Category Archives: Carole Bonner

Fieldway’s Hall launches attack on ‘unacceptable’ Veolia

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the widening splits within the leadership of the Labour group on the council, with local elections less than four months away One of Croydon council leader Tony Newman’s most trusted lieutenants has this week … Continue reading

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Posted in 2018 council elections, Carole Bonner, Felicity Flynn, Fieldway, Fly tipping, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, New Addington North, Oliver Lewis, Refuse collection, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Tony Pearson, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Labour’s new slate in Fairfield as Momentum makes a mark

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, with the latest weekly round-up of the ins, and outs, in a tortuous selection process Boundary changes, demographic changes and the Jeremy Corbyn-inspired swing towards Labour has made Fairfield ward in the town centre a … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe West, Alisa Flemming, Carole Bonner, Chris Clark, Clive Fraser, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Fairfield, Fieldway, Jane Avis, John Wentworth, Mary Croos, New Addington North, Niro Sirisena, Pat Ryan, Patricia Hay-Justice, Patsy Cummings, Simon Hall, South Norwood, Sue Winborn, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Newman moves to gag Labour councillors over Ofsted crisis

WALTER CRONXITE on the Town Hall Labour group’s second ‘secret’ meeting of the week and flailing efforts to ban councillors from speaking to this website Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Labour, has this week demonstrated his determination to defend … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Barbara Peacock, Carole Bonner, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council hands Hunt final decision over cuts to IVF treatment

The Council’s health and social care scrutiny committee has thrown a curve ball to the Tory government over cuts in NHS provision by referring the decision to end the provision of IVF fertility treatment in Croydon to Jeremy Hunt, the … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Andrew Stranack, Carole Bonner, Croydon CCG, Croydon Council, Health, Kathy Bee, Margaret Mead, Mayday Hospital, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council plans for ‘tatty’ Surrey Street market fail to impress

It was a long night at Tuesday’s council scrutiny meeting, but the wait for the “big reveal” of the £1million plans for the borough’s cherished market was a bit of a waste of time, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Residents living … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Helen Pollard, Joy Prince, Mark Watson, Planning, Sean Fitzsimons, Surrey Street | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Energy sales pressure techniques sees council call in Ofgem

Complaints from councillors over high-pressure selling techniques used by door-to-door energy salesmen in Fieldway and New Addington has led to the council to refer an energy company to Ofgem, and effectively to advise residents to use a blunter approach on … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Croydon Council, Fieldway, New Addington, Trading Standards | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Alas Smith and Jones: Labour members get behind Corbyn

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest embarrassing set-back for the Croydon clique which yearns for a return to the “good old days” of Tony Bliar The ordinary members of a Croydon Constituency Labour Party, when given a chance last night … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Rendle, Carole Bonner, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Maddie Henson, Mark Watson, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, Sean Fitzsimons, Simon Hall, Stephen Mann, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Toni Letts, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council’s parks contractor is ‘surprised that the grass grows’

A Croydon councillor has today criticised the council’s parks contractor, saying that Quadron has been “surprised that the grass grows”. Many of the borough’s parks and open spaces have not undergone a routine grass cutting over the spring. But this … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Croydon parks, Environment, Fieldway, Lloyd Park, New Addington, Quadron, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

House on King Henry’s Drive lights up New Addington

A house on King Henry’s Drive has been declared the winner of the 2015 New Addington best Christmas lights display.

Posted in Carole Bonner, Fieldway, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Simon Hall | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Fewer than 30 attend BNP’s shabby charade on Central Parade

It seems that the widespread support being claimed by the bigots of the BNP for a campaign they are running in New Addington is as non-existent as the plans to build a mosque on which it is based. Fewer than … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Croydon Central, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Simon Hall, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour and Tories condemn ‘hate-driven’ BNP campaign

In a rare demonstration of cross-party unity in Croydon for the benefit of the locals, four Labour councillors have today come together with a local Tory MP and Conservative London Assembly Member to condemn a “hate-driven” anti-Muslim campaign in New … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Croydon Central, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell, London Assembly, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Simon Hall, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

New Addington councillor Ayres announces retirement plan

George Ayres, the Labour councillor for New Addington, is to retire before the local elections next year. Ayres celebrated his 68th birthday earlier this month, and has advised the local Labour party that he will not be seeking nomination for … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Carole Bonner, Fieldway, George Ayres, New Addington, Simon Hall, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Redundancy costs could burden Upper Norwood library trust

Another offering for the bulging file of “Croydon Council Adds Insult to Injury” comes from the splendid News from Crystal Palace site, which reports that leading figures at our Town Hall are seriously considering burdening any community trust which takes … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Education, Lambeth Council, Libraries, Steve Hollands, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

United we stand: looking for a more representative Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There’s gathering interest in more radical solutions to the deep economic and social problems, locally and nationally, judging by one well-attended meeting last week, writes ANDREW PELLING Something rather extraordinary is happening to left of centre politics in … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Carole Bonner, Gerry Ryan, Health, Housing, Libraries, Outside Croydon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council to close New Addington library in September

Inside Croydon has received reports that staff at the Croydon Adult Learning And Training – CALAT – in New Addington have been told that the planned move of the local library into their building will take place in September. The … Continue reading

Posted in CALAT, Carole Bonner, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Education, Fieldway, George Ayres, Libraries, New Addington, Simon Hall, Youth Services | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Generosity shows money can work for good in New Addington

The trouble with Secret Millionaire, says STEVEN DOWNES, is it’s a bit like Christmas  when you know how the presents get placed under the tree Channel 4 was once innovative and exciting, a fresh new channel that offered a true … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Charity, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Education, Fieldway, New Addington, Pubs | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments