Category Archives: Gareth Streeter

Tory leader Perry shows ruthless streak by sacking Creatura

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the latest game of musical chairs at the Town Hall Mario Creatura has been sacked from his front bench job with the Town Hall opposition group in a reshuffle of the Croydon’s Conservative councillors … Continue reading

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Posted in Andrew Stranack, Croydon Council, Gareth Streeter, Helen Pollard, Helen Redfern, Jason Perry, Mario Creatura, Scott Roche, Tim Pollard, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tory councillor blocks Croydon followers as he heads to Luton

Croydon councillors’ attempts to stand for parliament have in most cases been rejected, as our Town Hall correspondent, KEN LEE, reports If there was any lingering doubt that many of our council’s politicians are in it for themselves and anything … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe East, Gareth Streeter, Jeet Bains, Shirley | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Councillor employed by Oasis charity makes grant to Oasis

Inside Croydon has discovered that Conservative councillor Gareth Streeter managed to oversee a £1,500 donation from council funds towards a group from the Oasis academy chain – the very same Oasis chain which is associated with the Oasis charity where … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Gareth Streeter, Oasis Academy, Oasis Academy Shirley Park, Richard Chatterjee, Schools, Shirley, Simon Hall | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Shirley councillor shows his commitment… in Carshalton

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest straw in the wind that indicates the Tories are planning a snap General Election Conservative councillor Gareth “Blubber” Streeter demonstrated his commitment to the people living in his ward in Shirley North again … Continue reading

Posted in Elliot Colburn, Gareth Streeter, Matthew Maxwell Scott, Paul Scully MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kabir and Henson to board the mayoral gravy train in 2019

The appointment of Mayor of Croydon may well be a case of ‘Buggin’s Turn’ among back bench councillors, but with the selections made for 2019, at least there’s the prospect of wonderfully well-organised raffles, as Town Hall reporter KEN LEE … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe East, Gareth Streeter, Humayun Kabir, Maddie Henson, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Ex-MP Barwell abandons Croydon, as his bag-carrier steps up

Local Tories appear to have given up hope of regaining the parliamentary seat lost at last year’s General Election, as KEN LEE reports Gavin Barwell, the Tory who when he was MP for Croydon Central said, “Representing my home town … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Oasis chief gets 20% pay rise as academies warn over finances

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on an eye-watering salary hike for the man in overall charge of some of Croydon’s biggest schools The leader of a church-linked multi-academy chain which operates five large schools in Croydon has just been awarded a … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Gareth Streeter, Oasis Academy, Oasis Academy Coulsdon, Oasis Academy Shirley Park, Schools | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Pollard’s candidate list ignores five wards in Croydon North

WALTER CRONXITE on another bungled announcement by Croydon Conservatives No matter how hard they try to make it look as if they do give a toss about the north of the borough, Croydon’s Tories really don’t give a shit. And … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Bensham Manor, Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell, Helen Pollard, Jeet Bains, Kenley, Purley, Selhurst, Shirley, Simon Hoar, South Croydon, South Norwood, Steve Hollands, Sue Winborn, Thornton Heath, Tim Pollard, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Barwell’s bogus ‘Dear Neighbour’ letters use an old Cons trick

KEN LEE, our politics reporter, has found that the Tory campaign in Croydon Central has been less than truthful, again In the final days of the election campaign, and gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell has resorted to a tried and trusted tactic … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Croydon Central, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Piles and stools: a typical night out with Croydon’s Tories

If there were any lingering doubts over the real reasons for the Croydon Tories’ continued hostility to having a gypsy and traveller camp at Purley Oaks – or, indeed, at any site proposed in the borough – then the presence … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Chris Philp MP, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Richard Chatterjee, Selsdon & Ballards, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Just like cabinet, Croydon’s Tory MPs look split over Europe

The political posturing and positioning over the European referendum extends to Croydon’s two Conservative MPs, who appear to be split much like Prime Minister David Cameron’s cabinet. As one Westminster pundit has observed, the referendum on Britain’s membership of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 EU referendum, Ashburton, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

GCSE results show academies struggling to make the grades

If our education correspondent GENE BRODIE had to do an end-of-term report for the borough’s academised secondary schools after the 2015 GCSE results, then “Could do better” might be regarded as an understatement If you’re a parent seeking an educational … Continue reading

Posted in Archbishop Lanfranc, Ashburton, Coloma, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Education, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell, Harris Academy Crystal Palace, Harris Academy South Norwood, Harris Academy Upper Norwood, Oasis Academy, Oasis Academy Shirley Park, Ryelands Primary and Nursery, Schools, South Norwood, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour takes aim at Ashburton as UKIP charge in Waddon

VOTE 2014: Our final assessment from the battleground wards in the Town Hall elections sees a surprising change in fortunes As election day dawns and the overnight rains and morning mists clear, the deployment of the parties’ armies on the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Adam Kellett, Ashburton, Avril Slipper, Clare Hilley, Gareth Streeter, Joy Prince, Robert Canning, Robert King, Simon Hoar, Tony Harris, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tory ward chairman quits to stand for UKIP in Ashburton

Robert King, who until last month was the chairman of a Conservative ward association and who stood for the Tories as their candidate at the last local elections in Croydon, will be a candidate for UKIP in Ashburton at the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Adam Kellett, Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Croydon Central, Eddy Arram, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell, Mike Fisher, Peter Staveley, Robert King, Sylvia MacDonald | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tories dump ‘Nightmayor’ Arram in Ashburton ward selection

As predicted by Inside Croydon, Croydon Conservatives last night dumped Eddy Arram, a local councillor for more than 30 years, when they selected their candidates to stand in Ashburton ward in the local elections in May. And the Tories are … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Adam Kellett, Ashburton, Avril Slipper, Eddy Arram, Gareth Streeter, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Sylvia MacDonald | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment