Category Archives: George Ayres

Ahmad challenges ‘Silent Steve’ to condemn racist campaign

“Dog whistle politics” and allegations of racist campaigning by the Tories have seen this week’s London elections described as among the dirtiest ever fought. And it’s not just WALTER CRONXITE reporting that, but the Green Party, a Conservative peer and … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, George Ayres, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Marina Ahmad, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Steve O'Connell, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Time for thorough ethical review of Croydon’s governance

 CROYDON COMMENTARY: The nexus of connections that have been developed between the local authority – of whatever political hue – and vested interests in the borough makes it long overdue for a review of proper governance, says CHARLOTTE DAVIES The … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Bishop of Croydon, Business, Care Homes, Croydon Commitment, Croydon Council, CVA, Dudley Mead, Fairfield Halls, Gavin Barwell, George Ayres, Housing, Jason Perry, Jo Negrini, Lynne Hale, Margaret Mead, Planning, Property, Riesco Collection, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts, Trinity School, URV, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation, Whitgift School | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Are you local? New Addington’s Royston Vasey campaign

VOTE 2014: Labour needs to win both New Addington seats if they are to have any chance of winning control of the Town Hall, but they have been handicapped by internal wrangles and Tory accusations of being “outsiders” Labour’s determination … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, George Ayres, Karen Jewitt, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reeves drops cost of living bombshell on New Addington

Rachel Reeves, the shadow minister for Work and Pensions, is spearheading the Labour Party’s cost of living campaign in Croydon against local Tories. Reeves was talking to Central Parade shoppers and shopkeepers in New Addington on Saturday about Labour’s energy … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, George Ayres, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Woodley is given another chance in New Addington

Labour party members in New Addington have chosen Louisa Woodley and Oliver Lewis to be their candidates in next May’s local elections, after a meeting that lasted more than two and half hours on Saturday afternoon. New Addington is likely … Continue reading

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Labour facing selection showdown in New Addington

Two of Croydon Labour’s front bench councillors get what is realistically their last chance to be selected to stand at next May’s Town Hall elections at a meeting being staged in New Addington tomorrow lunchtime. Paul Smith, the spokesman on … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Bensham Manor, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell, George Ayres, Janet Marshall, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Richard Chatterjee, Sarah Jones MP, Shirley North, Simon Hall, Steve Reed MP, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 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

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

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