Tag Archives: Councillor

Broad Green councillor nominated to be next Mayor of Croydon

Broad Green councillor Manju Shahul Hameed is to be nominated to be the next Mayor of Croydon by the Labour group at Monday’s council meeting. The appointment of the borough mayor is made by a committee on which Conservatives have … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 council elections, Broad Green, Croydon Council, Manju Shahul Hameed, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Off their trolley: council’s sorry whip-round for families in crisis

If you had any doubt whether the people of Croydon need to help the homeless and poor of the borough, because they cannot rely on their elected councillors to provide food and other assistance, then they have only to consider this … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Charity, Croydon Council, Croydon Nightwatch, Fairfield, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Former councillor Peter Champion has died

Peter Champion, a councillor for Whitehorse Manor ward from 1990 to 1998 and an Alderman of the London Borough of Croydon, died on Monday.

Posted in Croydon Council, Selhurst, Toni Letts | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Councillor battles to keep filth off the streets (literally)

TIMOTHY GODFREY is a councillor who receives the Town Hall perks, the allowance, the car parking permit. But his lofty position offers no favours when it comes to getting his north Croydon street cleaned Just in case you think councillors … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Environment, Nathan Elvery, Timothy Godfrey | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Five into three won’t go in Thornton Heath selection race

Labour party members in Thornton Heath ward will get a lesson in basic arithmetic on Monday night: five into three won’t go. Thornton Heath is the latest ward Labour party to conduct its selection process for candidates for next May’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Bensham Manor, Karen Jewitt, Louisa Woodley, Pat Clouder, Thornton Heath, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UKIP’s solution on hot local issues? Hold a vote on them

Is there a better way? PETER STAVELEY, a UKIP candidate at next year’s Croydon Council elections, says his party would stage a public vote on important issues such as the incinerator When the controversial proposal for an incinerator at Beddington … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Peter Staveley, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

“Gis a planning job”: damning email from Croydon councillor

Inside Croydon has obtained an email sent from a Croydon councillor to a leading firm in the building industry, seeking work based on their “planning expertise” at a time when the councillor was serving on the Town Hall’s planning committees. … Continue reading

Posted in Clare Hilley, Croydon South, Julie Belvir, Planning, Richard Ottaway MP, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Former mayors Hecks and Millard have died

Two former Mayors of Croydon, Pat Hecks and Derek Millard, have died.

Posted in Croydon South, Purley, Richard Ottaway MP, South Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thousands sign petition against privatising NHS in Croydon

A petition with signatures from more than a thousand residents seeking the protection of Croydon NHS services from the worst effects of privatisation was being presented this morning to Dr Tony Brzezicki, the joint chair of the new Croydon Commissioning … Continue reading

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£140 million: the cost of our council’s secrecy and vanity

In an exclusive column for Inside Croydon, TONY NEWMAN, right, local councillor for Woodside ward and leader of the Labour opposition group at the Town Hall, counts the high costs of a council vanity project As we move into 2013, … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Mike Fisher, Tony Newman, URV, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Speeding to a conclusion when the numbers do not add up

Croydon resident ANTHONY MILLER is concerned about speed limits. What’s worrying him are suggestions of reducing the speed limit to 20mph Hidden away in the Tweets of our local councillors are many controversial policy ideas. The ones that the Milibands … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Commuting, Environment, London-wide issues, Purley, Sean Fitzsimons, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

For Falks’ sake: Norwood tunnel’s overlooked coverage

In the past couple of weeks, Inside Croydon carried two pieces on the centenary of the foot tunnel at Norwood Junction: one, here, on its history, the other about the ceremony staged to mark the occasion, where Croydon’s partisan mayor … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Eddy Arram, Environment, History, Paul Scott, Transport, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon starts to gag councillors over planning bids

Another one of Croydon Council’s more ludicrous internal memos reaches us here at Inside Croydon. This one, from the council’s official solicitor, seeks to forbid councillors from talking to local residents on planning matters. Some times. They’re just not entirely … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Cane Hill, Clare Hilley, Croydon Council, Environment, Housing, Jon Rouse, Julie Belvir, London-wide issues, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Restaurants, Ruskin Square, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council planning to keep residents in the dark on planning

Times must be hard at Croydon Council. For while they can afford to help finance the lovely new HQ building as part of an ambitious £450 million redevelopment scheme, or find £20million a year to hire “consultants” and temporary directors … 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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