Tag Archives: Andrew Pelling

Waddon councillors’ monthly surgeries underway this Saturday

Residents in Waddon who wish to take up issues with their local councillors can do so at regular monthly surgeries. The surgeries are to be held in the church hall at St George’s, Barrow Road, on the first Saturday of … Continue reading

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Aimless opposition could make for an extended honeymoon

THE VIEW FROM THE BACK BENCHES: Last night’s first council cabinet meeting of the new Labour administration was full of interesting announcements for Waddon councillor ANDREW PELLING So that’s what my Labour colleagues have been up to over the last … Continue reading

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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

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China syndrome is a blight for Crystal Palace Park

ANDREW PELLING reports on (yet another) consultation on the future of the much-loved but much-neglected Crystal Palace Park Sometimes, politicians and public bodies can overdo consultations with the public, especially if their motivation is procrastination or the pretence of public … Continue reading

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Police forced to abandon efforts to control East Croydon rave

For the second time in less than three years, last night the Metropolitan Police was forced to abandon a part of central Croydon to an unruly mob, with officers ordered to withdraw from an area that was unsafe for them … Continue reading

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How Croydon Tories were trumped by more ideas and activists

COUNCILLOR ANDREW PELLING looks ahead to tomorrow evening’s formal Town Hall occasion which will herald the beginning of a new municipal year, and a new council administration I am looking forward to tomorrow’s annual meeting of the council. It’s a … Continue reading

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Croydon’s political weather suggests Town Hall climate change

VOTE 2014: Newly elected Waddon councillor ANDREW PELLING provides his analysis of how the council elections were won, and lost Political pundits sometimes belittle council elections as being just barometers for the national standings of political parties. They see Town … Continue reading

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Newman’s front-bench team has Collins in charge of clean-up

Tony Newman, the new Leader of Croydon Council, has announced his front-bench team following last Thursday’s Labour local election victory, with a line-up of mainly familiar faces after eight years in opposition. The positions were determined by Newman following a … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Business, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Environment, Gerry Ryan, Jane Avis, Kathy Bee, Louisa Woodley, Planning, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, URV, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Ten things we have learned from the 2014 Town Hall elections

So the results are in. And a thoroughly fascinating few weeks we have had in Croydon leading up to yesterday’s local elections. Croydon has no UKIP councillors, or councillors from any party other than Labour or the Conservatives. The LibDems … Continue reading

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Labour takes aim at Ashburton as UKIP charge in Waddon

VOTE 2014: Our final assessment from the battleground wards in the Town Hall elections sees a surprising change in fortunes As election day dawns and the overnight rains and morning mists clear, the deployment of the parties’ armies on the … Continue reading

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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

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Council spends £200,000 on dropped kerbs in flood-risk area

Senior Conservative politicians have ordered Croydon Council staff to cold-call house-holders in a marginal ward to offer to build dropped kerbs with a hefty discount provided on the rates. At the same time that council staff and the emergency services … Continue reading

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Bishop rejects rhetoric which blames asylum seekers

JONATHAN CLARK, the Bishop of Croydon, in his Easter message, says that we should be trying to help asylum-seekers and those on benefits One of things that really concerns me in our country is that we have started to load … Continue reading

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Radio station accused of deceit over inclusion of NF guest

Figures from a range of political parties are accusing Croydon Radio of deceiving them over the inclusion of local fascist Tony Martin in an “election special” aired last night. Andrew Pelling, the former Croydon MP who presented a midweek show … Continue reading

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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

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