Category Archives: Tony Harris

Stop the Incinerator legal challenge fundraiser: June 28

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Selling himself cheap: Councillor Hoar’s a wanted man

This was spotted by our loyal reader in North End yesterday, at the Green Fair… Clearly, Councillor Simon “I’m cheap, but I’m not free” Hoar’s reputation is sinking lower than ever.

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Ex-MP Pelling selected to run for Labour in Waddon

They used to call Bill Clinton “the Comeback Kid”. But Andrew Pelling could soon become known as Croydon’s Comeback Kid, following the former Tory MP and council’s Conservative leader’s selection last night as one of three candidates to stand for … Continue reading

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Countdown to council elections begins in Toy Town gowns

CROYDON COMMENTARY: It is one year until the council elections, and for some, they have everything to lose, writes STEVEN DOWNES Last night’s instalment of a new Mayor of Croydon, Sanderstead councillor Yvette Hopley, marked the firing of the starter’s … Continue reading

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Councillor acts as delivery boy for £1bn incinerator company

A senior Conservative councillor in Croydon has refused to answer questions about why he spent much of Saturday distributing leaflets in his ward, apparently as an overpaid delivery boy on behalf of multi-billion rubbish burners Viridor. Simon Hoar, councillor in … Continue reading

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Investigation called for over councillor’s planning interests

Julie Belvir, the Borough Solicitor, Croydon Council‘s senior legal officer, is expected to investigate the conduct of Waddon councillor Clare Hilley. Last month, Inside Croydon published an email from Hilley in which she offered her “planning expertise” to a leading … Continue reading

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Dr Toxic’s latest hit is a real Song for Europe (and Waddon)

It’s unlikely to be at No1 when the next charts are announced, and Justin Beiber has little to fear. But Dr Toxic’s little ditty might just end up becoming an ear-worm for the Waddon councillors who sought election on a … Continue reading

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Leisure centre opens – and charges locals £44 per month

Olympic legacy? Not at the Waddon Leisure Centre, opened yesterday by Croydon Council inviting a Paralympic champion from… Sutton. The public facility – built at a cost of £15million, or one-tenth of the price we are paying for the Council … Continue reading

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‘MPs are being chosen by tiny bunches of people’

Local democracy is in a state of terminal decay, through disinterest, apathy, disgust with politicians and general ignorance, with the effect that unrepresentative cabals are dominating the national political agenda, from Town Hall to parliament, often assuming power simply by … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Labour group prepares for 2014 elections

The Croydon election campaign is underway. The campaign for the 2014 local council elections, that is. Though we are 20 months out from the next local elections, it is notable that the Croydon Labour party is organising so early for … Continue reading

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