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About insidecroydon

News, views and analysis about the people of Croydon, their lives and political times in the diverse and most-populated borough in London. Based in Croydon and edited by Steven Downes. To contact us, please email inside.croydon@btinternet.com

Petition for elected mayor hits 7,000 before campaign launch

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on how a campaign based on the premise that there is ‘a serious and urgent need for a better democracy in the way Croydon Council is run’, has already got half the signatures it needs … Continue reading

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Sign up for Purley Swimathon to raise funds for your cause

“Don’t delay – enter a team today” is the message from the organisers of this year’s Purley Rotary’s Swimathon, being staged at Purley Pool on Saturdays March 7 and 14. Deadline for entries is February 8 and full details, including … Continue reading

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Patronised residents decry Scott’s planning committee ‘farce’

Croydon Council’s planning committee is “a farce”, and “an avenue for Councillor Scott to push through his anti-suburbia agenda”. That – referring to Paul Scott, the Labour councillor who is all-powerful on planning matters in Croydon – is the strongly … Continue reading

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Mind in Croydon carers counselling sessions for 2020

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Croydon Beer Festival, Braithwaite Hall, Feb 28-Mar 1

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Lillians Law Trust fund-raiser, The Warren, Hayes, Jun 27

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CAMRA South Norwood Beer Festival, Stanley Halls, Feb 6-8

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