Category Archives: Andrew Pelling

Mystery of the vanishing objections to council’s Local Plan

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the disappearance of ward councillors’ contribution to a key consultation on Croydon’s strategic planning document It might not be quite up there with the unexplained disappearance of Lord Lucan, but comments submitted by Waddon Labour councillors … Continue reading

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Council hands Hunt final decision over cuts to IVF treatment

The Council’s health and social care scrutiny committee has thrown a curve ball to the Tory government over cuts in NHS provision by referring the decision to end the provision of IVF fertility treatment in Croydon to Jeremy Hunt, the … Continue reading

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Councillor criticises ‘casual racism’ displayed at Brexit debate

Within a week of the savage mob attack in Shrublands which left a teenaged asylum seeker fighting for his life and which is being investigated as a hate crime, a Labour councillor has felt it necessary to remind some members … Continue reading

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‘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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