Tag Archives: Croydon Central

Barwell boasts of backing from woman who broke wage laws

The barrel-scraping exercise that is Tory Gavin Barwell’s election campaign effort to try to show that he has the support of “ordinary people” in Croydon Central has been exposed yet again. Earlier this month, Inside Croydon showed how gaffe-prone Gav … Continue reading

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Federation of Small Businesses election hustings, Fri Apr 17

The Federation of Small Businesses will be holding a Croydon Central hustings at the Croydon Park Hotel, 7 Altyre, Croydon, CR9 5AA (ample parking), from 6pm on Friday, April 17. Businesses are invited to question local parliamentary candidates, hear what … Continue reading

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Tory Right-to-Buy bonanza could cost £400m in Croydon alone

Offering £100,000 to housing association tenants to buy their homes is “plain bad policy” and “the worst idea yet” according to some experts. And in Croydon alone, it could cost the tax-payer £400 million. By STEVEN DOWNES The spivocracy is … Continue reading

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Gaffe-prone Gav takes Boris to 1-star caff for slap-up meal

In all her 60-plus years as Queen, Her Maj has never allowed the cameras in to formal dinners to record her eating. Those who have witnessed it claim she has all the table manners of Henry VIII, troughing it in … Continue reading

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Benn launches her election campaign. Not that you’d notice

STEVEN DOWNES on the non-existent General Election campaign across most of south London Yesterday evening, I made one of my occasional appearances on a recording of Metroknobbers, the south London hyperlocal podcast organised by Jason Cobb, who writes on matters … Continue reading

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Croydon election candidates undergo moving experiences

Someone recently posed the question: “Is Croydon boring?” There’s only one answer to that as far as the General Election candidates for the borough’s three constituencies are concerned. Two too safe seats, one marginal, and not a single colourful candidate … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Jon Bigger, Property, Sanderstead, Shirley, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Mystery over negative campaigning on the Purley Way

An urgent police investigation is underway in Croydon after there was an outbreak of dirty campaigning ahead of next month’s General Election. The politically inspired graffiti, pictured right, appeared on a blank advertising hoarding at the junction of Croydon Road … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher, Sarah Jones, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Hustings offer Croydon chance to put candidates on the spot

As we have already highlighted, some election hustings are more equal than others. But the next month does provide Croydon residents with a number of opportunities to question their elected representatives of the past five years, or to try to … Continue reading

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Desperate Barwell offers endorsements from his employees

As the General Election campaign enters its final month (thank goodness!), WALTER CRONXITE checks out who is actually supporting the MP for the Whitgift Foundation The thing which is becoming increasingly apparent about Gavin Barwell, the “Don’t Mention the Tories” … Continue reading

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Farage supporters told to refund £5,000 council grant

Croydon Council has ordered the return of thousands of pounds of public cash which was awarded to a “community” organisation which has been taken over by a group of UKIP members and supporters of Nigel Farage’s party. A grant of … Continue reading

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£621,000 is price for a flat in Croydon’s Poor Doors scheme

Inside Croydon was banned from yesterday’s “pre-launch” of Vita, the yuppie flats development with Poor Doors being built in Ruskin Square. So these are the pictures, and the pricing details, which Places for People – who are managing the development … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, ECCO, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

How the Tories have failed Croydon for five wasted years

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Even by the economic criteria laid out by the Tories in Croydon, led by Gavin Barwell, the past five years have been a failure, writes ANDREW FISHER “We inherited an economy reliant on banking, immigration and debt,” declared … Continue reading

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Barwell’s in bother yet again over his slipping standards

WALTER CRONXITE has uncovered another embarrassing episode for the MP for the Whitgift Foundation: Barwell’s Basil Fawlty-esque letters are now being officially investigated for a breach of Parliamentary privilege Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation for the last … Continue reading

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Poor Doors planned for Ruskin Square’s ‘Vita’ apartments

The first phase of residential development at Ruskin Square, on the prestigious gateway site next to East Croydon Station, is to include controversial Poor Doors for the residents of the 36 “affordable” apartments included in the scheme. Places for People, … Continue reading

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Thwarted ZhongRong’s Tory peer is now backing Barwell

Might the Chinese industrialists and their Tory backers who wanted to privatise  Crystal Palace Park on the cheap now be eyeing the main chance in Croydon instead? Inside Croydon poses the question after Lord Bates, the Tory peer who helped … Continue reading

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£1bn and at least three years’ disruption. And all for what?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There’s a procession through the centre of town, with the Emperor at its head. Everyone is cheering and clapping. And then a little boy, ANTHONY MILLER, points and says, “What’s the point of the Hammersfield development?” Several years … Continue reading

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£50m deal clears away last objectors to Westfield supermall

Hammersfield – the “Croydon Partnership” formed between shopping mall developers Hammerson and Westfield – will pay out around £50 million to buy-out the irritatingly persistent minority owners of the freehold and managers of the Whitgift Centre, whose legal challenges and … Continue reading

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Gove joins Barwell’s ‘Don’t mention the Tories’ campaign

At least Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, is consistent in one respect. Barwell has just endured what he described as “a difficult week”, following his starring role on the front page of the Evening Boris for asking … Continue reading

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A day in the life of Sarah Jones: 24 hours well-spent

With 50 days to go to the General Election, Croydon Central’s Labour candidate can look back on the past couple of days as a turning point in her campaign. By STEVEN DOWNES It is fair to say that Sarah Jones, … Continue reading

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Croydon Central candidates agree hustings for Apr 23

Prime Minister David Cameron may well be “frit” of appearing in televised election debates, but in Croydon, and Croydon Central in particular, there promises to be no shortage of hustings meetings with candidates before May 7. The first to confirm … Continue reading

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