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MP Barwell in Twitter spat backs closure of St Helier A&E unit

Just as Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North, was launching a Mayday4Mayday campaign over the weekend, he saw his efforts to save the Accident & Emergency and maternity departments at Croydon’s largest hospital attacked by the Conservative MP … Continue reading

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Croydon Central open primary: Louisa Woodley

Louisa Woodley has brought her slogan “In it to win” from her London Assembly campaign, when in the Sutton and Croydon constituency she saw Conservative Steve O’Connell’s majority come down from 42,665 to 9,418, and for the first time in … Continue reading

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Football event gives a kick to community spirit

Community spirit was alive and kicking last Friday as young people and adults took part in a Community Games football tournament staged at the BRIT School. One wag asked, with the event entitled “Leaders of Tomorrow”, what a Conservative MP, … Continue reading

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On your bike! Out of touch Ottaway’s latest gaffe

This one is firmly filed in the “you couldn’t make it up” category. Cap’n Richard Ottaway, the absentee MP for Croydon South, is very much the inspiration for Inside Croydon. We attempt to detail his selfless public service at every … Continue reading

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Sadvertiser gives Inside Croydon a silly boost in traffic

Inside Croydon would like to thank Glenn Ebrey, editor of the Croydon Sadvertiser (our nickname which even the paper’s own staff now uses). Despite having to deal with at least two recent complaints about his paper to the Press Complaints … Continue reading

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Gavin Barwell MP, political websites, funding and our apology

In an article posted on this website in the early hours of Friday morning (May 20), we reported the inter-connected funding of local Tory MPs, the Conservative group on Croydon council and the publicly funded, party political jobs of some … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, Richard Ottaway MP, Sara Bashford, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Youth services: Shirley meeting for volunteers, May 24

The council’s youth supports service is staging a public meeting in Shirley this Tuesday, May 24. In a message to all interested youth groups, parents and teenagers, they write:

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Barwell’s website, payments and councillors on his staff

Oh dear. Inside Croydon has annoyed one of our local MPs. Again. Gavin Barwell, the Croydon Central MP, is upset because we reported yesterday that it seemed that he is channelling public money to another local Tory, Councillor Tim Pollard, … Continue reading

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Pollard back at the Hub of action after council reshuffle

We have heard unconfirmed reports that the Conservative group that controls Croydon council has undergone a reshuffle. While the ruling Tory group has more than 30 councillors to choose from, council leader Mike Fisher trusts his backbenchers so little that … Continue reading

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Scots Estate Residents Assoc: annual meeting May 21

The Scots Estate Residents’ Association – which covers an area around Norbury that includes Craignish Ave, Dalmeny Ave, Kintyre Close, London Rd and St Helen’s Crescent – is staging its annual meeting this Saturday, May 21 at the Endeavour Hall, … Continue reading

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PM praise for local papers and websites – but no help

Call Me Dave’s been let loose again, this time “writing” about local newspapers for Local Newspaper Week (yes, there’s even one of those). Thing is, if you exchange each Cameronian reference to “newspapers” with the word “website” or “blog”, the … Continue reading

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Tories insist they “will” impose unwanted parking changes

Councillor Phil “Two Permits” Thomas’s shabby attempts to impose money-raising parking controls in Croydon took another turn yesterday, as homes in part of the northern Controlled Parking Zone around Broad Green finally received formal  letters to ask them whether they … Continue reading

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