Category Archives: Croydon North

Coulsdon’s ranty councillor gets a mention in parliament

Fame at last for James Thompson, the ranting Tory councillor from Coulsdon East, whose social media activity even got him mentioned in the House of Commons today. Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North/Lambeth South [delete to distaste] referred … Continue reading

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Reed ‘crony’ appointed to manage Newman’s pre-election PR

The council has announced, all so quietly, the appointment of a former senior London Labour Party official to the newly created position of Croydon’s “director of strategy and partnerships”. “That job is effectively the personal assistant to council leader Tony … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Jo Negrini, Julian Ellerby, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Fraser tipped to take chair in Croydon North Labour Party

Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Croydon North/Lambeth South (delete to taste) looks set to get his fourth constituency party chair in the space of 18 months at a meeting being held tonight. Local party insiders tip Clive Fraser, … 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

Posted in Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Bensham Manor, Bernadette Khan, Broad Green, Coulsdon, Croham, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Paul Scott, Purley, Shirley, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Waddon, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

A series of unfortunate events: our best read articles in 2016

Croydon is poorly served by many of its local politicians. A quick review of the most-read stories on Inside Croydon in 2016 shows that our loyal reader has been an avid consumer of some of their least attractive behaviour 10, … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell MP, Sandilands derailment, Steve Reed MP, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council’s £1m discount on flats secures planning permission

WALTER CRONXITE has discovered that if you offer Croydon Council enough of a cash incentive, there’s seemingly no carbuncle monstrous enough that its planning department won’t allow you to build it Tomorrow night’s meeting of the council’s planning committee shows … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Broad Green, Church and religions, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Environment, Friends of Wandle Park, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Stuart Collins, Wandle Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments