Category Archives: Broad Green

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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Big Local Broad Green launch event, West Croydon, Feb 25

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‘The Nasty Party is alive and well and active in Croydon’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Veteran Labour councillor for Upper Norwood, PAT RYAN, pictured left, was disappointed to see a local Tory activist being abusive to trade unionists on social media. Here, he calls on Andrew Stevensen and his party to do the … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories fail to act over candidate’s ‘scumbag’ abuse

A Croydon Tory activist, who was a Conservative candidate for the council in 2014, has been told to apologise and his party urged to act for calling rail union members “scumbags” over the Southern Railways dispute. Veteran Labour councillor Pat … Continue reading

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You’ve bin done: is council paying over the odds for solar bins?

It’s looking like Croydon’s Council Tax-payers are paying over the odds – again – for a set of rubbish bins, showing once more that the borough’s procurement practices don’t seem to  work very well for the borough. Stuart Collins, the … Continue reading

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Air pollution in central Croydon reaches ‘dangerous’ levels

Deadly air pollution close to Croydon town centre is reaching levels almost double the legal limits, in a borough where the Labour council set out its ambition “to be the cleanest and greenest in London” when elected in 2014. That’s … Continue reading

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RSPB asks for your help with its Christmas goose count

Waddon Ponds is a thriving nature reserve, according to a survey conducted on Christmas Day by Croydon bird-watchers and conservationists. In just one hour before the traditional Christmas lunch, according to a report on the Croydon birders’ website, there was … Continue reading

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