Tag Archives: Labour

Unions call for support for anti-BNP rally at Lunar House

Local trades unionists and activists are to hold a rally outside Lunar House on September 5, as a counter-demonstration to a protest by the fascist British National Party. The BNP, possibly accompanied by some of their mates from the EDL, … Continue reading

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Cyclists appeal after council abandons trial road closure

Disconnected Croydon, the borough that runs consultations without trying too hard to tell its residents, is soon to develop a reputation for abandoning trials midway through, before they have run their course. The bollards in the centre of the road … Continue reading

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Fairness Commission to stage Open Day, Sep 1

Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission is to stage an Open Day on Tuesday, September 1. “The Open Day will be an opportunity for members of the public to directly contribute to the Commission’s work,” they announced. The Commission, a pet … Continue reading

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Council provides a cycle hub after removing the spokes

Only in Croydon. The grand opening of a cycle hub and hire scheme at East Croydon last week had to be postponed… because of a collision on George Street between a bus and a pedestrian, which saw the road closed … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Bikes, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Cycling Campaign, Cycling, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Health, Mayor of London, Norbury, Parking, Planning, Property, Robert Canning, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Property developer Ansari donates to Cooper and Khan

Anwar Ansari, the Croydon-based property developer who was among the leading figures behind a High Court legal action against the borough’s Labour-run council’s landlord licensing scheme, has donated tens of thousands of pounds to leading contenders in internal Labour Party … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Business, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Housing, Mayor of London, Planning, Sadiq Khan MP, Tessa Jowell | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Reed supporter’s petition to halt election gets 15 signatories

As ballot papers for a raft of Labour elections arrive through letter boxes this week, Croydon North’s Progress MP Steve Reed OBE and a “co-operative” councillor who served under him during his time as leader of Lambeth Council have called … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon North, Gavin Barwell MP, Jason Cummings, Lambeth Council, Mayor of London, Steve Reed MP, Tessa Jowell | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The 2015 Garbage Gallery: Have the bin men been?

AUGUST 18 UPDATE: Who says that our local politicians are out of touch with the concerns of ordinary Croydon residents? The picture to the right was sent to Inside Croydon by our loyal reader from Inglis Road, Addiscombe, which is … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Julie Belvir, Nathan Elvery, Refuse collection, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Purley Way crash highlights pollution disaster coming our way

Anyone who tries to drive along the Purley Way, whether as a route to work or simply to visit any of the retail sheds that line the urban motorway, already knows it can be a pretty dispiriting experience. Last Friday … Continue reading

Posted in Mayor of London, London-wide issues, Croydon Council, Environment, Waddon, Waste incinerator, Steve Reed MP, Refuse collection, 2016 London elections, Tessa Jowell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Tumbleweed moment as Tessa fails to chime with Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE reports that the latest polling results on the London Mayoral candidate selection are not being reflected in Croydon Two events, staged for the same audience, at the same venue, just 48 hours apart. The contrast ought to cause … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Environment, Health, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Tessa Jowell, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fund-raising summer barbecue, Ruskin House, Aug 23

Croydon Trades Union Council is staging a fund-raising summer barbecue on Sunday, August 23 from 3pm at Ruskin House. The event is to support Public and Commercial Services Union strikers who are fighting the privatisation of nearly 400 jobs at … Continue reading

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POLL: Should comedian Mark Steel be allowed a Labour vote?

It is rare indeed that Croydon makes it on to the front page of a national newspaper. But The Independent has today splashed a picture story of how its columnist, Mark Steel, has been rejected by the Labour Party from … Continue reading

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High Court judge rejects legal challenge to landlord licensing

The legal challenge against Croydon Council’s landlord licensing scheme, a flagship manifesto policy which helped get Labour elected last year, has been rejected by a High Court judge, a decision greeted by one senior council figure as, “A great day … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Environment, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Property, Stiles Harold Williams, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Hustings where a Dame turned into a pantomime villain

Inside Croydon’s Editor, STEVEN DOWNES, managed his own bit of entryism to report from the far-left corner of last night’s Labour hustings at Ruskin House There was an end-of-term feeling about it all. And with the headmistress missing, there was … Continue reading

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Croydon’s suffering Labour pains at delivering promises

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Being “Ambitious” for something is one thing, says ARNO RABINOWITZ. Actually delivering on those election promises is proving a different matter Just for fun – but then I am a closet masochist – I looked through the Labour … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, CALAT, Croydon Council, Duppas Hill Park, Education, Environment, Family Justice Centre, Housing, Julie Belvir, Nathan Elvery, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Council offers online service – to centre with no website

SUSAN OLIVER is concerned at the absence of practical support for victims of domestic abuse in the borough In early 2014, I wrote a piece in Inside Croydon about the shockingly high rates of domestic violence in the borough. At … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Charity, Crime, Family Justice Centre, Mark Watson, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Jowell ducks Croydon hustings as Berlusconi link questioned

Dame Tessa Jowell, the favourite to win selection to stand as Labour’s candidate in next May’s London Mayoral election, is to snub the south London hustings being staged in Croydon on Monday. But she is able to fit in a … Continue reading

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Landlord scheme court case may turn on Plant’s spot

Whatever the outcome of the court case over Croydon’s proposed landlord licensing scheme, which had an application for a Judicial Review heard by Mr Justice Silber at the High Court this week, the role played by Richard Plant could prove … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Planning, Stiles Harold Williams, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

8/8: ‘There’s real anxiety that the riots could happen again’

To mark the fourth anniversary of the Croydon riots, BUSHRA AHMED recalls that infamous night and assesses what progress has been made towards rebuilding West Croydon I cannot begin to describe what it felt like to witness the Croydon riots … Continue reading

Posted in 8/8: London Road stories, Broad Green, Business, Charity, Community associations, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Croydon North, CVA, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fairness Commission’s youth competition gets just 10 entries

What do you get for £200,000 of public dosh? Not a lot, it seems, if the underwhelming response to Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission’s latest “youth engagement” efforts are anything to go by. Only 10 youngsters from across London’s most … Continue reading

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Council can’t repair Kenley road because of ‘wrong sort of tar’

Nearly a year after complaints were first lodged about the pitted and pot-marked state of a road in Kenley, repair work has yet to commence, as MICHAEL SHACKLETON reports Croydon Council’s list of excuses for not resurfacing one crumbling road … Continue reading

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