Category Archives: Bensham Manor

South Norwood suffers a ‘white-out’ in council publicity

For what is supposed to be among the most diverse and colourful boroughs in the country, parts of Croydon appear to be very… pale if the expensively commissioned architects’ drawings of some council schemes are anything to go by. Take … Continue reading

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Barwell in Crisis: homelessness shelter opens on Surrey Street

WALTER CRONXITE on how the housing minister needs to take proper responsibility for creating demand for a charity shelter in his own constituency It says something about what Croydon has become that the national homelessness charity has today opened its 11th … 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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£2m town centre roads scheme causes weekend traffic chaos

It was 4.58pm on a February Friday evening when Croydon Council got round to issuing its public warning of a planned closure of part of one of the town’s six-lane urban motorways which was to happen later that night. So … Continue reading

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Turf war breaks out over election future for Thornton Heath

WALTER CRONXITE reports on an extraordinary attack on the council’s boundary proposals for the borough’s electoral wards A turf war has broken out in the north of the borough between the local Labour leadership and its grassroots members over how … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Gavin Barwell MP, Jamie Audsley, Mark Watson, Paul Scott, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath, Thornton Heath Neighbourhood Association, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Labour councillor criticised over all-white property poster

There’s always a risk when eager young politicians try to do something in which they have little or no expertise.

Posted in Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Callton Young, Jamie Audsley, Property, Thornton Heath, Thornton Heath Community Action Team, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Parks contractor accused of paying less than the Living Wage

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a gathering crisis over the maintenance of the borough’s parks Some staff working for one of Croydon’s biggest external contractors are being paid less than the London Living Wage, according to an internal council Labour group … Continue reading

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