Category Archives: Jeet Bains

Residents appear helpless to halt the ‘Curse of Coulsdon’

Ignored and unheeded, the residents of Coulsdon appear to have few options in their opposition to aspects of the Cane Hill housing development, writes ANDREW PELLING None of the Conservative party’s six Coulsdon councillors attended Friday’s Community Centre meeting, which … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Cane Hill, Chris Wright, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, David Osland, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker, Jeet Bains, Justin Cromie, Planning, Terry Lenton, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cromie pays the price of conscience as Parker focuses on 2015

Rumours of local Tory defections to UKIP – none of which have yet been substantiated – continue to be aired, after a week in which two more Conservative Croydon councillors were unceremoniously de-selected by their party. Justin Cromie and Ian … Continue reading

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Residents’ association to field candidates in local elections

Coulsdon’s version of UDI* looks to be a step closer, with at least one of the area’s large and very active residents’ associations determined to have its members stand in next May’s local council elections. Richard Thurbon, the chairman of … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, David Osland, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Ian Parker, Jeet Bains, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Temple members call for urgent enquiry into missing £200,000

Concern is mounting among some members of the Croydon gurdwara, the sikh temple on St James’s Road, with around £200,000 apparently unaccounted for after having been transferred from the charity’s bank account, while an investigation by the Charity Commission has … Continue reading

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Tory councillor resigns after sikh temple controversy

Jeet Bains, the Conservative councillor for Coulsdon West, has resigned his position as the chairman of the Croydon gurdwara, the sikh temple on St James’s Road, following complaints about his personal conduct and the financial management of the organisation. Bains … Continue reading

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Shapps to face questions at India event on councillor’s conduct

Grant Shapps, the chairman of the Conservative party, is to be quizzed in Croydon tonight about the conduct of Councillor Jeet Bains, who has been at the centre of heated disputes at a local Sikh temple that has seen the … Continue reading

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Police called to sikh temple as controversy dogs councillor

For the second time in less than two months, the police had to be called to a disturbance at a meeting involving Jeet Bains, the Conservative councillor for Coulsdon West. On Friday evening, Bains was attending the Croydon gurdwara, on … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Church and religions, Community associations, Coulsdon West, Crime, David Osland, Jeet Bains, Policing | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council risks legal action over decision to sell Riesco china

Croydon Tories deliberately ignored the council’s legal advisers to push through the pawn shop sale of the borough’s Riesco Collection. A confidential document, obtained by Inside Croydon, shows that Steve O’Connell, the cabinet member for finance, and Tim Pollard, the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Croydon Council, Donald Speakman, Fairfield Halls, Jeet Bains, Riesco Collection, Sara Bashford, Steve O'Connell, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Angry Coulsdon residents want to break away from Croydon

Signal of quite how disliked and badly run our council has become, one whole district of the borough is looking at reversing 50 years of local government history and declaring a south London version of UDI. Residents in Coulsdon are … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, David Osland, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Ian Parker, Jeet Bains, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Pollard ducks decisive meeting on £13m Riesco sale

Councillor Sara Bashford spoke up in the Town Hall council chamber last night and tried to justify Croydon’s sale of 24 items from the borough’s priceless Riesco ceramics collection by claiming that thousands of Croydon school children who visit the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, Donald Speakman, Dudley Mead, Education, Fairfield Halls, Jan Buttinger, Jeet Bains, Julie Belvir, Kenley, Purley, Riesco Collection, Sara Bashford, Selsdon & Ballards, Simon Hall, Steve O'Connell, Stuart Collins, Terry Lenton, Tim Pollard, Toni Letts, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments