Tag Archives: Labour

Red faces for Reed and supporters as CLP picks Corbyn

WALTER CRONXITE reports from the back row of a Thornton Heath church hall at a local Labour Party meeting, where the Blairites are becoming increasingly shrill in their discomfort Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South, is looking … Continue reading

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Legal case against landlord scheme comes from Bury, Lancs

The leadership of Croydon Council will be up before a High Court judge next Tuesday, August 4, at the start of a Judicial Review of its landlords licensing scheme which is being brought by a company registered in … Bury, … Continue reading

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Corbyn comes to Croydon for free public meeting, Aug 4

Jeremy Corbyn, the outsider who now appears to be running away with the Labour Party leadership contest, is to speak at a public meeting in Croydon on August 4. The meeting, from 7pm at Ruskin House on Coombe Road, has … Continue reading

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Before and after: But Newman still avoids the F word

If a Croydon politician tells you that they don’t read Inside Croydon, it is entirely possible that they’re being economical with the actualité. As evidence, please see the Twitter profile summary of the leader of the council, Tony Newman, at … Continue reading

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Constituency members snub MP Reed in CLP election

Is Lambeth South starting to be reclaimed as Croydon North? It is difficult not to put that sort of construction on matters when the MP, Steve Reed OBE, was reduced to lobbying local party members to vote for his friend … Continue reading

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Newman declares support for football club that doesn’t exist

MPs – including Croydon’s trio of Gavin Barwell, Steve Reed OBE and Chris Philp – have been given several weighty documents to read as they head off on their long summer break, including a 5,000-word dossier offering a step-by-step guide … Continue reading

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Will planning committee back residents? Don’t bet on it

Residents might be entitled to ask, “What’s the point of the planning committee?” On those occasions when the planning committee does rule against a developer, and in favour of a local community, as it did in the case of The … Continue reading

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Council helps youngsters to take their First Step into work

Being paid the London Living Wage is one thing. Actually finding that work in the first place is often even more difficult for Croydon’s thrusting young people. The old vicious circle of employers requiring “experience”, but how do you gain … Continue reading

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Torpor in the Town Hall as the Tories miss key questions

With an enfeebled opposition, and by keeping the big money items to late in the action, Tony Newman is managing to turn council meetings into a cure for insomnia, as WALTER CRONXITE reports What follows is our contemporaneous/contemptuous [delete as … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Jason Cummings, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Property, RIF, Schools, Taberner House, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tally ho! Croydon Tory MP decides to call off the hunt

Croydon residents have 24 hours to convince the borough’s newest MP, Chris Philp, to oppose the changes to the country’s hunting with dogs legislation in Parliament tomorrow. Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Lambeth South (the constituency formerly known as … Continue reading

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Council caves in over enforcement action at The Ship pub

So this is how the local authority planning system works in Croydon in 2015. 1, A speculative developer submits a planning application to the council to turn a popular local amenity, it this case a pub, into a number of … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Nathan Elvery, Norwood Society, Paul Scott, Planning, Pubs, South Norwood, South Norwood Tourist Board, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

How to gridlock Croydon in 100 million easy moves

CROYDON COMMENTARY: London’s Tory Mayor Boris Johnson, with Labour-run Croydon Council and through Transport for London, has earmarked more than £100 million for road schemes and to re-configure the tram system in the town centre, all for the sake of … Continue reading

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Croydon College free school proposal gets fobbed off by DfE

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, reports on the surprising reasoning given by Whitehall to block expansion plans around College Green It’s official: according to the Department for Education, there is no school places crisis in Croydon. That was the reason … Continue reading

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MP Reed’s endorsement of ‘lunatic’ column causes anger

Steve Reed OBE, MP for Lambeth South (the parliamentary seat formerly known as Croydon North) has caused outrage among Labour supporters in the borough after his overly enthusiastic support of Liz Kendall in his party’s leadership contest has seen him … Continue reading

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Fairness Commission’s iPad prize struggles to get response

When the crunch comes in Croydon over Tory Chancellor Gideon Osborne’s cuts, Council Tax-payers may be less than delighted to find that the £200,000 being spent on the borough’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission is going largely on a contract with … Continue reading

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Developers are not the answer to London’s housing crisis

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Borough councils, including Croydon, have leant heavily on speculative developments to build new homes. But London needs a far more radical approach, according to CHRISTIAN WOLMAR, who is seeking selection by Labour to be the party’s Mayoral candidate … Continue reading

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Fairness Commission provides Blue Labour with opportunity

The consequences of the General Election result continue to roll out. Such as: What does Croydon’s Labour-run council do with its very Ed Miliband-esque Fairness and Opportunity Commission? “Fairness” is so redolent of the Milband era, it appears that Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Plane nonsense is choking Croydon, one toxic gasp at a time

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In the week when the Airport Commission is expected to deliver its verdict on runway expansion – Heathrow or Gatwick – PETER UNDERWOOD expresses his concern at the uncritical outlook of our local politicians One of Chris Philps’ … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Folk and Blues Festival, Ruskin House, July 11

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Landlords challenge licensing scheme with Judicial Review

Another of Labour’s flagship policies for Croydon, the landlord licensing scheme which was a key part of the manifesto when they won control of the council last year, could be facing a crisis as a group of local businesses are … Continue reading

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