Category Archives: Upper Norwood

Crystal Palace cinema campaigners given £5m price tag

An eight-year battle to re-open a landmark building in Crystal Palace as a cinema has come a step closer to success, but only if campaigners are able to match the owners’ massive hike in the property’s valuation. The building, on … Continue reading

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Cummings sees off Blairite campaign with win on first ballot

WALTER CRONXITE reports from South Norwood on what may prove to be a significant Labour selection decision In the end, it wasn’t even close. Labour’s selection meeting to choose a candidate to stand in the forthcoming South Norwood by-election overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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Security costs force free festival organisers to appeal for help

Additional security measures following the terror attacks in Manchester and at London Bridge earlier this year saw the Crystal Palace Overground Festival overspend its budgets by £8,000. Now the organisers are appealing for public help to pay off its staging … Continue reading

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Cummings selection video highlights fault-lines in local Labour

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest public arm-wrestle among the Blairites and Corbyn supporters in the party in Croydon Labour’s selection of a candidate to stand for the council vacancy in South Norwood in a by-election to be staged in … Continue reading

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Opening night for Crystal Palace pub postponed by a week

The opening of the latest Antic pub, the Walker Briggs on Westow Hill at Crystal Palace, has been postponed by a week. The management issued a notice yesterday stating, “Unfortunately we’ll be unable to open on the advertised date of … Continue reading

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Upper Norwood Library re-opens with funding unannounced

GENE BRODIE, our libraries correspondent, reports on the delayed re-opening of the Uppper Norwood Library, as doubts remain on the 116-year-old community asset’s funding arrangements from Lambeth and Croydon councils Upper Norwood Library – or the “Hub on the Hill” … Continue reading

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Labour pains as rival right-wing groups cling to control

WALTER CRONXITE on the north-south divide over candidate selection for next year’s council elections A war of words has broken out between rival right-wingers in Croydon’s Labour Party, as they fight to retain positions, patronage and power following their stunning … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alisa Flemming, Andrew Fisher, Clive Fraser, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, David White, Emily Benn, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments