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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

ARCC dance classes for over-50s, Bensham Lane, every Fri

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Christmas Concert, Chatsworth Way, West Norwood, Dec 14

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‘Hostile environment’ charity linked with homes scheme

A council scheme to get vulnerable rough sleepers off the streets and into the warmth and security of somewhere they can call “home” has signed up its first of 10 properties. But none of the homes will be available to … Continue reading

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Consultation begins for borough’s SEND travel and services

The council has opened a consultation on its planned services for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities and their families and carers. Croydon’s draft SEND Strategy 2019-2022, and its Draft Post-16 Travel Assistance Policy for young … Continue reading

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Council’s short notice of New Addington special school event

A press release from our council’s dynamic press office slammed in to our email in-box just after 2pm today. Someone had thoughtfully passed it on to us, since the council’s press office seems to think they don’t need to deal … Continue reading

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Wetherspoons boss’s Croydon no-show on his Brexit pub crawl

Tim Martin, the boss of the JD Wetherspoons pub chain, failed to turn up for his own Brexit talk at one of his pubs in Croydon this afternoon. Martin, the founder and chairman of the cut-price pub chain, was due … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories ‘flatly refuse’ to deliver Barwell’s Brexit leaflets

Conservative Party members in Gavin Barwell’s old parliamentary seat of Croydon Central are “flatly refusing” to do their former MP’s Brexit dirty work for him by distributing leaflets advocating the “benefits” of Theresa Mayhem’s withdrawal deal ahead of next Tuesday’s … Continue reading

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