Tag Archives: Conservative

School funding cuts are ‘cruel and unfair’ say Croydon heads

The borough’s most senior teachers are warning that their schools are ‘barely able to cope’ with the budgets provided by the Government. Our education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports A survey of Croydon’s headteachers has found that 95 per cent of … Continue reading

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‘A lot of issues aren’t partisan’ says some-time Progress MP

After a couple of years doing his best to pretend he had nothing to do with the Blairite factionalists in Progress (he did: he was deputy chair), and a year after he was part of the “chicken coup” of Labour … Continue reading

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Skipper leads the way as Momentum challenges councillors

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the first manoeuvres among Labour candidates to secure a place on the council next May More than a month later than scheduled, and Croydon Labour’s candidate selection process for next May’s local elections finally reached … Continue reading

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Tories do their bit for housing crisis in their Purley back yard

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on an interesting applicant at tomorrow night’s planning meeting with their own proposal for overdevelopment in Purley Croydon Tories, so often the Nimbys’ friends when it comes to opposing over-development in the borough’s suburbs, will … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon West, Croydon South, Housing, Jason Perry, Mario Creatura, Parking, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Purley, Sue Winborn | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Commission report would snatch away Labour’s new majority

The latest report from the Boundary Commission for England carves up the borough into three new parliamentary seats in a most illogical manner, as WALTER CRONXITE reports The Labour Party in Croydon will be hoping fervently that Theresa May’s dependency … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Ashburton, Broad Green, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fairfield, Fieldway, Merton, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Sanderstead, Sarah Jones MP, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, Siobhain McDonagh MP, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Newman holds meeting with ministers over Westfield’s delays

By Ken Lee, Town Hall correspondent Tony Newman, the Labour leader of the council, was missing from the Town Hall for last night’s extraordinary meeting on the state of the borough’s children’s services. Apparently, he had more important matters to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, CPO, Croydon Council, Housing, Planning, Property, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Negrini’s plea at secret Town Hall meeting to save her own job

KEN LEE reports on a Town Hall meeting to discuss one of the biggest crises in the borough’s history, and which locked out the press and public Jo Negrini, the £185,000 per year council chief executive, issued a thinly veiled … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Barbara Peacock, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Stuart Collins | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments