reading

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Coulsdon suffers a nasty dose of irritable vowel syndrome

Coulsdon isn’t so cool any more. According to the Old Coulsdon Residents’ Association, when talking about the town at the southern end of the borough, positioned on the old Brighton Road route at the foot of the North Downs’ chalk … Continue reading

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Town Hall’s propaganda posters may re-appear as leaflets

It was not only the gobby fac totem of a local MP who power-steered his way into a car crash interview last week. The leader of the council, Tony Newman, was at it as well. Croydon’s #PosterGate took an inevitable … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Julie Belvir, Mario Creatura, Nathan Elvery, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Residents’ associations mobilise to get better say with council

The peasants are revolting. They may not just yet quite be at the point of storming Fisher’s Folly with lighted torches and armed with pitchforks, but dissatisfaction with the way Croydon Council is run and the manner in which public … Continue reading

Posted in Addington Residents' Association, Addiscombe, Addiscombe Residents Association, Community associations, Connected Croydon, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, ECCO, Fairness Commission, Lansdowne Road RA, Lebanon Road Residents' Association, Nathan Elvery, Norbury Green Residents' Association, Norbury Village Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Parking, Planning, Pollards Hill Residents' Association, Refuse collection, Scots Estate Residents' Association, South Croydon Community Association, Spring Park Residents' Association, Street lighting | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Barwell aide: ‘Gavin has no idea. He trusts me to do whatever’

Further proof, as if any were needed, that Mario Creatura has been hired at considerable public expense by local Tory MP Gavin Barwell to spend much of his time managing his boss’s political career prospects, rather than actually doing any … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Twitter witnesses Croydon’s St Valentine’s Day massacre

Conservative Party activists in London have recently been in receipt of a guide on how to use social media in election campaigns. The guide offers glowing praise for the way that Croydon MP, Gavin Barwell, and his office tea boy, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Sarah Jones, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tory councillors warned over failure to pay party levy

Croydon’s Tory group on the council is feeling the financial pressure, and some elected councillors have been issued with warnings by local Conservative officials after failing to make payments from their council allowances into the campaign fund being used to … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Chris Wright, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Mike Fisher, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

96 days to go and councillors’ self-interest is showing

Have you had someone with a rosette knock at your door yet? You will, says WALTER CRONXITE, you will. Though how the tax-payers of Croydon will benefit from one of the longest election campaigns in history is questionable Fed up … Continue reading

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Council meeting goes through the motions as a costly joke

WALTER CRONXITE, our man watching the webcast with a Yorkie bar and  a cup of strong black coffee, calls for another reform of Croydon Council: scrap meetings of the full council. They’re a complete waste of time and public money, … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Julie Belvir, Kenley, Lynne Hale, Mario Creatura, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Phil Thomas, Purley, Purley Pool, Richard Ottaway MP, Sanderstead, Steve O'Connell, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Foundation, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments