Tag Archives: Thornton Heath

Croydon more Green than purple, but will they win any seats?

The deadline for entering candidates for May 22′s local elections was 4pm today. We have reported the key selections from Labour and the Conservatives across the borough over the past year, but only now do we have the complete list … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croham, Croydon Greens, Fairfield, Fieldway, Gordon Ross, Heathfield, Kenley, New Addington, Norbury, Peter Staveley, Purley, Robert King, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Selsdon & Ballards, Shasha Khan, Shirley, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, Waddon, West Thornton, Winston McKenzie, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TickIt vote campaign launch, Apr 16

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Tories pick ‘Osland of the Yard’ to stand in Thornton Heath

The Conservatives have announced that they will be fielding a former senior police officer who headed the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation as a candidate in Thornton Heath ward at next month’s Town Hall elections. Croydon’s Tories are so short on … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Broad Green, Coulsdon West, Crime, Croydon North, David Osland, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell MP, Norbury, Selhurst, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, Waddon, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Radio station accused of deceit over inclusion of NF guest

Figures from a range of political parties are accusing Croydon Radio of deceiving them over the inclusion of local fascist Tony Martin in an “election special” aired last night. Andrew Pelling, the former Croydon MP who presented a midweek show … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Andrew Pelling, Croham, Croydon Radio, Local media, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

No head, no leader, no planning: doubts over Free School

Plans for a three-form entry primary Free School on Highbury Avenue appear to be in some disarray, with no head teacher yet appointed just seven months before the school is supposed to open, no planning approval granted to build on … Continue reading

Posted in Advance School, Alisa Flemming, Dudley Mead, Education, John Wentworth, Maggie Mansell, Norbury, Schools, Tim Pollard, Uncategorized, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ho ho ho… Season’s greetings to Inside Croydon’s loyal reader

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Gonville schoolboy wins competition to design MP’s card

Ten-year-old schoolboy Lewis Dyges from Gonville Primary in Thornton Heath has won a special prize for providing the design for local MP Steve Reed’s Christmas card – but he won’t find out what the prize is until Christmas day, because he … Continue reading

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The Croydon Mayor who always had a smile and kind word

KAREN JEWITT pays tribute to former Croydon Mayor Wally Garratt, who has died this week When I first came on the council, Wally Garratt was my friend and guardian and fellow colleague in the Labour Party. Wally, who served as … Continue reading

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School’s new building may be dazzling, but not in a good way

Don’t know much about art, but know what you like? How about architecture? Inside Croydon received a plea recently to provide an “article more balanced than the original” after the new golden facade of part of Whitehorse Manor schools in … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Environment, Local media, Planning, Schools, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Maynard’s men start to turn things round with derby win

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Surrey 2 is the lowest of the RFU’s leagues involving local clubs’ first XVs, but it is showing how readily fortunes may change. Last year, Thornton Heath-based Streatham-Croydon, one of south London’s senior clubs from the “old days” … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: Phone calls, promotions and new policies

In his latest despatch from Westminster, Croydon North MP STEVE REED outlines what it was like to be part of the parliamentary reshuffles I was replying to constituents’ letters and emails in my office at Westminster when my phone rang. … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: Locals won’t put up with rubbish service

STEVE REED, the MP for Croydon North, explains why he’s organised a commission to examine the grotty state of the borough’s streets, and how Croydon Council has broken its social contract with residents and businesses There is a litter crisis … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Environment, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Complaint filed over Woodley’s New Addington selection

A complaint has been filed with Labour’s London region office over the selection of candidates to stand in New Addington ward at next May’s local council elections, Inside Croydon has learned. But the complaint does not involve the somewhat premature … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Clive Fraser, David Wood, Fairfield, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell MP, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Paul Smith, Thornton Heath, Tony Pearson, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Reeves businessmen call on shops to back CitySafe campaign

ISMAEL MUSOKE reports on a scheme that is trying to make our streets safer for Croydon’s youngsters Audrey was attacked by a group of young people, Aaron was mugged in Thornton Heath not far from his home, Ryan has friends … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Business, Church and religions, Community associations, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon College, Croydon North, David Musker, Education, Gavin Barwell MP, Lives Not Knives, London-wide issues, Policing, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PJ’s enterprising look at Black History Month: Oct 29

Today sees the start of Black History Month. One of the events being staged is organised by local business people Claudine and Patrick Reid of PJ’s Community Service, who want to celebrate the history of Black Caribbean and African enterprise … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Business, Comedy, Community associations, Croydon Council, Dance, Education, Fairfield Halls, History, Music, Theatre, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment