Category Archives: West Thornton

Southern never consulted TfL about late night timetable cuts

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, reports on how the train operators are railroading through their plans for reduced overnight services to south London and the coast Transport for London was not consulted over the timetable changes to be introduced at … Continue reading

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Barwell says £1.5m to save lives on our roads is ‘wasteful’

KEN LEE, our south of the borough correspondent, reports on the latest not-very-bright piece of opposition-for-opposition’s sake dreamt up by the local Conservatives The latest exercise in political point-scoring from Croydon’s Tories, including gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell, could put children’s lives … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Council, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Policing, Sara Bashford, Stuart King, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Audsley pays price as Newman sacks him as cabinet deputy

A lapse in judgement means that Jamie Audsley will be about £10,000 out of pocket next year, as the Bensham Manor ward councillor has been sacked from Labour leader Tony Newman’s cabinet team. Or, as Tony Soprano once said, “There’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Bensham Manor, Humayun Kabir, Jamie Audsley, Maggie Mansell, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mark Watson, Norbury, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Robert Canning, Stephen Mann, Stuart King, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Barwell campaign is quick to take to the battleground streets

WALTER CRONXITE reports on Labour’s slow, and candidate-less, start to campaigning in what is supposed to be a marginal constituency, as polls show the Tories likely to win in four key wards Croydon Conservatives have got off to such a … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell MP, New Addington, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Plan rejected for primary on busy Thornton Heath road

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on an important decision for the future health of generations of school children taken at last night’s planning committee Councillors on Croydon’s planning committee last night unanimously rejected a proposal to build a three-form-of-entry primary … Continue reading

Posted in Bernadette Khan, Education, Environment, Jamie Audsley, Paxton Academy, Planning, Schools, Stuart King, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Seriously flawed’ plans for Portakabin Academy’s new home

GENE BRODIE, education correspondent, on how millions of pounds of public money are being spent to build a school next to a busy road at Thornton Heath which even a Labour council cabinet member thinks will have too many pupils … Continue reading

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Not much to show for £5.4m spent on East Croydon’s bus stops

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports from East Croydon bus station after its re-opening yesterday, more than a month later than scheduled So is that it? Is that what the council and Transport for London took almost six months and, they … Continue reading

Posted in Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Stuart King, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments