Tag Archives: Labour

Fisher’s suspension lifted but the Progress purge continues

The Labour Party this afternoon announced that it had lifted the suspension on Andrew Fisher, the socialist author and party member from Croydon who has been appointed as policy adviser to Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader. The decision is likely … Continue reading

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New school to be ‘sealed off’ from Purley Way’s polluted air

Pass the inhaler: this will have you gasping, and not in a good way. The sight of children, some as young as five, walking to or from their school wearing anti-pollution masks could soon be a commonplace on the streets … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Cycling, Education, Environment, Harris Primary Purley Way, Health, Jason Perry, Joy Prince, Parking, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Purley Way, Schools, Segas House, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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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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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Shhh! Keep it quiet, Hammersfield have a policing plan

Who knew? The Croydon Partnership is staging a not-so-public public event tomorrow. You may not be aware of it. It is so hush-hush that the people behind the £1 billion redevelopment scheme haven’t even bothered to mention it on their … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Ashburton, Business, Centrale, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Policing, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

£2,000 per month two-bed rent in London within four years

The average rent for a two-bed home in London will hit £2,007 a month by January 2020 if rents continue to rise at their current pace, according to research by a London Assembly member. That would mean that in little … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan MP, Tom Copley, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in 2016 London elections, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Joy Prince, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Steve O'Connell, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boxpark, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Stiles Harold Williams, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tories demand Newman keeps promise on Fairfield report

Croydon’s Conservative opposition has renewed demands that the council leader, Labour’s Tony Newman, fulfills his public promise to release a confidential report from consultants Mott MacDonald on the multi-million pound refurbishment of the Fairfield Halls and Croydon College. The Tories … 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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Up to 600 Town Hall jobs at risk in latest council redundancies

Croydon Council yesterday launched another round of voluntary redundancies, as it tries to balance the Town Hall budget from a £3.5 million overspend. Some estimates suggest as many as 600 more council jobs may need to go. The budget short-fall … Continue reading

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Could do better: council chief gets low marks and no Marx

Tony Newman has got his bucket and spade ready for a weekend break at the seaside. As WALTER CRONXITE delivers his mid-term report on Croydon’s Labour council, he’s not expecting the Town Hall leader to bring him back a stick … Continue reading

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£85m Boris Flyover scheme might yet be overtaken by events

Transport for London’s plans for more and wider roads around the Fiveways junction on the Purley Way may be delayed so long that the £85 million Boris Flyover to the Croydon Flyover might yet fail to be built, with any final … 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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TfL’s Dingwall tram loop wastes millions on ‘gold-plated’ pipes

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Transport for London has announced that it will steam ahead with its costly Dingwall Road tram loop, on the basis of a consultation which offered no real alternative and got just a couple of hundred positive responses. JOHN … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Business, Caroline Pidgeon, East Croydon, London Assembly, Mayor of London, New Addington, Planning, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Croydon and Sutton Fabians meeting, Ruskin House, Dec 1

The next meeting of the fledgling Croydon and Sutton branch of the Fabian Society will be on Tuesday December 1 at 7.30pm in Ruskin House. On this occasion, the primary purpose of the meeting is to approve our draft constitution … 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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Corbyn has ‘full confidence’ in aide, as Labour suspend Fisher

The Progress pogrom against Jeremy Corbyn claimed its first victim tonight, when Andrew Fisher, the Labour leader’s policy adviser, had his party membership suspended. Fisher, however, seems set to continue to work in Corbyn’s office and he confirmed to Inside … 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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