Tag Archives: Croydon South

Shapps sends an SOS for Barwell: Save Our Salaries

HAS GAV GIVEN UP (Part 94): Not so much a straw in the wind. More an entire bale of hay that shows the Conservatives are very worried for the fate of their former Tory HQ wonk, Gavin Barwell, as last … Continue reading

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Coulsdon resident Hickson selected as candidate by LibDems

Gill Hickson, the Coulsdon resident and community activist, has been selected as the Liberal Democrats’ candidate to stand in Croydon South at the General Election in May. The selection was announced over the weekend – a few days too late … Continue reading

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Benn puts clear blue water between herself and pool closure

The Hon Emily Benn, who once distinguished herself as being “a Benn, not a Bennite”, made it clear at last night’s Croydon South Posh-Off debate that she’s not Ed, nor Ed. And she doesn’t much care for some of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Coulsdon, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Purley, Purley Pool, Richard Ottaway MP, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Greens call for 12% fares cut and publicly run railways

Shasha Khan, the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Croydon North, was canvassing rail commuters this morning, as they were returned to work after the Christmas break and were hit by a double whammy of another above-inflation fares hike and badly … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, East Croydon, Esther Sutton, London-wide issues, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones, Shasha Khan, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Spot the difference as Philp takes on Benn in Purley Posh-Off

There promises to be a “Posh-Off” when Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society stages a General Election debate next Monday – yes, it’ll be January 5 – as the Tory candidate in Croydon South, Chris Philp, takes on Labour’s The Hon … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Coulsdon, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Jon Bigger, Kathleen Garner, Purley, Purley Pool, Richard Ottaway MP, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council backs developers to allow Croham flat conversions

Inside Croydon Towers received the following letter in its bulging sack of mail this week. It is a damning account of how Croydon Council’s attitude to planning protection is affecting residents’ lives adversely I moved from Wallington to Croydon in … Continue reading

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#WadGate report delayed as inquiry seeks more information

Mike #WadGate Fisher, and the rest of Croydon’s Tories, have at least another three weeks to wait for the outcome of the inquiry into how the former Conservative council leader managed secretly to claim an extra £11,000 in Town Hall … Continue reading

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Elvery considers staging election count at separate venues

The count for the three Croydon parliamentary constituencies at next May’s General Election could be held at three separate venues. That’s according to Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, who will be trying to retain his parliamentary seat … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Nathan Elvery, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pool closure leaves Labour’s Emily Benn high and dry

WALTER CRONXITE on how Labour has quickly reinforced Croydon’s North-South divide, in moves which it may come to regret Have you got the message? If you live in Purley, Kenley or Coulsdon, Labour don’t expect you to vote for them. … Continue reading

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The myth of the economic “recovery” where we’re all worse off

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For ANDREW FISHER, the notion of a national economic recovery based on debt or a borough-wide regeneration based on retailing are equally flawed “We inherited an economy reliant on banking, immigration and debt,” Croydon Conservatives told us at … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Andrew Fisher, Business, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Vidhi Mohan, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Why do all roads lead to Hammersfield but not the costs?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In response to TfL proposals to build a flyover to the Croydon Flyover, DAVID WICKENS asks why the town centre’s £1bn shopping mall developers are not required to contribute more towards improving the borough’s transport network I believe … Continue reading

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Purley Pool to close as council Budget cuts begin to bite

Croydon Council is to close Purley Pool in a cost-cutting exercise aimed at avoiding having to spend at least £780,000 on urgently required repairs and renovations to the much-neglected swimming facility. Purley’s swimming pools’ fate was sealed once the council … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon South, Fusion, Leisure services, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Property, Purley, Purley Pool, Sport, Swimming | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

No evidence that Boris’s flyover will improve traffic flow

Croydon and Sutton residents whose Croydon Road and Duppas Hill homes, businesses and public park could be under threat from Boris Johnson’s multi-million-pound proposal to build a flyover to the Croydon Flyover may struggle to get any support from their … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Darren Johnson, Environment, Jo Negrini, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Tory Philp tries to gag mention of his ‘Business Club’

Chris Philp, the uber-right-wing millionaire Tory party donor who expects to be the MP for Croydon South after next May’s General Election, wants to gag Inside Croydon. Philp has written to the editor demanding that we remove our report that … Continue reading

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Barwell’s secretive dining club close to breaking MPs’ code

Serious questions are being asked about the supper club – “Just 400 quid in used notes, guv’nor, and you get the inside track with developers Westfield” – as organised by Croydon Tories Gavin Barwell and Chris Philp. According to a … Continue reading

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