Three wards in north of borough get election debates

Water colour by artist Lis Watkins

Water colour of Croydon Town Hall by artist Lis Watkins:

Local residents, not content with staging three hustings sessions in Coulsdon, starting with next Thursday’s European election meeting, are now also staging public meetings in three wards in the north of the borough ahead of the Town Hall elections later this month.

The local elections will determine which party will run the borough until 2018, with 70 councillors to be elected across 24 ward neighbourhoods.

The hustings are an opportunity for residents to question the candidates seeking their votes in a public arena. All Croydon residents are welcome to attend the events, whether they live in the ward where it is being staged or not.

The organisers say that one candidate each from the main parties standing have been invited, including Conservatives, Labour, LibDems, the Green Party, UKIP, and Trades Union and Socialist, Communist and Independent candidates in Broad Green and Thornton where appropriate.

“Ask the candidates to say why they should represent you,” the organsers urge. “Question their policies for the ward and for Croydon.”

Monday May 12, at 7.30pm: South Norwood

at South Norwood Baptist Church, Oliver Avenue off Holmesdale Road, SE25 6TY

Wednesday May 14, at 7.30pm: Thornton Heath

at Parchmore Community Centre, in Parchmore Road opposite St Paul’s Road, CR7 8LY

Thursday May 15, at 7.30pm: Broad Green

at Christ Church, Sumner Road CR0 3LJ (note change of venue)

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