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Coulsdon residents demand Philp delivers new primary school

Chris Philp, Croydon South’s new MP – and a man who sits on a platform with The Taxpayers’ Alliance where one of their number seriously advocates that the Tory government should cut pensioners’ benefits because many affected would “not be … Continue reading

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NHS seeks your views on future services for the over-65s

NHS Croydon Clincial Commissioning Group (CCG) and Croydon Council are working together to deliver a new approach to commissioning services for people over 65, known as Outcomes Based Commissioning (OBC). “Our aim is to transform the way services are provided … Continue reading

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Who killed Bambi? Stag party could have had swifter ending

Oh, deer! Croydon’s week-long stag party, with a red deer roaming around Park Hill Park like a south London version of the Monarch of the Glen, finally came to an end yesterday, with council officials posting notices to announce the … Continue reading

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Volunteers get together to help maintain Croydon’s park life

Our environmental affairs correspondent, CHRIS PECKHAM, reports on a new group established to safeguard our green spaces Last week saw the latest meeting of the fledgling Croydon Parks, Woodlands and Greenspaces Forum: a group that brings together all of the … Continue reading

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Restaurateur who underpaid staff is short-listed for award

Croydon’s Labour-run local council is backing “business excellence” awards tonight at which one of the entries short-listed for a prize is a woman who has been prosecuted for failing to pay her workers the legal minimum wage. When campaigning in … Continue reading

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Mayor of Croydon’s charity wine tasting evening, Oct 23

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Norbury pub scheme blocked by Town Hall planning officials

Local resident PAUL ORGANE wants to know why Croydon Council has blocked the creation of a community hub I use Norbury daily, for the railway station to get to work, the bank, the park and the post office. In the … Continue reading

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Undertones of McDonnell’s speech heard first in Croydon

If Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader thought that parts of the speech given at the Labour Party Conference today by John McDonnell, the new shadow chancellor, sounded familiar, then they really ought not be surprised. Many of the thoughts behind the … Continue reading

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Long overdue that councillors take charge at our councils

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our report last week about a controversial meeting between Sutton Council’s chief executive and one of the borough’s councillors annoyed our loyal reader ARNO RABINOWITZ. But he was not surprised There’s a terrifying tendency, not only in Croydon … Continue reading

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As Newman ‘celebrates’, Whitgift workers fret over future

The £1bn Hammersfield supermall may prove to be regenerative for Croydon’s economy. Once it is built. But as STEVEN DOWNES reports, uncertainty over development timescales is blighting existing businesses The start of building work on the redevelopment of Croydon town … Continue reading

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Tory MP Philp is quick to curry favour with local party donor

Here in Croydon in 2015, it is still not what you know, but who you know that counts. What other conclusion can any reasonable person reach from discovering that Chris Philp, Croydon South’s new MP, has nominated the Royal Tandoori … Continue reading

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The 2015 Garbage Gallery: Have the bin men been?

SEP 19 UPDATE: There is a problem for Croydon’s Labour-run council. Having got elected to the Town Hall in 2014 on a platform that promised to clean-up the borough of the blight of fly-tipping, it’s becoming increasing clear that, however … Continue reading

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Two months late, Minister rubber-stamps Westfield CPO

The government inspector has finally delivered his report on the Compulsory Purchase Order for a vast swathe of central Croydon, giving the go-ahead for the £1 billion Hammersfield shopping mall to be built. The Department for Communities and Local Government … Continue reading

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Upper Norwood Library Trust chairman in shock resignation

Community groups in Crystal Palace were stunned this afternoon by the shock announcement from Robert Gibson that he has resigned as the co-chair of the Upper Norwood Library Trust. Gibson has worked tirelessly, often in rear-guard actions, to keep the … Continue reading

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UKIP supporters to face demands for legal costs from council

Croydon Council has begun legal proceedings against a UKIP-dominated group which has refused to return thousands of pounds in an unspent grant. Council officials have decided to pursue the group’s committee members for the costs incurred for recovering that money. … Continue reading

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Metro Bank pulls out of move to £50m Ruskin Square offices

A multi-million-pound deal for Metro Bank to bring their global head offices and hundreds of staff to Croydon has collapsed. It was only a few weeks ago that developers Stanhope and their financial backers Schroders, who own Ruskin Square alongside … Continue reading

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Boxpark announced food plan after getting £3m council loan

Croydon Council’s £3 million loan of public cash to persuade Boxpark to set up a pop-up shopping mall alongside East Croydon Station was made in the expectation that the retail outlet would be a mixed development of trend-setting fashion stores … Continue reading

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Heineken refreshes the parts that MP rules could not reach

Politics in Croydon may never be the same again. Councillor Mario Creatura is giving up one of his publicly funded positions and “moving to pastures new”, according to the man whose bags he has been carrying for the past three … Continue reading

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Council lets builders turn Arena parkland into a car park

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE avoids saying “we told you so” about what promises to be a disappointing start to life at big school for the bright-eyed new Year 7s at the Oasis Academy alongside Croydon Arena Parents of children excitedly … Continue reading

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Croydon NHS Public Involvement Forum, Fairfield Halls, Sep 23

Everyone needs urgent care and fast treatment when they feel really unwell, or have a serious illness. Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group is developing proposals to improve health services in Croydon which deliver this important care such as the Walk In … Continue reading

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