Category Archives: Croydon South

Government reaches for the sky – and puts Philp in a corner

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on an awkward situation for the Nimbys of Purley Tory MP Chris Philp’s loud and frequent complaints about what he continues to call “the Purley Skyscraper” (which is not tall enough to be a skyscraper) … Continue reading

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Nothing for sprinklers, but Tories give £10m to Tory donors

The Tories have shaken the Magic Money Tree for a public subsidy to Westfield which might just secure a John Lewis store in the town centre. BARRATT HOLMES reports Croydon South’s Conservative MP, Chris Philp, is claiming credit for getting … Continue reading

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Whitehall orders Camden to take charge of children’s services

An independent commissioner has recommended that Croydon’s crisis-hit children’s services department needs outside help, after failures of leadership and management. WALTER CRONXITE reports Pressure continues to mount on Tony Newman, the council leader, after the Department for Education last night … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Social Care, Alisa Flemming, Barbara Peacock, Children's Services, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Jo Negrini, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

MP Philp joins with Corbyn to object to widow’s eviction

Tomorrow, at around 11.30am, a widow and her five school-aged children seem likely to be rendered homeless, as bailiffs will be knocking on the door of their home in Benson Road to demand that they leave. The eviction is being … Continue reading

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Philp’s PPS appointment creates a Purley poser for Javid

So Chris Philp didn’t miss out in the Prime Minister’s Government reshuffle at the start of the week after all. The Croydon South Tory MP got what amounts to a demotion. Thus Theresa May has managed to create a situation … Continue reading

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Philp left to ponder as PM’s reshuffle passes him by

The government’s failed reshuffle was an even bigger failure for one Croydon politician, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Chris Philp, the forever-thrusting Tory MP for Croydon South, might well be asking himself what he’s done wrong, after he was left out … Continue reading

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Labour backs plan to build selective school on Green Belt

KEN LEE reports on a planning application that would lead to Croydon getting its first grammar school since the 1970s A planning application is being considered by the council to develop a site in Croydon’s Green Belt, concrete over some … Continue reading

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