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Croydon pioneer Gee Bernard will be sorely missed

Tributes have been paid to Gee Bernard, Croydon’s first black councillor, who has died this week, aged 82. Jamaican-born Bernard moved to London in her teens, where she qualified as and worked as a social worker; in 1986, she was … Continue reading

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Marketing is not so sweet for Cherry Orchard Road flats

Developers Menta Redrow are marketing £499,000 flats from a shed alongside East Croydon Station that doesn’t have planning permission, after the cheque to pay the application fee bounced. WALTER CRONXITE reports on the development’s latest controversy An application for permission … Continue reading

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How a rural market town was transformed in Victorian age

Croydon might be undergoing drastic changes in the next few years, but they are nothing to the transformation which happened in the mid 19th century. In an extract from his book, historian JOHN GENT charts how Croydon was shaped in … Continue reading

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Croydon’s well-paid councillors pay their Council Tax on time

WALTER CRONXITE on a new report that shows that in neighbouring boroughs, some councillors have not been punctual in paying their Council Tax bills Yet further evidence has emerged that Croydon Council Tax-payers may be forking out far too much … Continue reading

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Newman: ‘I will 100% oppose any building on Love Lane’

Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Council, has given what he calls “a crystal clear” commitment to opposing any development of housing on Love Lane green. Love Lane green is formed from former playing fields besides the tram lines in … Continue reading

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Council drops public poll to speed up introduction of 20mph

Croydon Council officials have admitted that they need to speed up their own work if they are to implement 20mph speed limits on all the borough’s residential streets. The council wants to skip the opinion surveys which it used as … Continue reading

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Company behind council’s crap app faces winding up order

Croydon Council’s crap app – MyCroydon – could be about to crash, as the company which operates it, Sensemble, was facing winding up proceedings in the High Court today over around £100,000 in unpaid tax bills. The winding up order … Continue reading

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