Tag Archives: Conservative

Calibre of candidates in local elections called into question

Hat-tip to the Tory blogger and LBC radio presenter Iain Dale for this, which he linked to on Twitter with the note: “And these people want to represent us?” Up to the April 24 deadline this week, all candidates who … Continue reading

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Coulsdon residents summon candidates to hustings sessions

There are plans for three sets of election hustings in Coulsdon next month, organised by local residents’ associations. On Thursday May 8, there will be a hustings for the Euro MEP election at the Coulsdon Community Centre from 7.30pm. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Cane Hill, Community associations, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning, URV | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The council’s in a hole, and yet they still keep on digging

ANDREW FISHER, the author of a new book on the failed economics of the last four decades, says that the same mistakes are being repeated in £1 billion shopping centre-fixated Croydon In the 1930s, the economist John Maynard Keynes advocated … Continue reading

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Beware council’s misleading parking signs, warns Butcher

Mark Butcher, the South Croydon-based guitar legend and occasional Test match batsman, has been in touch with Inside Croydon with what he calls a “rant on behalf of all the other dopes that were and will be booked down there”. … Continue reading

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Eagles fans reject Tory councillor’s call for civic parade

Last year, when Crystal Palace won promotion to the Premier League at Wembley, Croydon Council did nothing to mark the achievement. This year, with the club’s survival in the top division all-but-secured with the midweek 3-2 win at Everton, and … Continue reading

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Croydon’s rubbish council: the 2014 Garbage Gallery

APRIL 18 UPDATE: And there is, of course, more. There’s always more. This is something of a commonplace around the streets of the borough, and is a particular problem in those areas with multi-occupier properties – such as when there … Continue reading

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Tea-time leaflet leaves Easter egg over faces of Waddon Tories

Direct from an election meeting where the most impressive thing was Eddie Izzard’s new glasses, WALTER CRONXITE, our man on Katharine Street with the rolled up copy of the local free paper and an e-cigarette tucked behind his ear, reports … Continue reading

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Our two-year-olds need a childhood, not lessons in Latin

SUSAN OLIVER, pictured left, wants the borough’s teaching professionals to come forward and make their voices heard, perhaps even to challenge the controlling orthodoxies of Michael Gove and Ofsted Children should be taught in schools from the age of two … Continue reading

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Greens hold back from promising to scrap £1bn incinerator

The Green Party launched its local election manifesto for Croydon yesterday, confirming that it will field a full slate of 70 candidates across the whole of the borough. The Greens seem poised to benefit on voting day next month from … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croham, Croydon Greens, Environment, Fly tipping, Fracking, Gordon Ross, Knife crime, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 2014 council elections, Andrew Pelling, Bensham Manor, Clare Hilley, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Joy Prince, Parking, Phil Thomas, Property, Robert Canning, Simon Hoar, Tony Harris, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Newman struggling to keep team singing from same songsheet

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Yorkie bar in his pocket and a copy of the local free paper under his arm, analyses the real story behind yesterday’s headlines Divided parties rarely win elections. The tensions … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, Kenley, New Addington, Raj Rajendran, Waddon, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Tories pick ‘Osland of the Yard’ to stand in Thornton Heath

The Conservatives have announced that they will be fielding a former senior police officer who headed the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation as a candidate in Thornton Heath ward at next month’s Town Hall elections. Croydon’s Tories are so short on … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Broad Green, Coulsdon West, Crime, Croydon North, David Osland, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell MP, Norbury, Selhurst, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, Waddon, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The MP, the charity, the £1bn scheme and a three-year closure

The Whitgift Centre is to be closed for three years – and that’s according to the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, so it must be true. There has been confusion this week over the plans for the £1 billion re-development … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Scrap council cabinet and councillors’ allowances, says TUC

Croydon’s trade unionists have issued a 10-point challenge to all candidates standing in the local elections next month, and presented their traditional allies in the Labour Party with a significant problem, daring them to oppose outright all further cuts in … Continue reading

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Planning chief: ‘I don’t know how long Whitgift will be closed’

The lack of clarity over the immediate future of the Whitgift Centre was compounded yesterday when a council director called in certain sections of the local media to provide an on-the-record briefing to contradict the information she had herself provided … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments