Tag Archives: Croydon South

Council approves £30m school – despite 5,000 surplus places

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, provides lessons in arithmetic and reading comprehension for Croydon Council, after it cleared the way for the first selective state school in the borough for more than 40 years Croydon Council has removed Green Belt … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara Peacock, Coombe Wood School, Croham, Croydon Council, Education, Maria Gatland, Paul Scott, Planning, Schools | Tagged , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

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

Philp’s PPS appointment creates a Purley poser for Javid

So Chris Philp didn’t miss out in the Prime Minister’s Government reshuffle at the start of the week after all. The Croydon South Tory MP got what amounts to a demotion. Thus Theresa May has managed to create a situation … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick causes anger over Coulsdon housing plans

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on the latest deeply unpopular development being inflicted on Croydon by the council-owned Brick by Brick venture Another week and another controversial Brick by Brick scheme, pushed through relentlessly by the Town Hall husband … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Paul Scott, Planning, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Philp left to ponder as PM’s reshuffle passes him by

The government’s failed reshuffle was an even bigger failure for one Croydon politician, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Chris Philp, the forever-thrusting Tory MP for Croydon South, might well be asking himself what he’s done wrong, after he was left out … Continue reading

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Tory MP told to apologise after bad joke about road safety

A Tory MP was forced into an embarrassing U-turn last night, after an attempt to score petty party political points over road safety. Chris Philp, the Conservative MP for Croydon South, was widely criticised on social media after he tweeted … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Stranack, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Heathfield, Sean Fitzsimons, Stuart King | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Police investigate bomb threat made against Labour MP’s office

The police are investigating a bomb threat made against the constituency office of Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones. The office, on Blackhorse Lane in Addiscombe, is due to be opened officially on Saturday morning by Emily Thornberry, a senior member … Continue reading

Posted in Caragh Skipper, Clive Fraser, Crime, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Ruskin House, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment