Monthly Archives: February 2018

Dombey and chums forced to climbdown over gerrymandering

Sutton’s LibDems have been caught out  over attempts to hijack publicly funded council business for the benefit of their own party’s election prospects, as BELLE MONT reports Inside Croydon’s revelations this week that Sutton’s ruling Liberal Democrats were trying to … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick will be pimping for Croydon at MIPIM junket

Brick by Brick, the council-owned housing developer which, according to Croydon Labour’s deputy leader Alison Butler, is building “local homes for local people”, is heading off to the south of France next month to take part in MIPIM, the world’s … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

Council agrees reintroduction of free collections for bulk waste

The reintroduction of bulky waste collections free of charge from Croydon Council, announced at this week’s Town Hall cabinet meeting, comes after lobbying from Inside Croydon. The decision reverses a penny-wise, pound-foolish austerity cut applied by the previous Conservative administration. … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Business, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Hamida Ali, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Fight for the NHS protest, Mayday Hospital, Mar 3

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How you can fight the Beast from the East in your garden

NATURE NOTES: You can turn your garden into a vital refuge from the cold snap for local wildlife, writes PETER ALFREY The Beast from the East is taking a fierce bite at our local wildlife, just when they are at … Continue reading

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Going for a song? Our expert guide to buying at an auction

If you love watching Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip on television, you may have seen local auctioneer CATHERINE SOUTHON, right, finding some great bargains. Ahead of her next auction – at the Farleigh Golf Club next Wednesday, on March … Continue reading

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Newman snubbed by Mayor over Borough of Culture bid

WALTER CRONXITE on a rebuff for Croydon’s half-arsed artistic efforts So, it seems that the Mayor of London doesn’t reckon much of council leader Tony Newman’s notion of what passes for culture in Croydon. Indeed, Sadiq Khan appears to share … Continue reading

Posted in Ambition Festival, Art, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments