Category Archives: Andrew Pelling

‘Optimistic’ MP Philp to debate Britain’s future after Brexit

Croydon South Tory MP Chris Philp is to take part in a debate on Britain’s Brexit future. Organised by the Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society, the event is being held on Wednesday, April 5 at the Coulsdon Day Centre. Philp … Continue reading

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Air pollution means pupils at new school will be kept indoors

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest example of a school development which the council concedes could put the long-term health of generations of children at risk The planning committee last night gave the go-ahead to build a school for four- … Continue reading

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Balancing the books allows Labour to invest in Croydon

BUDGET COMMENTARY: With the council’s books balanced, a government-approved increase in Council Tax and front-line services being maintained by the Labour council, it is little wonder that the local Tories have so little to offer, writes Councillor ANDREW PELLING Croydon … Continue reading

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Watson’s moving speech homes in on a Labour weakness

WALTER CRONXITE on what could turn out to be another boost for local estate agents, unwittingly provided by Croydon Council Mark Watson is going nowhere – and that’s official. Well, at least that’s what the under-pressure Addiscombe councillor told a … Continue reading

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Veolia to answer residents’ questions at Waddon Forum

The Waddon Forum is a quarterly meeting organised by the ward’s councillors to allow residents to learn of news and developments in their community. The meetings take place from 5pm to 6.30pm at St George’s Church on Barrow Road on … Continue reading

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Uproar in the Town Hall. This is what really happened

There was uproar and dissent in the public gallery at last night’s Town Hall council meeting, with two members of the public removed from the chamber and the police called as the local Tories tried to blame a Labour councillor. … Continue reading

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20mph zones can help to make our streets safer for all

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our borough has some of the most dangerous roads in London, so ANDREW PELLING, pictured, finds it saddening that the local Tories are campaigning against safer speed limits Road safety is a vital concern for Greater London, Croydon … Continue reading

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