Category Archives: Woodside

Croydon Assembly calls for an end to ‘Strong Leader’ council

The Croydon Assembly has issued an overt challenge to the leadership of Tony Newman and the Blairite clique who dominate Croydon Council, calling on them to stop “just being managers of austerity”. The Assembly, a coalition of Trades Unionists and … Continue reading

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A three parks walk that takes you back through Croydon history

WANDLE WANDERINGS: Even within the densely populated parts of post-industrial Croydon, close to the source of matchday roars from Crystal Palace’s football ground, it is possible to take a stroll through meadows and parks, accompanied by moor hens and cyclists, … Continue reading

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Councillor to report Croydon’s ‘Godfather Affair’ to police

STEVEN DOWNES on the backlash from senior figures at the Town Hall to the secrecy and cover-up over the sudden departure of a council director Senior councillors in Croydon have expressed mounting anger over the council’s “Godfather Affair”, where executive … Continue reading

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Council in cover-up over departure of £787-a-day consultant

STEVEN DOWNES reports on the abrupt exit of the man behind Croydon’s ‘crap app’, following a serious breach of the Town Hall’s code of conduct Harwinder “Harry” Singh, Croydon Council’s £787-a-day “fake-it-till-you-make-it” IT consultant, is no longer working for the … 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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Government grant for child asylum seekers is ‘unacceptable’

Croydon Council is to contest the central government grant it has been allocated towards the costs of supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, with just £370,000 towards the £3million costs being described as “unacceptable”. Croydon deals with 10 per cent of UASCs … 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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