Tag Archives: Councillor

Former mayors Hecks and Millard have died

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

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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

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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

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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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