Tag Archives: Mike Fisher

Newman struggling to keep team singing from same songsheet

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Yorkie bar in his pocket and a copy of the local free paper under his arm, analyses the real story behind yesterday’s headlines Divided parties rarely win elections. The tensions … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, Kenley, New Addington, Raj Rajendran, Waddon, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Residents appear helpless to halt the ‘Curse of Coulsdon’

Ignored and unheeded, the residents of Coulsdon appear to have few options in their opposition to aspects of the Cane Hill housing development, writes ANDREW PELLING None of the Conservative party’s six Coulsdon councillors attended Friday’s Community Centre meeting, which … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Cane Hill, Chris Wright, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, David Osland, Gavin Barwell MP, Ian Parker, Jeet Bains, Justin Cromie, Planning, Terry Lenton, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Councillors get two months off to work out what they stand for

WALTER CONXITE, our man with a dog-eared copy of the local free paper and a part-eaten Yorkie bar, offers his pre-Grand National pin-stickers’ guide to the likely outcome of May’s local elections Croydon’s councillors, all 70 of them who between … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croham NF candidate dropped from election broadcast

Croydon Radio was forced into an embarrassing U-turn yesterday, as it withdrew its invitation to Tony Martin, Croydon’s representative of the fascist far-right, to appear on its endurance test of a four-hour “election special” planned for Sunday. Tony Martin – … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croham, Croydon Council, Croydon Radio, Local media, Maria Gatland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

What Barwell fails to tell you and the myths of Council Tax

This is the level of political “frankness” we can expect in the coming weeks. Tim Donovan, BBC London’s political editor, asked his studio guest on Sunday whether he was “worried” by UKIP in Croydon. “Yes and no,” came the reply … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Council Tax, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council allowances and local politicians’ secret consensus

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There’s one cut-back our Town Hall politicians won’t make, writes STEVEN DOWNES Here’s a proposal you will not find in any party’s local election manifesto – if Croydon’s Tories ever get round to publishing a statement of policies … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Ian Parker, London Assembly, Mike Fisher, Steve O'Connell, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Tory ward chairman quits to stand for UKIP in Ashburton

Robert King, who until last month was the chairman of a Conservative ward association and who stood for the Tories as their candidate at the last local elections in Croydon, will be a candidate for UKIP in Ashburton at the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Adam Kellett, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Croydon Central, Eddy Arram, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher, Peter Staveley, Robert King, Sylvia MacDonald | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council leader lied about homeless ‘socialising’ at soup kitchen

Mike Fisher, the Tory leader of Croydon Council, misled a Town Hall meeting when he claimed to have received complaints from a council-funded service provider over the work of Nightwatch, the charity which provides a nightly soup kitchen for the … Continue reading

Posted in Anthony Brooks, Charity, Croydon Council, Croydon Nightwatch, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Mike Fisher, Planning, Taberner House | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Snap! Croydon Tories use same leaflet graphics as council

They look very similar. Less than two months before the local elections, and now Croydon Council – which is supposed to be neutral in the political bickering – is issuing official literature, all paid for by your Council Tax, that … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Hayley Lewis, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Budget: We’re worse off under Tories, says Tory council

In the same week that Gideon Osborne delivered his condescending “Beer and Bingo” Budget, Croydon Council has delivered official leaflets to all households in the south London borough which underlines quite how much worse off we all are under the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Mike Fisher, Refuse collection | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Rubbish piles up on our streets as council keeps spinning

We had barely pressed the publish button on our latest fly-tipping report than the Sage of Waddon, Arfur Towcrate, was posting to Twitter another example of how the state of Croydon’s streets is utterly rubbish:

Posted in 2014 council elections, Anthony Brooks, Crime, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Cane Hill road deal not enough to stop all residents’ objections

Richard Thurbon, the chairman of the Coulsdon West Residents’ Association, last night confirmed that his organisation has filed a formal objection to the planning application by house-builders Barratt for Cane Hill, despite the promise from Mike Fisher, the leader of … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Cane Hill, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council leader Fisher commits to paying for Cane Hill road

The fix is in. Cane Hill, the 677-home yuppie housing estate which Barratt will be building on the site of the former asylum near Coulsdon will get its additional access road, according to a promise made by Mike Fisher, the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Cane Hill, Chris Philp, Community associations, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Mike Fisher, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve O'Connell, Terry Lenton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Grassroots discontent over selection of deputy leader’s wife

Grassroots Croydon Conservatives are asking whether Councillor Helen Pollard was given preferential treatment by the local party’s leadership after she was nominated earlier this week to stand in Fairfield ward at the local elections in May. Helen Pollard is married … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Sanderstead, Tim Pollard, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

De-selected Pollard quickly finds Fairfield ward an easy Fitze

Congratulations to the Pollard family, who had to go barely 24 hours facing the horrible prospect of living like ordinary, hard-working Croydon residents and no longer receiving their annual “allowances” total of £67,354 for their part-time roles as Croydon councillors. … Continue reading

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