Tag Archives: Labour

Commission role could give Tories excuse to bash the Bishop

It’s been a big week for Labour’s leader of Croydon Council, Tony Newman, culminating yesterday in the announcement of the appointment of the chairman and deputy chair of his pet project, the “Opportunity and Fairness Commission”. Since Newman announced this … Continue reading

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Newman goes big on promises on jobs, homes and investment

Is it mandatory to take large quantities of hallucinogenic drugs on assuming a senior position at Croydon Council or taking political office at the Town Hall? We only ask because it seems Tony Newman, the council leader, has been on … Continue reading

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Judge sides with Viridor as incinerator case goes to appeal

The fight to stop Croydon and three other London councils from building an industrial-scale waste incinerator at Beddington Lane will now go to the Court of Appeal. High Court judge Mrs Justice Patterson has refused an application to reconsider her … Continue reading

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MP Barwell ducks TV appearance as pressure begins to mount

REVERSE FERRET ALERT! Gavin Barwell, the Tory MP for the Whitgift Foundation, has pulled out of an appearance on this week’s BBC Sunday Politics programme. Barwell has never knowingly declined an invitation to attend even the opening of a fridge … Continue reading

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‘Our time is now’? Newman is having a bit of a Mayor

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the Town Hall reception flicking through the visitors’ book, says that the council leader’s “strategy” for funding cannot be delivered unless he agrees to abandoning the patronage on which he depends for his political power … Continue reading

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Jowell criticises Boris plan to ‘rip up iconic athletics track’

Tessa Jowell, the former Olympics Minister, has joined the campaign to keep viable athletics and sports facilities at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, in a submission to the Greater London Authority’s consultation which is highly critical of the way … Continue reading

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No they can’t! Viridor needs to provide 100% safety guarantee

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For all the tens of thousands of pounds raised, and spent, by the Stop the Incinerator Campaign in taking its case to the High Court, the legal challenge has had to be based on planning issues. The issue … Continue reading

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Council set to bring pools, parks and library service in-house

Croydon school pupils denied desks to study in the borough’s public libraries, free swimming sessions going under-publicised, and our parks being locked up because of a lack of contractor staff could all be things of the past if outsourced services … Continue reading

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Assembly offers chance to talk about issues that really matter

ANDREW FISHER welcomes the opportunity to improve the level of debate on important issues including the NHS, the economy, schools and housing The national political debate could not be more irrelevant. The newspapers obsess over whether Ed Miliband looks “weird”, … Continue reading

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Yes we Khan! Campaigners lodge incinerator legal appeal

Just after 5pm tonight, Stop the Incinerator campaigner Shasha Khan confirmed that an appeal has been lodged at the High Court against the decision of the judge, Mrs Justice Patterson, over the Judicial Review of Sutton Council’s decision to permit … Continue reading

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POLL: Should Croydon Council stop the incinerator?

What do you, Inside Croydon’s loyal reader, want your council to do about Sutton’s plans to build a waste incinerator right next to Croydon, on the Beddington Farmlands Metropolitan Open Land site? Do you want Croydon Council to back the … Continue reading

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Godfrey ensures council sticks to funding pledge for library

Croydon Council’s new leadership has honoured a promise to increase funding to Upper Norwood Library, matching that provided by Lambeth. Labour’s arts and culture spokesman, Timothy Godfrey, has pledged an additional £47,500 this year, reinstating funding cut two years ago … Continue reading

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Newman refuses to halt ‘bias’ on Arena academy ‘stitch-up’

Residents in Woodside ward are demanding an urgent meeting with their three Labour councillors, including council leader Tony Newman, and insist that any councillors on the planning committee with links to Oasis academies – including the chairman, Paul Scott, another … Continue reading

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£5,000 – by Monday: help pay cost of stopping the incinerator

The Stop the Incinerator Campaign needs to raise £5,000 by Monday to be able to afford to continue the fight to prevent Sutton and Croydon councils allowing industrialists Viridor to build and operate a waste incinerator on Metropolitan Open Land … Continue reading

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Judge gives all-clear for Viridor to build incinerator

So, Westfield and Hammerson are to build a £1 billion shopping mall in the centre of town, and thousands of new homes are to be built there, too, and they will all have a waste incinerator parked on the borough … Continue reading

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