Tag Archives: Conservative

Derby day can offer chance for local bragging rights

BRIAN GRANVILLE, the doyen of non-league football writers, looks forward to a crunch clash at Mayfield Road, when both sets of fans will be chanting “Croydon” There’s more than a hint that someone in what passes for a “boardroom” or … Continue reading

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Snubbed! Tricky Dicky Ottaway misses out on the Lords

Purley and Coulsdon have been snubbed. And so has Bletchingley. “Sir” Richard Ottaway, for 23 years the disinterested MP for Croydon South, has been left out of the latest batch of peerages doled out by Tory Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

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Council provides a cycle hub after removing the spokes

Only in Croydon. The grand opening of a cycle hub and hire scheme at East Croydon last week had to be postponed… because of a collision on George Street between a bus and a pedestrian, which saw the road closed … Continue reading

Posted in Mayor of London, Transport, Commuting, Property, Croydon Council, Environment, Parking, Health, Planning, Fairfield, Norbury, East Croydon, Cycling, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Robert Canning, Boris Bikes, Cycling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Reed supporter’s petition to halt election gets 15 signatories

As ballot papers for a raft of Labour elections arrive through letter boxes this week, Croydon North’s Progress MP Steve Reed OBE and a “co-operative” councillor who served under him during his time as leader of Lambeth Council have called … Continue reading

Posted in Gavin Barwell MP, Croydon North, Mayor of London, Lambeth Council, Jason Cummings, Steve Reed MP, Tessa Jowell | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council CEO: ‘Time for debate is over. Give us our cash back’

The borough’s elected councillors were advised not to attend the annual meeting of the Croydon Communities [sic] Consortium last month because of a possible legal dispute for the recovery of thousands of pounds of public money. The CCC has been … Continue reading

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The 2015 Garbage Gallery: Have the bin men been?

AUGUST 18 UPDATE: Who says that our local politicians are out of touch with the concerns of ordinary Croydon residents? The picture to the right was sent to Inside Croydon by our loyal reader from Inglis Road, Addiscombe, which is … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Julie Belvir, Nathan Elvery, Refuse collection, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Purley Way crash highlights pollution disaster coming our way

Anyone who tries to drive along the Purley Way, whether as a route to work or simply to visit any of the retail sheds that line the urban motorway, already knows it can be a pretty dispiriting experience. Last Friday … Continue reading

Posted in Mayor of London, London-wide issues, Croydon Council, Environment, Waddon, Waste incinerator, Steve Reed MP, Refuse collection, 2016 London elections, Tessa Jowell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

POLL: Should comedian Mark Steel be allowed a Labour vote?

It is rare indeed that Croydon makes it on to the front page of a national newspaper. But The Independent has today splashed a picture story of how its columnist, Mark Steel, has been rejected by the Labour Party from … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Comedy, Croydon North, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

High Court judge rejects legal challenge to landlord licensing

The legal challenge against Croydon Council’s landlord licensing scheme, a flagship manifesto policy which helped get Labour elected last year, has been rejected by a High Court judge, a decision greeted by one senior council figure as, “A great day … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Environment, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Property, Stiles Harold Williams, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Croydon rocks? Well, only if we need new lavatories for dogs

There’s recycling. And then there’s regurgitating. As in vomiting up a really bad idea… Croydon Council, having removed the notorious 20 boulders of New Addington, have managed to come up with an idea to dispose of them which is, if … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Art, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Environment, Nathan Elvery, New Addington, Purley, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Hustings where a Dame turned into a pantomime villain

Inside Croydon’s Editor, STEVEN DOWNES, managed his own bit of entryism to report from the far-left corner of last night’s Labour hustings at Ruskin House There was an end-of-term feeling about it all. And with the headmistress missing, there was … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Bikes, Boris Johnson, Christian Wolmar, Croydon Central, Cycling, Housing, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sarah Jones, Tessa Jowell, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon West, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Lynne Hale, Mario Creatura | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon Tory MP’s aide signs up as Labour Party supporter

Conservative Croydon councillor Jason Cummings, who works as a parliamentary assistant at Westminster to Tory MP Gavin Barwell, has applied to become a supporter of the Labour Party. Cummings is understood to be one of thousands of members of other … Continue reading

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8/8: ‘There’s real anxiety that the riots could happen again’

To mark the fourth anniversary of the Croydon riots, BUSHRA AHMED recalls that infamous night and assesses what progress has been made towards rebuilding West Croydon I cannot begin to describe what it felt like to witness the Croydon riots … Continue reading

Posted in 8/8: London Road stories, Broad Green, Business, Charity, Community associations, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Croydon North, CVA, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Newman trying to tunnel away from any real questioning?

Tony Newman’s Labour group faces losing control of Croydon Town Hall at the first time of asking if the latest national opinion poll, which puts the Tories 12 per cent ahead, translates locally. And yes, of course all opinion polls … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Boris Johnson, Bromley Council, Commuting, London-wide issues, Mark Watson, Mayor of London, Outside Croydon, Patricia Hay-Justice, Sean Fitzsimons, Tony Newman, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Banners binned by council which won’t prosecute fly-posters

Our council officials’ inconsistent approach to aspects of enforcement of some local rules and laws continue to baffle the public. The difference in approach has been highlighted through a complaint by one of our local MPs over the over-zealous removal … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Chris Philp MP, Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Purley, Schools, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Legal case against landlord scheme comes from Bury, Lancs

The leadership of Croydon Council will be up before a High Court judge next Tuesday, August 4, at the start of a Judicial Review of its landlords licensing scheme which is being brought by a company registered in … Bury, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Julie Belvir, Planning, Property, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Newman declares support for football club that doesn’t exist

MPs – including Croydon’s trio of Gavin Barwell, Steve Reed OBE and Chris Philp – have been given several weighty documents to read as they head off on their long summer break, including a 5,000-word dossier offering a step-by-step guide … Continue reading

Posted in AFC Croydon Athletic, Croydon FC, Football, Sport, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Will planning committee back residents? Don’t bet on it

Residents might be entitled to ask, “What’s the point of the planning committee?” On those occasions when the planning committee does rule against a developer, and in favour of a local community, as it did in the case of The … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Crime, Croydon Council, Jamie Audsley, Planning, Thornton Heath, Thornton Heath Neighbourhood Association | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

The Dirty Dozen: Beddington’s Extra High Emission Zone

It was reported yesterday that twice as many Londoners – around 9,500 – are dying every year as a direct result of the city’s air pollution than was previously estimated. Undaunted, Croydon’s neighbouring borough, Sutton, is bulldozing through with plans … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Refuse collection, Sutton Council, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment