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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

Charity Car Wash, Purley Fire Station, Brighton Road, Jul 20

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Newman and Scott to push through a power grab on planning

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the de facto chair of the council’s planning committee will tonight be made even more powerful, while being made even less accountable Buried in the lengthy agenda for tonight’s meeting of the full … Continue reading

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£1.2bn council fund told it can’t invest in green schemes

When he was Chancellor, Gideon Osborne was widely criticised for not introducing more environmentally friendly economic policies, and years after he stepped down his influence remains a drag on the green ambitions of the Town Hall pension committee, as KEN … Continue reading

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Climate emergency comes to Sutton in ‘fast fashion’ protest

Slowly, the message is getting across. Outside Sutton’s St Nicholas Centre on Saturday, one woman was in tears. “We’ve ruined our planet,” she said, speaking to Extinction Rebellion activists. “It’s not fair on our children.” Extinction Rebellion Sutton was established … Continue reading

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£657,000 grant helps Family Action stage summer activities

Parents across the borough are being encouraged to sign their children up to Croydon’s biggest school summer holiday activity programme. Croydon Council and charity Family Action are co-ordinating the free Holiday Food and Fun programme, where dozens of local groups … Continue reading

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Libraries are ready for takeoff with Summer Reading Challenge

Fifty years on from Neil Armstrong taking that “one giant leap from mankind” to step on to the moon, and Croydon’s young readers are being encouraged to take interstellar adventures through the borough’s libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge. And the council … Continue reading

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Governance review costs soar as Newman nobbles the panel

A report on the way in which Croydon Council is governed, already three months late, will now not be finished until the end of the year, and is costing four times its original budget. The Croydon governance review – a … Continue reading

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