Tag Archives: Croydon

Beware, Edinburgh: these Babysitters have a funny side

A group of childhood friends from Croydon will make their debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this week with a multi-award-winning play they have written, produced, directed and act in. The Babysitters was described as a “rip-roaring black comedy” when it … Continue reading

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Council claims that conduct of elections is a ‘private matter’

Croydon Council has been breaking the law to keep some details of its senior appointments secret, and it is refusing to reveal details of the new chief executive’s work in his role as the returning officer for the recent local … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Capita, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Jon Rouse, Julie Belvir, Nathan Elvery, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘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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Inspired by Glasgow 2014? Get on track with Croydon Harriers

Croydon Harriers is hosting six free athletics sessions this August for budding young athletes aged from six to 18. Taking place at Croydon Sports Arena, a range of events will be on offer, including sprinting, middle-distance running, throwing, jumping and … Continue reading

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More absurdity coming to Croydon – this time on film

The film-makers assured everyone that it really was Michael Fassbender under the Frank Sidebottom mask in Frank. Regulars at screenings at the David Lean Cinema will be able to form their own opinions next month, when the acclaimed, absurd and … Continue reading

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Keep it quiet: councillors make allowances for themselves

Croydon’s councillors last week opened the way for potential increases in their own “allowances” of as much as 20 per cent, and they did it all without any debate. By STEVEN DOWNES Croydon’s new council last week passed a range … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Julie Belvir, London-wide issues, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Festival of Code youth competition is coming to Centrale

Children from Croydon with a keen eye for coding are being urged to sign up to a competition taking place across the country between July 28 and August 3. The LNK unit, in Centrale’s Upper Mall, is a host centre … Continue reading

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Don’t persecute cyclists as they are forced off the roads

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Earlier this week, another cyclist was killed on the roads of south London, this time after a collision involving a local authority dust cart. When it comes to traffic control, KRISTIAN GREGORY, pictured left, believes the police have … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Crime, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Environment, Planning, Policing, Transport, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Stopped and searched? Contact new monitoring group

A new group, the Croydon Stop and Search Community Monitoring Group, was formed in May to provide independent oversight of stops and search conducted in the borough. If you wish to get involved or to talk about a grievance you … Continue reading

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Let’s be a borough of old scrubbers, says Captain Sensible

Captain Sensible has called on the people of Croydon to “get up off their arses” and take up their scrubbing brushes, their brooms and buckets, and start to get the borough cleaner, doorstep by doorstep. The former Damned frontman is … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Fly tipping, Gardening, Music, Refuse collection, South Norwood, South Norwood Tourist Board, Stuart Collins, Transition Town, Upper Norwood, Upper Norwood Library Trust | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Cancer forced me to dance with the shadow of fear’

Occasional Inside Croydon contributor SUSAN OLIVER, pictured left, has not written for us for a while. Here she explains why Winter 2013 was lousy for me. And then it got a whole lot worse. The downturn started last November. I … Continue reading

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Tory MP wants election helpers to work unpaid for six months

Croydon Central’s gaffe-prone MP Gavin Barwell is seeking a couple of slaves, or possibly a pair of recent graduates who are gullible enough or desperate enough, and also have well-heeled parents who don’t mind subsidising the Tory MP’s election campaign for up … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The £3m South Croydon facelift with no obvious effect

From Monday, July 21, parts of South End will be closed for “essential improvements”, according to Croydon Council. The disruption will last for at least six weeks. This follows previous lengthy road closures to Aberdeen Road and Southbridge Road as … Continue reading

Posted in Croham, Croydon Council, Environment, Parking, Restaurants, South Croydon Community Association, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Benn’s selection is another sign that the voters always lose

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Next year’s General Election candidates in the borough’s southern-most constituency confirm the political consensus, says JON BIGGER The Labour Party today selected the Hon Emily Sophia Wedgwood Benn to stand as their candidate in Croydon South at the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Jon Bigger, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Beware! Tories come gunning for Croydon on behalf of Barwell

Beware: This is the face of the “modern” Conservative Party in 2014. Cordelia Roberts Evans, at the centre of the picture of the shooting party, wearing the cool shades, is one of literally dozens of Tory activists, and Chris Grayling, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments