Tag Archives: Croydon

Parking the tow trucks is another sign that cuts don’t work

WALTER CRONXITE on another cut in council services which seems to offer irresponsible drivers free rein to park their cars wherever they like What follows is a sentence that has never before appeared on Inside Croydon: We agree with Phil … Continue reading

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Younger Generation Theatre Group 2016 auditions

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GCSE results show academies struggling to make the grades

If our education correspondent GENE BRODIE had to do an end-of-term report for the borough’s academised secondary schools after the 2015 GCSE results, then “Could do better” might be regarded as an understatement If you’re a parent seeking an educational … Continue reading

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Norwood Junction ready for take-off with new station name

Council leader Tony Newman and the man pulling his strings, council CEO Nathan Elvery, clearly remain uncomfortable with being in… well, Croydon. This week’s Carve-up Croydon Conference was full of talk of “city status” from some of the estate agent-types. … Continue reading

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Assembly’s O’Connell failed to comment on Purley Way report

The man once labelled as “Britain’s most over-paid local councillor” has come under fire for failing to serve his constituents in Croydon and Sutton and not managing to register any comments in a public consultation held by Transport for London. … Continue reading

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Library staff in walk-out as shelves are stripped of books

Council staff in Lambeth libraries walked out today in protest at plans to close five of that borough’s 10 public libraries, turning some of them into “bookish gyms”, and threatening the future of Upper Norwood Library, which has been run … Continue reading

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BANNED: What has the Grey Label conference got to hide?

By Steven Downes, Editor, Inside Croydon Grey Label, the PR agency of choice of Croydon Council, has banned Inside Croydon from attending the property speculators love-in that they are “organising” at the Fairfield Halls today. This will be the sixth … Continue reading

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Fairfield Halls says ‘No’ to UKIP Batten’s anti-EU debate

The Fairfield Halls this morning told the organisers of what was claiming to be a “debate” about Britain’s membership of the European Union that they were going to postpone the event, to have been staged in the Arnhem Gallery, in … Continue reading

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Time travellers invited to museum for Croydon Recreated

The Museum of Croydon has been transformed into a form of time-travelling Tardis, ready to transport visitors back 100 years or more. An exhibition, Croydon Recreated, uses three of the museum’s collections to explore what Croydon was like at the … Continue reading

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UKIP’s ‘Muslim Charter’ author Batten in Fairfield debate

Given the febrile atmosphere of distrust and fear that is sure to follow last night’s appalling atrocities in Paris, where more than 100 innocent people were killed in terrorist shootings and bombings, the management of Fairfield Halls, Croydon police and … Continue reading

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Tory MPs grandstand after voting through 40% council cuts

STEVEN DOWNES on the abject politicking of Croydon’s Tory MPs over the application of council cuts that they have supported at Westminster Even by Tory standards, the rank hypocrisy of Croydon’s Conservatives over Chancellor Gideon Osborne’s austerity cuts is staggering. … Continue reading

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Council closes CALAT’s Coulsdon centre as austerity bites

Croydon Council is to close the CALAT centre in Coulsdon, with job losses and hundreds of students affected, the latest evidence of Government austerity being applied across the borough with potentially profound and long-term damaging effects to the provision of … Continue reading

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Arena Academy build causing mounting anger for residents

Woodside councillor Paul Scott could be in for a rowdy reception when he speaks at a public meeting at the Stanley Halls on Monday evening. If, that is, locals are allowed to raise matters which their councillors have been avoiding … Continue reading

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Shadow chancellor McDonnell backs council on Living Wage

John McDonnell, Labour’s shadow chancellor, paid a flying visit to the council this morning to endorse its work in making Croydon a Living Wage borough. After meeting the council leader, Tony Newman, and Labour councillors, McDonnell was taken on a … Continue reading

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Why the poppy is a symbol that should unite, not divide, us

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Ahead of this weekend’s Remembrance services, the Rev WEALANDS BELL has a confession to make – he once wore a white poppy, and now wishes he had never done so I was quite surprised to see a conversation … Continue reading

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£4m Home Office cut is unfair to refugees and to Croydon

COUNCILLOR SIMON HALL on how the government has cut funding from Croydon towards looking after some of the most vulnerable new arrivals The refugee crisis across Europe has been making international headlines, with footage of human misery being shown nightly … Continue reading

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Platform puts Wimbledon service back on track with Tramlink

Tramlink services through to Wimbledon have resumed as normal after Transport for London built a new tram platform at the tram network’s western terminus in less than five months. From next spring, when four new trams enter service, bringing the … Continue reading

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Greens pick Addiscombe’s Hague as their Assembly candidate

Tracey Hague has been selected by the Green Party as their candidate for Croydon and Sutton in next May’s London Assembly elections. The dual-borough constituency has been held by the Conservatives since the first City Hall elections in 2000, with … Continue reading

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Veteran car drivers won’t be stopping for a Croydon cuppa

As celebrities, such as Chris Evans, the new presenter of Top Gear, sports stars and minor royals get themselves ready for tomorrow’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Rally, Inside Croydon has heard from one disgruntled south London  trader who has … Continue reading

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Jonathan Clifford is the guest at Photography Forum, Nov 4

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