Tag Archives: Croydon

Play your part in the second Croydon Assembly, June 6

ANDREW FISHER on an important discussion coming to Ruskin House Last November, more than 100 attended the first Croydon Assembly – a community initiative that brought together trade unionists, community campaigners and other residents to discuss how we can influence … Continue reading

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Cameron hammers home why Croydon Tories can’t be trusted

Was this morning in Croydon the point where David Cameron finally, fully, exposed himself for being full of the Bullingdon bogusness as the majority of the country has suspected for a decade? Because only a 9-carat Old Etonian bullshitter would … Continue reading

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Labour leads in London and offers new role for Scots Nats

JOHN BRAGGINS scrolls through the polls, so that you don’t have to. Apparently, we’re bored with debate about Scotland, and Labour are to win most of London’s marginal seats After Thursday’s, polls things seem to have settled down with Populus … Continue reading

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Croydon’s ‘MasterPlan’ only makes housing crisis worse

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last week’s announcement by the Conservative Party that they want to give housing association tenants the Right to Buy has not impressed regular commenter, ROD DAVIES The Right-to-Buy proposals are just plain mad, but perhaps in Croydon they … Continue reading

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Project B ready for daytime opening on ground floor

The old, much-loved Beanos, off Surrey Street, is being put to great use, as Project B launch their daytime Café-Bar on the ground floor of this listed building. Project B’s café-bar provides a day-to-day option for people looking for a … Continue reading

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Transition Town Give and Take, Surrey Street, Sat May 2

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Croydon Stagers’ Sister Act, Ashcroft Theatre, May 27-30

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Dear Croydon Labour: It’s time for you to act on incinerator

The issue of the Beddington Lane incinerator spreads, like the toxic emissions likely to be emitted from the proposed plant’s 300-foot-high chimneys, right across south London, and into Croydon. Here is an open letter to “Clean and Green” Stuart Collins, … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Croydon Labour candidate is caught on the fiddle (sort of)

Inside Croydon has discovered another politician on the fiddle. The Hon Emily Benn, Labour’s candidate in Croydon South, is playing her violin in a “campaign concert” this Sunday, April 26, presumably hoping to make sweet music for potential voters as … Continue reading

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Clocktower cinema volunteers celebrate first year back

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign – which recently completed a year of films at the re-opened Croydon Clocktower – have made a special presentation to Jane Hunt, who has attended more screenings at the arthouse cinema in the … Continue reading

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Environment secretary Davey helps Brake dine out with Viridor

More evidence has emerged of ties between incinerator operators Viridor and senior members of the Liberal Democrats in Sutton, including Tom Brake, until last month the deputy Leader of the House in the ConDem coalition. At least three executives from … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Greens, Environment, Nick Mattey, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

South Norwood councillor Lawlor picked as deputy mayor

Councillor Wayne Lawlor has been selected to be Croydon’s next deputy mayor. A Labour councillor for South Norwood ward, Lawlor, aged 38, succeeds Patricia Hay-Justice, who after one year as deputy will step up to be Croydon Mayor for 2015 … Continue reading

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Addiscombe Carnival, Ashburton Park, May 24

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Tom Brake link to church donation from incinerator company

It has suddenly got very heated in Sutton over the Beddington Lane incinerator. The Liberal Democrats, who control Sutton Council, have today suspended one of their councillors, Nick Mattey, after he dared question their plans to allow incinerator operators Viridor … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Croydon Guardian, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stephen Fenwick, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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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Charity football match at Mayfield Stadium, Apr 19

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Tory peer Bates failed to declare ZRG interests, paper reports

The Sunday Times reported this morning that Michael Bates, the Tory peer who is married to Xuelin Bates, the UK-based “sponsor” of the failed £500 million ZhongRong Group proposal for a vast business and retail centre in Crystal Palace Park, … Continue reading

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Selhurst investment plans could be Parish’s Palace legacy

Crystal Palace’s terrific run of form under new manager Alan Pardew has provided the club’s owners with something even non-dom billionaires’ money cannot buy: time. RAY RYAN reports Steve Parish insists he is in no rush to sell Crystal Palace. … Continue reading

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Trams appeal for extra support at their relegation decider

Palace fans not making the trip oop north this Saturday to see the Eagles play at Roker Park, or whatever they call it these days, could do a lot worse than get along to Croydon Arena for what should prove … Continue reading

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Live and Unplugged On The Road at Surrey StrEatery, Apr 25

Live and Unplugged and Reaching Higher are teaming up for the third annual “Live and Unplugged On the Road” event at the Surrey StrEatery on Saturday April 25, from 7pm. Charities being supported on the night include: Tearfund, ACLT and … Continue reading

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