Category Archives: Pat Clouder

Adrian Dennis: ‘A legacy of honesty, integrity and decency’

Tributes to the life and works of Adrian Dennis, the former Thornton Heath Labour councillor who died last week, have flooded in from a wide range of former colleagues and friends, including a former Deputy Mayor of London. Dennis, who … Continue reading

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Victory for Friends’ group as council abandons park land sale

Thousands of objections from residents have forced Croydon Council into a U-turn on its scheme to flog off a Victorian park lodge and a strip of Grangewood Park. But as our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, has discovered, despite declaring … Continue reading

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Jackpot for Thornton Heath campaign as slots arcade rejected

Extraordinary scenes in Thornton Heath tonight, where the council has broken the habit of a lifetime and actually listened to residents. Croydon Council announced today that it has refused permission to an operator of “adult gaming centres” to open a … Continue reading

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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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Black councillor loses vote to become Labour deputy leader

WALTER CRONXITE on a failed challenge for the place at the local party’s top table Just as Tony Newman’s 41 Labour councillors were slapping themselves on the back about how “inclusive” they are, their first meeting as a group following … Continue reading

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Newman and Scott given a free pass on Woodside selection

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a week of surprises and disappointments (for some) as Croydon Labour’s candidate selection process limps on Tony Newman and Paul Scott, half of the Town Hall “Gang of Four” who have an iron grip on the … Continue reading

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‘Invisible’ Selva suffers knock-out blow from Muhammad Ali

Seconds out! Round four… Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest twists in Labour’s selection saga Alison Butler, the deputy leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council, survived a re-selection scare when members in Bensham Manor this week duly … Continue reading

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‘I’ll lie in the doorway to stop chicken shop’ vows councillor

A Thornton Heath councillor has vowed to lie down in the doorway of a landmark pub to stop any redevelopment of the site into a fried chicken outlet. Karen Jewitt, one of Thornton Heath’s two Labour councillors, was responding to … Continue reading

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Newman snubbed as Labour group gives backing to Collins

After spending a couple of hours sitting in the shadow of the Clocktower nursing a half-finished pint of lukewarm Stella, WALTER CRONXITE reports on last night’s meeting which, if it wasn’t the end of the beginning, might be remembered as … Continue reading

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Bungling Newman sets up Collins for deputy leader contest

Tony Newman, Croydon’s Labour council leader, seems primed to torpedo his councillors’ own local election prospects with his latest piece of old pals’ act patronage. In the past 18 months, through poorly presented and badly timed policy announcements issued from Croydon … Continue reading

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Triniboi Joocie gets Thornton Heath Festival on its feet

Organisers estimated around 6,000 people attended last Sunday’s Thornton Heath Festival, a community event over the weekend which rounded off the summer.

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Bollards! Latest crash underlines danger on Grange Road

Further proof of the need for better enforced speed controls on key routes through Croydon was delivered by another out-of-control motorist on the eve of the end of the council’s 20mph consultation. Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader sent us this picture, … Continue reading

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Council’s 20mph consultation looking like a political car crash

One of Croydon’s Labour council’s flagship policies appears to have been driven down a dead-end road. The local Labour group’s 20mph proposal for residential streets is in a state of crisis, faced with energetic opposition from the motoring lobby, otherwise … Continue reading

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The day Carnival came to the streets of Thornton Heath

The Thornton Heath Festival last Sunday was enjoyed by all who attended and acclaimed as a massive success. Here, the day’s Master of Ceremonies, CALLTON YOUNG OBE, pictured above with two of the young dancers who graced the main day, … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath lawyer wants to give major parties a wigging

VOTE 2014: It is not just some among the black and minority ethnic Conservatives in Croydon who feel that they have been overlooked by their own party. Thornton Heath lawyer Dwain Coward, previously a Labour supporter, has become so disillusioned … Continue reading

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The Croydon Mayor who always had a smile and kind word

KAREN JEWITT pays tribute to former Croydon Mayor Wally Garratt, who has died this week When I first came on the council, Wally Garratt was my friend and guardian and fellow colleague in the Labour Party. Wally, who served as … Continue reading

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Councillor Woodley misses out in Thornton Heath selection

The members of the local Labour party made their voices heard again last night, when Louisa Woodley was not re-selected in Thornton Heath ward to stand in next May’s Town Hall elections. Woodley is the latest sitting councillor to come … Continue reading

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Five into three won’t go in Thornton Heath selection race

Labour party members in Thornton Heath ward will get a lesson in basic arithmetic on Monday night: five into three won’t go. Thornton Heath is the latest ward Labour party to conduct its selection process for candidates for next May’s … Continue reading

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A musical evening of NHS protest at Ruskin House

Thornton Heath councillor Pat Clouder has urged residents to join an evening of politics and musical entertainment at Ruskin House this Saturday to protest against dangers to the NHS posed by the government’s shake-up of the health service and against … Continue reading

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