Category Archives: David Fitze

De-selected Pollard quickly finds Fairfield ward an easy Fitze

Congratulations to the Pollard family, who had to go barely 24 hours facing the horrible prospect of living like ordinary, hard-working Croydon residents and no longer receiving their annual “allowances” total of £67,354 for their part-time roles as Croydon councillors. … Continue reading

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“Dog-gate”: Councillor bites back to get £75 fine refunded

Roy Barnes, who was fined £75 by the council’s bounty hunter contractors when walking his dog through Queen’s Gardens, is to get all his money back thanks to an intervention by local councillor Karen Jewitt. Queen’s Gardens is the public … Continue reading

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Cummings joins Labour’s candidate list in Fairfield ward

Patsy Cummings was last night selected by Labour to be their third candidate in Fairfield ward at next May’s local council elections. Cummings joins Clive Fraser and David Wood, who were selected in June, on the Labour slate for the … Continue reading

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Bishop’s son selected to fight Fairfield for Labour

The son of a former Bishop of Croydon has been selected as a Labour candidate in Fairfield ward for next year’s council elections. David Wood, 41, grew up in Fairfield ward, having been brought up in the Bishop’s house in … Continue reading

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Charity Commission to examine takeover of Fairfield Halls

The Charity Commission is to look into Conservative-run Croydon Council’s plans to take over the running of the Fairfield Halls and London Mozart Players. The Commission’s decision follows reports on Inside Croydon. Papers for the decision-making cabinet last month suggested … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Charity, Croydon Council, David Fitze, Dudley Mead, Fairfield Halls, George Ayres, London Mozart Players, Lynne Hale, Margaret Mead, Music, Planning, Theatre, Timothy Godfrey, URV | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Favoured” Halls, £4.5m debts and the commercial interests

Using the Fairfield Halls’ trustees’ own annual reports and accounts since 2010, together with official council documents, SEAN CREIGHTON examines what is going on at the town’s arts venue, ahead of £25m of public money being spent to refurbish it … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Art, Business, Charity, Cinema, Comedy, Community associations, Croydon Council, Dance, David Fitze, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Jon Rouse, London Mozart Players, Music, Property, South Croydon Community Association, Theatre, Timothy Godfrey, Warehouse Theatre, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

No Fitze of laughter as councillor watches TV in meeting

A senior Conservative councillor was caught out, watching the television on his tablet device in the middle of a full council meeting at Croydon Town Hall last night. Tory councillor for Fairfield ward David Fitze was observed by at least … Continue reading

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Power raises questions over Fitze’s fitness to chair

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With tens of millions of NHS cash not properly accounted for, ANDREW PELLING  asks why Croydon’s Conservative MPs and councillors are not doing more to protect their constituents’ health care A public inquiry into the mystery of the … Continue reading

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NHS executive threatens scrutiny body over £23m ‘lost’ funds

So, a public body “loses” tens of millions, yet no one is responsible? ANDREW PELLING attended the latest session of the south-west London NHS scrutiny committee Lawyers, paid for out of precious NHS funds, have been hired by senior health … Continue reading

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Alexandra House offers a bright new future for vulnerable

A new building will be opening for business next month. Here, LEE BUSS explains why South London YMCA is important for some of Croydon’s most vulnerable people At South London YMCA, we have been providing community services in Croydon for … Continue reading

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Lansdowne Road Residents: meet the councillors

Following from the meeting of local residents with Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell earlier this month, the Lansdowne Road Residents’ Association is to stage another meeting next week – this time hosted in the local YMCA. The meeting will be … Continue reading

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Lansdowne residents’ meeting fears a Fitze-up job on YMCA

DIAMOND GEEZER reports from another Croydon residents’ open meeting which ward councillors did not manage to attend A meeting on Thursday night heard how local residents from around Lansdowne Road in central Croydon “feel abandoned by the council”. Signal of … Continue reading

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“Don’t mention the riots”: Croydon’s Fawlty tendency

The powers that be at the Town Hall look like they are making serious efforts to stifle open discussion of Croydon issues, with politically naive legal threats being bandied about in some quarters, and senior councillors from the ruling Conservative … Continue reading

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