Tag Archives: Croydon North

Formal complaint filed on Scott as BBC turns out for protest

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the gathering storm over the Labour-run council’s private house-building schemes Croydon Council’s controversial chair of its planning committee, Councillor Paul Scott, has been subject of yet another formal complaint regarding bombastic and bullying conduct … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick scheme is accused of breaking planning rules

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the mounting anger and opposition to the council-owned house-builder’s plans, with objections coming even from the local Labour MP Another day, another planning disaster looms from Brick by Brick and Tony Newman’s Labour-lite council. … Continue reading

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Citiscape residents hit with £2m bill to remove Grenfell cladding

Residents in a town centre tower block could face financial ruin after a tribunal ruled today that they must meet the costs of replacing the Grenfell-style flammable cladding that encompasses their homes. The leaseholders in the 95-apartment Citiscape complex on … Continue reading

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Labour campaign rocked by complaints over abuses of power

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the mounting complaints over the mishandling of candidate selections ahead of Town Hall elections in May The mismanaged and still incomplete candidate selection process being conducted by Croydon Labour ahead of the local elections on … Continue reading

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Residents get chance to see plans for re-wilding Norbury Brook

The Environment Agency is considering letting one of south London’s rivers break free of its concrete shackles and helping to “re-wild” one of Croydon’s parks in an effort to reduce the risks of flooding. The EA is staging an event … Continue reading

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Whitehall orders Camden to take charge of children’s services

An independent commissioner has recommended that Croydon’s crisis-hit children’s services department needs outside help, after failures of leadership and management. WALTER CRONXITE reports Pressure continues to mount on Tony Newman, the council leader, after the Department for Education last night … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Social Care, Alisa Flemming, Barbara Peacock, Children's Services, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Jo Negrini, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Corbyn supporter launches appeal against party suspension

A black activist who has campaigned against racism throughout his life is seeking donations towards a legal fighting fund to help overturn the suspension of his membership of the Labour Party. Marc Wadsworth, who lives in Thornton Heath, in the … Continue reading

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