Tag Archives: Andy Stranack

Cash-strapped council breaks rent deals with voluntary groups

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Dozens of community centres in the borough which are used and often maintained by volunteers could now face closure as the council ends its rent subsidies. EXCLUSIVE By STEVEN DOWNES The cash-strapped council has written to dozens … Continue reading

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‘Incredible’ Selsdon volunteer wins Mayor of London award

A member of a church in Selsdon who helped co-ordinate her community’s response to the first coronavirus lockdown has been named as a winner of a special volunteers’ award from the Mayor of London. And no sooner was Jaz Potter … Continue reading

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Selsdon locals celebrate as Brick by Brick scheme refused

Labour’s Town Hall whip voted down the council-owned developers’ housing proposal, the first application from them to be rejected in four years. BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports Residents from Selsdon were celebrating today after their concerted objections saw an … Continue reading

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Hawthorn Crescent green is rejected for ACV status by council

Eighty years on from the Battle of Britain, and now Brick by Brick wants to demolish a WWII air-raid shelter as it concretes over Croydon Brick by Brick is pressing on with its self-imposed mission to concrete over as much … Continue reading

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Tory leader Perry shows ruthless streak by sacking Creatura

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the latest game of musical chairs at the Town Hall Mario Creatura has been sacked from his front bench job with the Town Hall opposition group in a reshuffle of the Croydon’s Conservative councillors … Continue reading

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Council planners forced into U-turn over Hawthorn Crescent

EXCLUSIVE: Brick by Brick scheme to build eight houses for private sale on open green space in Selsdon gets pulled from the planning committee agenda. By BARRATT HOLMES Brick by Brick’s application to build on green space at Hawthorn Crescent … Continue reading

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Green spaces under threat as Scott seeks to ignore covenants

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on the latest Brick by Brick schemes which will concrete over green space, destroy mature trees and even tear up a legal covenant that dates back to the 19th century Thursday’s virtual planning meeting will … Continue reading

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Volunteers in Selsdon shift their work from food to support

As – for better or for worse – the government eases coronavirus lockdown conditions, so some of the mutual aid groups and food banks which sprang up around the borough three months ago are now being wound up. Age UK … Continue reading

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Selsdon Food Hub forced to find new kitchen for ready meals

The partial return to work and schools from the coronavirus lockdown has created a crisis for the covid-19 mutual aid group operating in Selsdon: they are about to lose the use of the kitchen where they have prepared nearly 6,000 … Continue reading

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Volunteers in Selsdon deliver 280 food parcels in two weeks

Charity and church workers in the south of the borough have been brought close to tears by the daily acts of generosity from the community in the midst of the coronavirus crisis In Selsdon, a group of local charities, churches, … Continue reading

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Sainsbury’s joins with charities to help Selsdon Food Hub

Charities, community groups and businesses in Selsdon and Monks Hill have teamed up during the coronavirus emergency to provide shopping to the most vulnerable residents living in the area. The groups include Selsdon Contact, a registered charity which has been … Continue reading

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Mayday Hospital is already operating at 100% capacity

Our health correspondent, ALAN FINLAY, on the latest emerging crisis at the borough’s largest hospital, where there can be four-hour waits for emergency beds Mayday Hospital is already been operating at more than 100 per cent capacity for bed use, … 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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De-selected Pollard quickly finds Fairfield ward an easy Fitze

Congratulations to the Pollard family, who had to go barely 24 hours facing the horrible prospect of living like ordinary, hard-working Croydon residents and no longer receiving their annual “allowances” total of £67,354 for their part-time roles as Croydon councillors. … Continue reading

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Tories dump councillor No3 as Barwell strengthens his hand

Andy Stranack was duly selected on Saturday night as a Tory candidate for Heathfield ward in May’s local elections. Stranack’s selection saw a third sitting Conservative councillor dumped in the selection process so far and provided the latest sign that … Continue reading

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Tory councillors under pressure for re-selection in Heathfield

The nominations to be Conservative candidates in the ultra-safe council ward of Heathfield look like being strongly contested tomorrow. According to a very well-placed Tory source at the Town Hall, the current Heathfield councillors, Jason Cummings, Helen Pollard and a … Continue reading

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