Tag Archives: Croydon South

‘Stooge’ Philp draws scorn for Walter Mitty role in rail dispute

Transport reporter JEREMY CLACKSON on a breakthrough in the dispute on Southern trains, as the unions call off industrial action after agreeing to talks with the minister following much hard lobbying by commuter group ABC Chris Philp, the Tory MP … Continue reading

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£85m Purley Way scheme is ‘more dangerous’ for cyclists

Transport for London’s revised plans for turning the notorious Fiveways junction on the A23 in Waddon into Fourways have been harshly criticised for ignoring TfL’s own standards for safer roads, the new plans are said to be based on a … Continue reading

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Developers in multi-million-pound gamble over playing fields

Croydon College has sold off disused playing fields near the Purley Way to a private firm of housing developers, while the land does not have planning permission for housing. None of the parties to the secretive deal are willing to … Continue reading

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Labour pains as rival right-wing groups cling to control

WALTER CRONXITE on the north-south divide over candidate selection for next year’s council elections A war of words has broken out between rival right-wingers in Croydon’s Labour Party, as they fight to retain positions, patronage and power following their stunning … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alisa Flemming, Andrew Fisher, Clive Fraser, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, David White, Emily Benn, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Incinerating council wants to ban back garden bonfires

Croydon is a borough council where its officials think nothing of providing false and misleading reports to planning committees, claiming that there is no air pollution issues on the A23 Purley Way near the Fiveways Junction. This happened when the … Continue reading

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#SouthernFail: New MP Jones questions on the Gibb Report

Sarah Jones, the new MP for Croydon Central, has wasted no time in trying to hold the Government to account over its mismanagement of the Southern Rail crisis, as yesterday she tabled five written questions on the subject to Chris … Continue reading

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May’s Chief of Staff was the author of his own election obituary

WALTER CRONXITE has drilled down into the election numbers (well, Electoral Calculus has), and come up with some worrying figures for Croydon Tories It wasn’t only Gavin Barwell who got his P45 from his Westminster job last week. And while … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 General Election, Addiscombe, Andrew Fisher, Ashburton, Chris Philp MP, Croham, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell, Gill Hickson, Jennifer Brathwaite, Kathleen Garner, Michael Swadling, Paul Scully MP, Samuel Kasumu, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tom Brake MP, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments