Tag Archives: Croydon Council

Town Hall withdraws all councillors from Fairfield Halls board

Wonders will never cease. For the first time in its 50-plus-year history, the Fairfield Halls management board has no members imposed upon it by Croydon Council. The decision was announced by the Labour-run council last week, in among its various … Continue reading

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Carers’ Information Day, Arnhem Gallery, June 3

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Newman rescues food festival with £20,000 of council cash

The next time Croydon’s Labour-run council belly aches about grant cuts from central Government – after all, another 150-or-so council staff are expected to be made redundant in the coming 12 months under Tory “austerity” measures – just remind them … Continue reading

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UnConnected Croydon where cycle lanes become dead ends

CROYDON COMMENTARY: AUSTEN COOPER, of Croydon Cyclists, responds to our exclusive report last week that a single night’s bike racing in the town centre is receiving £148,000 of public cash The £50 million spent by Connected Croydon on ripping up … Continue reading

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LibDem’s visit to Sutton is a case of Lamb to the incinerator

Norman Lamb, the full-time Paul O’Grady impersonator and some time MP for North Norfolk, is visiting Wallington today to recruit Tom Brake’s support and so ensure that he will have the backing of at least one-quarter of the Liberal Democrat’s … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Health, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

£48m Tramlink changes will cause chaos in central Croydon

The changes proposed by Transport for London and Croydon Council to the trams in the town centre, mainly for the benefit of the £1 billion Hammersfield supermall, won’t just split the Tramlink into two separate networks. The engineering changes could … Continue reading

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Night of the short knives as Newman sacks chief whip Ryan

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Twix bar and a copy of the Racing Post, offers the inside information on what passes for a reshuffle at the Town Hall It was the sort of “hit” that … Continue reading

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Is it jobs for the boys as Shawcross stands down at City Hall?

Amid all the fuss this time last week about the withdrawal from the Labour leadership contest of the only south London candidate, Chuka Umunna, the news of another leading figure from the same party standing down from the political fray … Continue reading

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MP Barwell quits Whitgift. Did he jump or was he pushed?

More than four years after Inside Croydon started an often lonely campaign for Gavin Barwell, the MP for Croydon Central, to quit his position as a governor of the Whitgift Foundation because of potential conflicts of interest with his public … Continue reading

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Save the David Lean Campaign takes on company status

One year after the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign achieved its immediate goal of re-opening the arthouse cinema in the Clocktower, it has now formed itself into a Community Interest Company, or CIC. The move will enable the group … Continue reading

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Towering concern for sharing fairly Croydon’s housing burden

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last month, David Callam wrote about the importance of housing as an election issue, nationally and locally. Here, ROD DAVIES calls for a fair distribution through the borough of high-density developments What’s good for the goose … The … Continue reading

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Collins gets ‘in the face’ of Labour donor over Lloyd Park mess

The deputy leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council has promised to “get in the face” of the owners of Coombe Farm, the private property set in the middle of Lloyd Park, over the growing piles of rubbish surrounding … Continue reading

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Barwell clings on to turn the tide for the Tories in Croydon

To borrow a phrase from that giant among Croydon residents, Ronnie Corbett: “And finally…”. WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Yorkie bar and a copy of Computer Weekly, offers his analysis of the local state of … Continue reading

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Britain is left a divided nation, Croydon a polarised borough

WALTER CRONXITE pokes through the wreckage left by the 2015 General Election in Croydon, London and the country Balls. Metaphorically, and as far as the former shadow chancellor is concerned, physically. Politically, Croydon today is more polarised than at any … Continue reading

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Bogus Barwell’s donors include exiled oligarch and NHS seller

Having flagged up Bogus Barwell, the millionaire developers’ best mate, news reaches us of the donors who have contributed thousands of pounds to his “Don’t Mention the Tories” campaign to hang on to his parliamentary seat in Croydon Central. These … Continue reading

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Lloyd Park’s blot on the landscape, and no one’s responsible

Best-selling author and Lloyd Park dog-walker JEAN URE on how Croydon doesn’t help itself over its shabby reputation So I’m on a crowded train approaching East Croydon when a lippy young girl with a Croydon facelift falls foul of an … Continue reading

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Gillian Wearing picks barred museum for competition vote

Gillian Wearing, the Turner Prize-winning artist, has chosen the Museum of Croydon as one of the venues at which she could conduct her work, in a competition which will be decided by a public ballot. Wearing is noted for her … Continue reading

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Council puts £5,000 grant repayment at top of its Bucket list

A UKIP-dominated “community group” has refused to repay thousands of public money it received as a council grant, nearly six months after the term of the grant expired. Inside Croydon reported earlier this month that the Croydon Communities Consortium – … Continue reading

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Walk into local history with Museum of Croydon events

The Museum of Croydon is staging a series of events over the coming months to encourage residents, young and old, to explore the borough’s history. Out of the Archive Saturdays May 16 and July 18, 11am-12pm Join Lindsay Ould, Borough … Continue reading

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Father gets council to promise refund of lesson charges

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, reports on a Croydon Council U-turn over its unlawful charges of £3,500 per year to some parents of children at state primary schools A campaigning parent is claiming victory over local authority bureaucracy after Croydon … Continue reading

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