Tag Archives: Croydon North

‘Nothing to see here’, police say over Gipsy Hill election case

The police has concluded its investigation into allegations of electoral fraud in Lambeth’s Gipsy Hill ward in May’s local elections, and says it will be taking no further action. The voters of Gipsy Hill elected three Labour councillors, including Matthew … Continue reading

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Tory candidate Mohan gets lost again over Croydon North

Making Croydon a London Living Wage borough? Tick. Announcing free swimming in the council’s pools this summer for all Croydon’s children? Tick. Introduce a £1 million scheme to make good use of the borough’s empty homes? Tick. Making the Tory … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Alison Butler, Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Housing, Jason Perry, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, Property, Simon Hall, Steve O'Connell, Stuart Collins, Tim Pollard, Vidhi Mohan, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Local businesses offer 20% discount to Love Norbury

Norbury’s residents’ associations have joined forces with local businesses to offer discounts of up to one-fifth off the price of goods and services on offer on the high street, as they seek to strengthen the sense of community spirit. Pollards … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Fly tipping, Love Norbury, Norbury, Norbury Green Residents' Association, Norbury Village Residents' Association, Pollards Hill Residents' Association, Refuse collection, Scots Estate Residents' Association, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Labour MP gets his wish with a free school for South Norwood

Sometimes, you need to be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it. Thus calls by the Labour MP for Lambeth South, Steve Reed OBE, for the site of the former South Norwood police station to be … Continue reading

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Lights! Action! Candid cameras switched on at the Town Hall

STEVEN DOWNES found himself watching the first live webcast meeting of the new Croydon Council. He watched it so you didn’t have to… I nearly missed it, because I was listening to the first in the new series of I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Bishop of Croydon, Capita, Croydon Council, Local media, Maggie Mansell, Mike Fisher, Steve O'Connell, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Aimless opposition could make for an extended honeymoon

THE VIEW FROM THE BACK BENCHES: Last night’s first council cabinet meeting of the new Labour administration was full of interesting announcements for Waddon councillor ANDREW PELLING So that’s what my Labour colleagues have been up to over the last … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Mike Fisher, Environment, Housing, Tony Newman, Waddon, Andrew Pelling, Vidhi Mohan, Phil Thomas, Dudley Mead, URV, Bishop of Croydon, Steve Reed MP, Taberner House, Refuse collection, Fly tipping, Bernard Weatherill House | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Punch-drunk Tories struggling to get up off the canvas

WALTER CRONXITE has put down his copy of Boxing News to assess the ringcraft of Croydon’s defeated Tories as they warm up for their next big bout Like a boxer who has taken one heavy blow to the chin too many, … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Clare Hilley, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, New Addington, Phil Thomas, Steve O'Connell, Tony Pearson, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Does Croydon’s new council have much to rave about?

One month on, WALTER CRONXITE, our local elections pollster who was first to call correctly the result of the Croydon Town Hall vote, takes a look behind the scenes in Fisher’s Folly to see what changes might be in store … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Capita, Coulsdon West, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon Radio, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell MP, Jon Rouse, Mario Creatura, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Oliver Lewis, Phil Thomas, Planning, Refuse collection, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Taberner House, Tony Newman, URV, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Spot the difference: Crapita sponsors Labour Mayor’s banquet

STEVEN DOWNES, editor of Inside Croydon, suggests that the borough’s new council has allowed itself to be compromised by the council’s senior staff, developers and big business even before it has been in office for a month Spot the difference. … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Capita, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield Halls, Fly tipping, Julie Belvir, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Phil Thomas, Planning, Refuse collection, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman, URV, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ker-ching: MP’s hilarious (not) joke about China’s premier

Interesting. Judging by this tweet about the official state visit to Britain of the Chinese Premier, Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Lambeth South, harbours no ambitions for a promotion to Ed Miliband’s Foreign Office team any time soon. Maybe … Continue reading

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How Croydon Tories were trumped by more ideas and activists

COUNCILLOR ANDREW PELLING looks ahead to tomorrow evening’s formal Town Hall occasion which will herald the beginning of a new municipal year, and a new council administration I am looking forward to tomorrow’s annual meeting of the council. It’s a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, Clare Hilley, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Margaret Mead, Maria Gatland, Mike Fisher, Simon Hoar, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Labour recruits agent to work on Croydon Central campaign

As if to compound the misery of defeat suffered by Gavin Barwell, the MP who oversaw elements of the Conservative campaign in last week’s local elections, Labour has been advertising for a local agent and organiser to work specifically on … Continue reading

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Polls predict Croydon Council will be split down the middle

VOTE 2014: Opinion polls published by the Evening Standard suggest that the outcome of next Thursday’s local election in Croydon could see a split council, with the Conservatives and Labour both with 35 seats each. The Tories, under the leadership … Continue reading

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Tories accused of ‘lies on a grand scale’ over Council Tax

The gloves have come off going into the final week of campaigning for Thursday’s local elections, with Labour accusing the incumbent Tories of outright lies. Leaflets distributed in key wards this week have accused the Croydon Conservatives of deliberately misleading … Continue reading

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Conservatives snub hustings as sham candidates exposed

VOTE 2014: Not content with forgetting about an entire ward in the north of the borough in their own advertisement last week, this week Croydon’s Tories deliberately snubbed the voters of Thornton Heath when not a single one of their … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, David Osland, Gavin Barwell MP, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments