Monthly Archives: December 2011

Chubby Brown’s biggest fan gets MBE in New Year’s honours

Congratulations to the deputy leader of Croydon’s Conservatives, Cuddly Dudley Mead, who it was announced today is to receive an MBE for his 31 years of “civic service” in Croydon. The honour might signal that grandfather Dudley, who first joined … Continue reading

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Council defies public and goes ahead with library closures

Croydon Council is to close “several” of the borough’s libraries, according to a letter from a councillor in a neighbouring borough. This apparent determination to close any Croydon libraries comes in spite of overwhelming public opposition to closure plans in … Continue reading

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Back of the net! Croydon FC offers Athletic fans free entry

By Andrew Pelling Croydon FC is reaching out in solidarity to Croydon Athletic fans to offer free entry to all its home matches in January to anyone wearing Athletic colours. Croydon Athletic looks to be doomed to drop out of … Continue reading

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From shrink to spin doctor: now Lewis has gone all coy

Confirmation, of sorts, that Hayley Lewis, Croydon’s Head of Customer Strategy and Development, is being lined up for a move to lead the council’s Ministry of Truth (despite an absence of any previous press, media or PR experience) came within … Continue reading

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Rouse ready to appoint psychologist as Croydon’s press chief

Sources inside the Town Hall suggest that Croydon’s chief executive, Jon Rouse, has lined up a trained psychologist who has no direct experience in the media to head up the council’s press department Ministry of Truth. This may be especially … Continue reading

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Council’s roads deal in doubt as pressure mounts on Mouchel

ANDREW PELLING has kept his eyes on the Bloomberg screens over the past week to see that another of Croydon’s commercial “partners” appears to be on the brink – with Council Tax-payers possibly having to pick up the multi-million pound … Continue reading

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Croydon pedestrians risk death on unsafe crossings

Crossing the road in London has always been a hazardous undertaking, but some recent research suggests that getting from one pavement to another can be deadly even if you use a pedestrian crossing. The survey showed that 347 pedestrian crossings … Continue reading

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