Category Archives: Alisa Flemming

Nine months on, and Labour still selecting election candidates

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on how the ruling party in Croydon is struggling to find candidates for all the borough’s wards Today marks 60 days until the Town Hall elections on May 3. Yet Croydon Labour still hasn’t managed … Continue reading

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‘Confusing, euphemistic, unclear, vague’: Flemming unravels

BBC Radio London’s Vanessa Feltz was withering in her criticism of an abject on-air performance by one of Croydon’s most senior councillors. Listening in to the car crash interview was WALTER CRONXITE Answers provided by Alisa Flemming, the Croydon Council … Continue reading

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Cabinet member accuses Tory councillor of ‘stalking’ her

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on a heated debate in the chamber this week The first full council meeting of 2018 descended into acrimony and insults, as shocking details continue to emerge regarding Croydon’s failing children services department, with one … Continue reading

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Litany of council failures before brutal death of toddler

The death of a two-year-old in a brutal murder in Wolverhampton in 2016 has been linked to the failures of Croydon’s children’s services department. Croydon children’s services has responsibility for the borough’s fostered and adopted children, unaccompanied asylum seekers and … Continue reading

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Whitehall orders Camden to take charge of children’s services

An independent commissioner has recommended that Croydon’s crisis-hit children’s services department needs outside help, after failures of leadership and management. WALTER CRONXITE reports Pressure continues to mount on Tony Newman, the council leader, after the Department for Education last night … Continue reading

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Croydon’s ‘Olympic legacy’ has been turned into a private gym

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, reports on allegations of an abuse of public property by one of the country’s largest multi-academy trusts Council officials have been ordered to conduct an urgent investigation into how the Oasis Arena Academy in South … Continue reading

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Labour backs plan to build selective school on Green Belt

KEN LEE reports on a planning application that would lead to Croydon getting its first grammar school since the 1970s A planning application is being considered by the council to develop a site in Croydon’s Green Belt, concrete over some … Continue reading

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