Monthly Archives: October 2012

Croydon 11-year-old gets to lead England at Twickenham

On the day that Chris Robshaw, the former Warlingham rugby club youth player, was named as England captain for the forthcoming autumn internationals, the RFU also announced that to strengthen the bond between the international game and its grassroots, a … Continue reading

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Trinity Old Boy opts to stand on dubious election platform

What does the Monster Raving Loony party candidate for Croydon North have in common with Conservative MP Gavin Barwell, Cuddly Dudley Mead, the deputy leader of Croydon Council, and the very ex-Tory Andrew Pelling? The answer: John Cartwright, aka John … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon North, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Malcolm Wicks MP, Trinity School | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Incinerator should be Croydon North’s burning issue

BRENDAN WALSH is a Green party member from Croydon North who is disappointed, but unsurprised, that the issue of a £1 billion waste incinerator to be built on the boundary of the constituency has barely been mentioned by most of … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Stranack, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Environment, Marisha Ray, Shasha Khan, Winston McKenzie | Leave a comment

Europe features low on agenda for UKIP’s candidate

Winston McKenzie’s latest candidature – this time as UKIP’s nominee to stand in the Croydon North parliamentary by-election which is expected to be held on November 29 – coincides with his party opening a branch office for Croydon North and … Continue reading

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Croydon Enterprise Week: small business our last hope?

Has Croydon Council abandoned all hope of attracting a large, private sector business to take up some of the tens of thousands of square feet of empty office space in the town centre, much of it due to be vacated … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Jon Rouse, Mike Fisher, Property, Ruskin Square, URV, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Community group takes Crystal Palace Park appeal to court

Crystal Palace Community Association is to get its day in (the High) Court tomorrow morning, as its rearguard battle to prevent housing being built on parkland continues. CPCA is seeking to challenge the approval given to a London Development Agency … Continue reading

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Tech City ought to be foundation of every party’s manifesto

JONNY ROSE believes that his alternative vision for regeneration, the Silicon Valley of South London, ought be to be front and centre of all the Croydon North by-election candidates’ campaigns It’s election season in Croydon. Rarely seen politicos are coming … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Stranack, Croydon North, Faz Hakim, Lee Jasper, Louisa Woodley, Marisha Ray, Simon Burgess, Steve Reed MP, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment