Category Archives: Andrew Pelling

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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Philp and Pelling go head-to-head in Brexit debate, Jan 12

The Brexit debate comes to Croydon this week, when two of the borough’s politicians go head-to-head. Chris Philp, the MP for Croydon South – who himself backed Remain at last year’s referendum, although his father has recently been a candidate … Continue reading

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Fire Brigade stages open day without mentioning £11m tower

Sshhh! Don’t tell everyone, but there’s another public consultation meeting arranged in Croydon where there’s been very little notice given, and no mention in official publicity of probably the most significant proposal affecting the area. The London Fire Brigade has … Continue reading

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Police’s Christmas appeal sees Santa visit 500 children

Croydon police are out playing the role of Santa this Christmas. The Met’s Christmas Tree Project in Croydon has collected 500 presents from generous residents and businesses and is now out and about giving them directly to needy children across … Continue reading

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