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Adrian Dennis: ‘A legacy of honesty, integrity and decency’

Tributes to the life and works of Adrian Dennis, the former Thornton Heath Labour councillor who died last week, have flooded in from a wide range of former colleagues and friends, including a former Deputy Mayor of London. Dennis, who … Continue reading

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Alderman Adrian Dennis, who scolded ‘Lord Tea Bag’, has died

Adrian Dennis, the former Labour councillor, a Freeman of the Borough and Honorary Alderman, has died. He was 67. Dennis was one of three councillors to take the Thornton Heath ward in 1986 from the Ratepayers’ Alliance, a grouping with … Continue reading

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All change at West Croydon as TfL makes a platform switch

Train travellers at West Croydon Station have also been having to deal with an imposed service change today, and one which disability groups say was not adequately consulted and which puts their members at a considerable inconvenience if they need … Continue reading

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Having a ‘mare: why our council needs to return to committees

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There’s much wrong with the way our Town Hall business is run, but it won’t be fixed by having a the ‘dictatorship’ of a directly elected mayor, writes ADRIAN DENNIS So-called directly elected mayors are nothing other than … Continue reading

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Confusion at Mayday hospital car park over blue badge charges

Patients arriving at Mayday Hospital this week with valid disability blue badges in their cars are facing having to pay parking charges for the first time, or even the possibility of a penalty fine for using the hospital car park. … Continue reading

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Disability groups never consulted over latest Watson whim

Members of two bodies which seek to represent the interests and needs of Croydon’s disabled and elderly – one of which is organised by the council itself – have confirmed that there was no consultation held with them before Croydon … Continue reading

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‘Elderly and disabled avoid town centre as it is too dangerous’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Former Labour councillor ADRIAN DENNIS, pictured left, accuses the current Town Hall administration of failing to fulfil its legal responsibilities over the closure to traffic of a short stretch of the High Street While there were very good … Continue reading

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Now Carillion remove home library service from the disabled

GENE BRODIE, our libraries correspondent, on the latest shocker from a construction company which is running down our public libraries Carillion, the building company which runs Croydon’s public libraries, has been accused of “blatant discrimination” against the disabled over plans … Continue reading

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Ex-planning chair: council broke law over Coulsdon cottages

CROYDON COMMENTARY: A borough alderman and former chair of the council planning committee, ADRIAN DENNIS, pictured right, suggests that the council may have failed to follow the letter of the law in the planning notification for Well Cottages Apart from … Continue reading

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Veteran Labour figure calls for CEO Negrini to be dismissed

A senior figure in the Croydon Labour Party has called for the immediate dismissal of the council’s chief executive, Jo Negrini. Adrian Dennis, who was made a Freeman of Croydon for his 25 years service as a local councillor in … Continue reading

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Turf war breaks out over election future for Thornton Heath

WALTER CRONXITE reports on an extraordinary attack on the council’s boundary proposals for the borough’s electoral wards A turf war has broken out in the north of the borough between the local Labour leadership and its grassroots members over how … Continue reading

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Suspicions raised over the carve-up of Thornton Heath

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Submissions for the review of the borough’s electoral wards closes on Monday. ADRIAN DENNIS, pictured, a former Labour councillor and an alderman of Croydon, has been unimpressed by what he has seen so far Although there are real … Continue reading

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‘Insensitive morons’ order demolition of Norbury extension

CROYDON COMMENTARY: After reading our report on the lengthy delays on processing planning applications, ADRIAN DENNIS, pictured right, a former Labour councillor, says that there are regular examples of abuse of planning powers by senior council officials Sadly there have … Continue reading

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Labour official says party knew of councillor court case in 2013

A long-time official of the local Labour Party has condemned them for selecting and promoting a councillor with links to the Conservative Party. Adrian Dennis is the Croydon alderman who reported his concerns over Labour councillor Matthew Kyeremeh’s political links … Continue reading

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Croydon Labour had doubts about selecting Kyeremeh in 2013

Croydon Council has, for the first time in more than a decade, a councillor who represents neither Labour nor the Conservatives, after Matthew Kyeremeh refused to resign his Town Hall seat following revelations surrounding his divorce case. Kyeremeh, who was … Continue reading

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Bollards! Latest crash underlines danger on Grange Road

Further proof of the need for better enforced speed controls on key routes through Croydon was delivered by another out-of-control motorist on the eve of the end of the council’s 20mph consultation. Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader sent us this picture, … Continue reading

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