Tag Archives: Andrew Pelling

Tories now back boundary changes for Croydon Central

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest stage of deliberations over whether to take parliamentary constituencies from Labour and give the Tories safer seats, or whether to give the Tories safer seats and erase some Labour constituencies Croydon Tories, having originally … Continue reading

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Barwell fails to rule out blocking house building in Croydon

Gavin Barwell, the Croydon Central Tory MP who was recently appointed as Minister for Housing and Planning in Theresa May’s government, has failed to rule out blocking the building of new homes as proposed under the Local Plan in his … Continue reading

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Tory MP calls for gypsy site to be built in Labour ward

Chris Philp, the Tory MP for Croydon South, has gone into full-on suburban Nimby mode, lodging formal objections to outline proposals to create a traveller and gypsy site at Purley Oaks. Even the local dump in the MP’s true blue … Continue reading

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Waddon parkland is earmarked for new secondary school

Might Chris Philp, the Tory MP for Croydon South, get his wish for a grammar school in his constituency? With the Tory government determined to push through schools selection at 11-plus, Croydon could soon get its first grammar school in … Continue reading

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Council says it can’t afford leaflets to publicise Cruise ban

The dangerous Croydon Cruise staged along Imperial Way is now subject to a High Court injunction, with those breaking the legal ruling facing unlimited fines, two years in prison, or both. But yesterday’s application nearly failed thanks to the lawyers … Continue reading

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Little Progress in Croydon, as Newman backs another loser

WALTER CRONXITE says there were plenty of Croydon mentions at the Labour conference, but few signs that those in charge of the local party are about the embrace enthusiasm for the leadership any time soon As Croydon’s Labour politicians and … Continue reading

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Council does High Court U-turn to stop Purley Way racers

Croydon Council officials have performed a sharp U-turn and decided to go to the High Court later this week in efforts “to ban illegal high-speed road races at Imperial Way”. The move to the law, for an injunction against those … Continue reading

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