Tag Archives: Croydon

Croydon’s rubbish council: the 2014 Garbage Gallery

APRIL 23 UPDATE: “Have you reported it to the council”, is the favoured refrain of Conservative candidates for the local elections when residents have the (perceived) audacity even to mention the wretched state of Croydon’s streets. It’s a ploy to … Continue reading

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Hundreds turn-out to get Marlpit Lane’s season underway

Hundreds of Croydon residents – and quite a few from further afield – turned out to celebrate the reopening of the bowling green in Coulsdon Memorial Ground last Saturday. The event was organised by the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling … Continue reading

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Developer’s donation welcomed by Upper Norwood Library

The Upper Norwood Library Trust has received £1,000 from Neville De Souza, the director of Crystal Palace-based developer Lightbox. The money was donated from the commission on art works sold at Lightbox’s elegant redevelopment of the Thicket pub on Anerley … Continue reading

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Barwell the ‘outsider’ is less attractive online than Galloway

It’s not been a good day for Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation. First, he discovers that Ladbrokes have him as only second favourite to win the Croydon Central seat at next year’s General Election. And now it … Continue reading

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Galloway gives pupils a lesson in how politics works

Here’s an entertaining video if you have a spare hour this bank holiday. George Galloway’s Respect Party is not – as they undertook to do so 18 months ago – fielding any candidates in Croydon’s local elections next month. The … Continue reading

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Chilled oasis of good ales and food at the centre of Croydon

ANDREW LENG was only passing by the busy Green Dragon. He was glad that he paused for a pint and a burger The Green Dragon pub sits next to Surrey Street Market and I’d always known the place for its … Continue reading

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Telegraph poll suggests UKIP poised to win Town Hall seats

The results of a national opinion poll, published yesterday, suggest strongly that UKIP might yet manage to get at least one councillor elected to Croydon Council on May 22, which could hand them the balance of power for the next … Continue reading

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Calibre of candidates in local elections called into question

Hat-tip to the Tory blogger and LBC radio presenter Iain Dale for this, which he linked to on Twitter with the note: “And these people want to represent us?” Up to the April 24 deadline this week, all candidates who … Continue reading

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The council’s in a hole, and yet they still keep on digging

ANDREW FISHER, the author of a new book on the failed economics of the last four decades, says that the same mistakes are being repeated in £1 billion shopping centre-fixated Croydon In the 1930s, the economist John Maynard Keynes advocated … Continue reading

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Beware council’s misleading parking signs, warns Butcher

Mark Butcher, the South Croydon-based guitar legend and occasional Test match batsman, has been in touch with Inside Croydon with what he calls a “rant on behalf of all the other dopes that were and will be booked down there”. … Continue reading

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Eagles fans reject Tory councillor’s call for civic parade

Last year, when Crystal Palace won promotion to the Premier League at Wembley, Croydon Council did nothing to mark the achievement. This year, with the club’s survival in the top division all-but-secured with the midweek 3-2 win at Everton, and … Continue reading

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Volunteers wanted to help chart the Wandle’s history

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David Lean Cinema re-opening is a people’s authentic triumph

STEVEN DOWNES was delighted to return to the Clock Tower’s arthouse cinema when it welcomed home Johnny Moped last month The David Lean Cinema is re-opened. Please note, Madam Mayor. It is re-opened. Not “opened”. The fizzy stuff was flowing … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace residents debate park’s future: Apr 30

With the prospect of a large chunk of Crystal Palace Park being handed over to a Chinese developer to build a vast new palace, a group of residents has started The Information Project to publicise the possibilities for the park … Continue reading

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George cheers travellers while they wait for the tram

ANDREW LENG’s Croydon pub crawl takes a pause, as indeed does he, while waiting for a tram in George Street It’s Wednesday afternoon, I’ve just finished work and before I hop on the tram home, I nip in to The … Continue reading

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