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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

Negrini refuses to act on ‘conflicts of interest’ over planning

Jo Negrini, the chief executive of Croydon Council, has refused to intervene over complaints, from the public and one of the borough’s MPs, over potential conflicts of interest of senior councillors in the planning process. Croydon’s cabinet member for housing … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Surrey Street shops losing £800 a day during council works

The word on the street – Surrey Street – is that shopkeepers are suffering huge losses of trade while the council conducts its bout of largely cosmetic road works in Croydon’s ancient market. WALTER CRONXITE reports “Good progress is being … Continue reading

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Sutton councillor takes on LibDem Brake over incinerator

Tom Brake, the only London LibDem MP to retain his seat at the last General Election following five years as a Tory enabler in the coalition, is to have an extra challenge in his Carshalton and Wallington constituency on June … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Environment, Nick Mattey, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Plan rejected for primary on busy Thornton Heath road

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on an important decision for the future health of generations of school children taken at last night’s planning committee Councillors on Croydon’s planning committee last night unanimously rejected a proposal to build a three-form-of-entry primary … Continue reading

Posted in Bernadette Khan, Education, Environment, Jamie Audsley, Paxton Academy, Planning, Schools, Stuart King, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Tesco helps turn waste food into Norwood community spirit

An innovative community kitchen opens its doors for the first time in South Norwood tomorrow, helping take what might otherwise be valuable food allowed to go to waste, and turn it into delicious meals for the homeless and poor, and … Continue reading

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Celebrate St George’s Day with folk music at Ruskin House

English folk band Morrigan are visiting the Ruskin House Folk and Blues club this Sunday night to help celebrate St George’s Day. All are welcome. There will be other English-themed music too, a light buffet, hot sausages also available and … Continue reading

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Bag a bargain at NCT’s Nearly New Sale, Sanderstead, Jun 24

Savvy parents and parents-to-be in Croydon can find top quality baby and toddlers’ clothes, toys and equipment at the NCT Nearly New Sale. The Croydon branch of the National Childbirth Trust is staging its Nearly New Sale on Saturday June … Continue reading

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