Monthly Archives: January 2012

Croydon Council paid £20m for interim staff in 2011

Croydon Council is throwing away millions of pounds of public money, paying over the odds to hire temporary staff, contractors and “interims” while in the midst of some of the worst cuts to public services ever experienced. According to the … Continue reading

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Paddick joins opposition to Beddington incinerator

Brian Paddick, the LibDems’ candidate for London Mayor, has put himself on a collision course with Liberal Democrat-controlled Sutton Council by condemning plans for a waste incinerator in Beddington Lane. “The last thing we need is an incinerator,” Paddick told … Continue reading

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Robshaw confirmed as England rugby captain

As first predicted by Inside Croydon, Chris Robshaw was confirmed today as the next captain of the England rugby team. The former Cumnor House schoolboy and Warlingham RFC junior player will lead out the England team in Saturday’s Calcutta Cup … Continue reading

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Councils’ huge compensation bill if incinerator is cancelled

ANDREW PELLING reports on a local residents’ meeting in Sutton where the consequences of Croydon’s secret negotiations and broken promises over the Beddington Lane waste incinerator were made plain If residents persuade their local councils to drop the proposals to … Continue reading

Posted in Clare Hilley, Croydon Council, Environment, Health, London-wide issues, Simon Hoar, Tony Harris, Waddon, Waste incinerator | 2 Comments

Paddick has more answers on policing, Clegg claims

Brian Paddick‘s police experience sets him apart from London Mayor candidates Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone was Nick Clegg’s message on his visit to Croydon on Friday, ANDREW PELLING writes It is a sad commentary on wider, deep-held perceptions of … Continue reading

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Councillor Hilley backs Inside Croydon crossing campaign

Croydon Conservatives back Inside Croydon‘s campaigns on rubbish and pedestrian crossings – with TfL now trying to remove two crossings in Coulsdon Some of Croydon’s leading political figures have this week endorsed Inside Croydon‘s stance on a couple of important … Continue reading

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Council press officer attends LibDem election photo call

Croydon Council spends at least £660,000 per year of our money on its press office. The council press office is supposed to be there to distribute information about the council services and activities. It is supposed to be strictly neutral … Continue reading

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