Category Archives: Coulsdon West

Royal Mail plans will leave Coulsdon cut-off from collections

The people of Coulsdon may well have abandoned thoughts of cutting themselves off from local authorities in Greater London, and Croydon, but now Royal Mail is going to do it for them, isolating the area by reducing its postal collection … Continue reading

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“Farage is right” says Coulsdon councillor and Tory MP’s gofer

A leading member of the Conservative party in Croydon, and the Westminster assistant to a Tory MP in a marginal seat with a significant Muslim population, has backed UKIP’s Nigel Farage. Mario Creatura, who is paid up to £33,000 per … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Croham, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Maria Gatland, Mario Creatura | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Labour’s get-tough policy with tippers looks a bit of a mess

“Speak softly and carry a big stick,” was the foreign policy of US President Teddy Roosevelt more than a hundred years ago. “Don’t make an effing threat unless you’re prepared to carry it out,” was the more forthright message which … Continue reading

Posted in Ashburton, Crime, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Barwell backs down over interns: now he wants ‘volunteers’

Gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell, the Tory MP for Croydon Central, has as good as admitted he may have been breaking the law by recruiting interns to work on his re-election campaign unpaid for up to six months. Not for the first-time, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker, Mario Creatura | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Barwell exposed for broken election promise on expenses

Promises made by politicians before elections should be regarded as about as useful as full-scale model of the starship Enterprise made out of honey. Take, for instance, the solemn undertakings given by gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell, before he was elected as … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tory MP wants election helpers to work unpaid for six months

Croydon Central’s gaffe-prone MP Gavin Barwell is seeking a couple of slaves, or possibly a pair of recent graduates who are gullible enough or desperate enough, and also have well-heeled parents who don’t mind subsidising the Tory MP’s election campaign for up … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Punch-drunk Tories struggling to get up off the canvas

WALTER CRONXITE has put down his copy of Boxing News to assess the ringcraft of Croydon’s defeated Tories as they warm up for their next big bout Like a boxer who has taken one heavy blow to the chin too many, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Clare Hilley, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, New Addington, Phil Thomas, Steve O'Connell, Tony Pearson, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Does Croydon’s new council have much to rave about?

One month on, WALTER CRONXITE, our local elections pollster who was first to call correctly the result of the Croydon Town Hall vote, takes a look behind the scenes in Fisher’s Folly to see what changes might be in store … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Capita, Coulsdon West, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon Radio, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell MP, Jon Rouse, Mario Creatura, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Oliver Lewis, Phil Thomas, Planning, Refuse collection, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Taberner House, Tony Newman, URV, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Labour poised to take control of council as Tories blame UKIP

We will be reporting live through the night on the local election results in Croydon, and we welcome your comments by email and Twitter. Keep checking back every 30min or so for updates and additions – latest news will be … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croham, Fairfield, Fieldway, Heathfield, Kenley, Local media, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, South Norwood, Sutton Council, Thornton Heath, Tom Brake MP, Upper Norwood, Waddon, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Residents and independents struggle to make their mark

In Thursday’s local elections, there will be five candidates around the borough who are standing as “independents”, including the NF candidate who can’t say he’s an NF candidate. Up against the “party machines”, none of them have even the slightest … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Andrew Pelling, Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croham, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Conservatives snub hustings as sham candidates exposed

VOTE 2014: Not content with forgetting about an entire ward in the north of the borough in their own advertisement last week, this week Croydon’s Tories deliberately snubbed the voters of Thornton Heath when not a single one of their … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, David Osland, Gavin Barwell MP, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Thornton Heath lawyer wants to give major parties a wigging

VOTE 2014: It is not just some among the black and minority ethnic Conservatives in Croydon who feel that they have been overlooked by their own party. Thornton Heath lawyer Dwain Coward, previously a Labour supporter, has become so disillusioned … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Coulsdon West, David Osland, Karen Jewitt, Louisa Woodley, Pat Clouder, Thornton Heath, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Threat of UKIP sees Croydon’s Tories press the panic button

VOTE 2014: The Conservatives, who have run Croydon Council since 2006, have pressed the panic button over the UKIP threat to their control of the Town Hall. The local Tories sent out their distress signal in leaflets distributed across the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Fairfield, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher, Peter Staveley, Phil Thomas, Richard Ottaway MP, Sarah Jones, Selsdon & Ballards, South Norwood, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Inglis Road, Addiscombe: London’s most political street?

Is Inglis Road the most political street in Croydon, or even London? This one short road in Addiscombe has six residents who are standing for election in the local council elections on May 22. The six candidates will be representing … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Community associations, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell MP, Paul Scott, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Questions continue to mount over political influence at council

There is mounting evidence that some of Croydon Council’s most senior officials are behaving in a dubious manner in respect of the local elections later this month, when they have tens of thousands of pounds of public money at their … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Anthony Brooks, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell MP, Julie Belvir, Mark Watson, Nathan Elvery, Patricia Hay-Justice, Peter Staveley, Phil Thomas, Refuse collection, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments