Category Archives: West Thornton

Croydon condemned for ‘cultural apartheid’ over music ban

One of the country’s most prominent black activists has condemned Croydon Council’s suppression of its own report into the town centre’s night-time economy. Lee Jasper has described Croydon police’s “bashment ban” – withholding licences from nightclubs that want to play … Continue reading

Posted in Amy Lamé Limited, Andy Tarrant, Business, Callton Young, Croydon Council, Dance, Jeff Boothe, Jo Negrini, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Music, Policing, Pubs, Sadiq Khan, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council wanted to whitewash report on police ‘bashment ban’

Today, we publish the review on the borough’s night-time economy and the police’s licensing policies, which council leader Tony Newman and chief exec Jo Negrini didn’t want you to see. WALTER CRONXITE reports Croydon Council officials have suppressed a report … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Callton Young, Croydon Council, Dance, Jo Negrini, Music, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Licensing changes are halted over bashment ban concerns

Council plans to alter its licensing policy in the town centre, after several years of strictly applying rules which discouraged new bars, night clubs and pubs to open, failed to get past the first hurdle of last week’s committee meeting … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Business, Callton Young, Croydon Council, David Wood, Jane Avis, Jo Negrini, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Pubs, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CACFO Education Centre given ‘inadequate’ Ofsted report

Another week in Croydon, another inadequate report from Ofsted inspectors. This time it is for the CACFO Education Centre in Thornton Heath, and follows an inspection in June. The inspectors’ report rates the specialist centre overall as “inadequate”, with “Effectiveness … Continue reading

Posted in CACFO, Callton Young, Charity, Children's Services, Community associations, Croydon Council, Education, Schools | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Labour councillor Watson opts to jump before de-selection

STEVEN DOWNES reports on the latest shift of power at the Town Hall Addiscombe councillor Mark Watson, an influential member of the council cabinet, last night stunned Labour Party members in his ward by announcing his withdrawal from the selection … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Addiscombe East, Andrew Rendle, Ashburton, Business, Jerry Fitzpatrick, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Paul Smith, Sean Fitzsimons, Stephen Mann, Surrey Street, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Car lobbyist Morgan now insists: don’t walk, it’s dangerous

Walking to school is dangerous. That’s the considered advice of a … car campaigner from Coulsdon, as he tries to block a Croydon Council initiative to reduce polluting exhausts and to get some of the borough’s primary-aged children daily exercise … Continue reading

Posted in Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Environment, Parking, Schools, Stuart King, Transport, Walks | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Andrew Rendle, Callton Young, Clive Fraser, Fairfield, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Karen Jewitt, Matthew Kyeremeh, Pat Clouder, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment