Category Archives: Kirstie Smith

BINMAGEDDON!: How our new collection has passed us by

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The first week of Veolia’s new bin collection schedule has been and gone, with varying reports of successful, and less successful, experiences, of still-missing new wheelies, and wheelie bins that have come, and then gone again. Here, South … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON! Why can’t the council engage with residents?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: So just how might Croydon’s householders cope with the invasion of wheelie bins we have been told to expect over the coming weeks? KIRSTIE SMITH, right, has some suggestions Inside Croydon’s coverage of Binmageddon coincided with the day … Continue reading

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The day I cried over my child’s nursery’s ‘Lockdown Policy’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Much has been made since Saturday night’s atrocities around Borough Market and London Bridge about how the capital has carried on as normal. But as KIRSTIE SMITH asks, how can we do ‘normal’ when even children’s nurseries in … Continue reading

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With two weeks to go, this typical voter remains unconvinced

ELECTION COMMENTARY: Outside the ‘bubble’ inhabited by the evangelistic political activists, ‘ordinary’ voters are often left unmoved by all the campaigning. With two weeks until election day one Croydon voter, KIRSTIE SMITH, remains undecided There’s a General Election coming up. … Continue reading

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Croydon’s cuts to IVF treatment are not fair and are not NICE

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Three-quarters of those who responded to a recent consultation on local health services said that fertility treatment should be offered on the NHS. Then the NHS bean-counters, who had failed to review the service for eight years, announced … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon CCG, Croydon Council, Health, Kirstie Smith, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment