Category Archives: Purley

Council gets more secretive over its councillors’ declarations

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on a strange reversal of previous open and transparent Town Hall policy, which is deliberately keeping cabinet members’ interests under cover The Labour group which is running Croydon Council is becoming more secretive by the … Continue reading

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Mischief Makers summer reading challenge, Jul 14- Sep 15

Posted in Activities, Ashburton, Broad Green, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon parks, Education, Libraries, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Sanderstead, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, South Norwood, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Angry complaints force U-turn over leisure centre charges

The council’s ‘Better’ leisure centres have been forced to abandon plans to charge the carers of disabled people for use of the facilities. But those on low incomes are still expected to pay £28.50 for a membership scheme they probably … Continue reading

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Labour councillors defy Scott over Queen’s Hotel expansion

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on an against-the-odds victory for residents over the council’s planning machine For the second time in little more than six months, councillors sitting on Croydon’s planning committee have thrown out proposals for a giant-scale redevelopment … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Clark, Clive Fraser, Felicity Flynn, Jason Perry, Oni Oviri, Parking, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Pete Smith, Planning, Queen's Hotel, Scott Roche, Simon Brew, South Norwood, Steve O'Connell, Steve Reed MP, TfL, Transport, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Borough Solicitor to investigate Tory councillor’s eligibility

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the latest twist in the tale of the tax-avoiding businessman councillor for Purley The council’s lawyers have been asked to examine whether a Conservative councillor was ineligible to stand for election. Badsha Quadir has … Continue reading

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Rotary Club Annual Classic Car Show, Rotary Fields, Jun 24

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Tories Brew up a nice little earner with £26,000 party subsidy

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the thousands of pounds of public money given by the council to the local Tory and Conservative parties Meet Simon Brew. You may never have heard of him before, but through your Council Tax over … Continue reading

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