Monthly Archives: January 2017

Fraud conviction gives context to councillor’s desperation

Inside Croydon’s Editor STEVEN DOWNES on how some leading local Labour politicians have become enthusiastic adopters of “post-truth” It was Tom Lehrer, the comedian, who famously declared that political satire was dead the day that Henry Kissinger won the Nobel … Continue reading

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Veolia to answer residents’ questions at Waddon Forum

The Waddon Forum is a quarterly meeting organised by the ward’s councillors to allow residents to learn of news and developments in their community. The meetings take place from 5pm to 6.30pm at St George’s Church on Barrow Road on … Continue reading

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Local Plan’s divide and rule is delivering over-development

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Labour MP for Croydon North and the leader of the Conservative opposition on the council have both complained about over-development in the borough. As residents in Upper Norwood begin a campaign against the council’s “infill” building on … Continue reading

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Uproar in the Town Hall. This is what really happened

There was uproar and dissent in the public gallery at last night’s Town Hall council meeting, with two members of the public removed from the chamber and the police called as the local Tories tried to blame a Labour councillor. … Continue reading

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Victorian leisure history talk, Honeywood Museum, Jul 27

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Parks contractor accused of paying less than the Living Wage

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a gathering crisis over the maintenance of the borough’s parks Some staff working for one of Croydon’s biggest external contractors are being paid less than the London Living Wage, according to an internal council Labour group … Continue reading

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20mph limit is a safety measure which deserves your support

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The latest consultation about 20mph zones should seek comments from those in favour, as well as objectors, says CATHERINE SHELLEY, pictured There is a strange dynamic whenever notices are published for planning and other publicly regulated work, which … Continue reading

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