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Sing Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, St Matthew’s, Nov 12

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Croydon could be about to get its first black top cop

Croydon could be about the get its first BAME top cop. According to information shared at a Safer Neighbourhood Team event this week, Andy Tarrant, the present Borough Commander, is to step down and be replaced by Chief Superintendent Jeff … Continue reading

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‘Ruthless’ funding cuts to Mayday put improvements at risk

Croydon’s biggest hospital’s finances remain a mess, but progress is being made on the wards, which could be compromised by an announcement expected at tomorrow’s Croydon CCG meeting, as JAMES KILLDARE, our health correspondent, reports Croydon is in the uniquely … Continue reading

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‘Chump from the Dump’ chosen to contest Cameron’s old seat

The English Democrats must be embarrassed that they have chosen serial political loser Winston McKenzie as their candidate for next month’s by-election in Witney, David Cameron’s former parliamentary seat. Because two days after this somewhat eccentric decision was announced at … Continue reading

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Corbyn supporters in Croydon Labour continue to be purged

With a matter of days to go until voting closes in the latest phase of the never-ending Labour leadership contest, and the purge of Corbyn supporters within the Croydon Labour Party continues, with members suspended and told that their votes … Continue reading

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Beats and Eats Sunday Shindig, Surrey Street, Oct 9

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Assembly Member’s lunch at the Hilton excludes smaller firms

Steve O’Connell, the very well-paid London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton, clearly has no belief in the old adage that “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”. The elected representative is the star turn at a local business … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Business, Croydon Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kenley, Planning, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Big Dance after party, Tomorrow Hub, Sep 18

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TfL’s £7.6m grant for 20mph zones and road ‘improvements’

Croydon’s councillors will have an opportunity next Monday to demonstrate that they have grasped Einstein’s definition of insanity, and that they won’t be doing the same thing and expecting different results over the spending of millions of pounds on often … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Cycling, Environment, Fairfield, Parking, Purley Way, South Norwood, Stuart King, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Shirley shome mishtake: boundary review keeps Barwell happy

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest recommendations for Croydon’s parliamentary seats from the Boundary Commissioners, just published Croydon gets to keep three parliamentary constituencies under proposals published today by the Boundary Commission. But the Commissioners have surely delivered what the Tories’ … Continue reading

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Green Heritage Fair, Heathfield House, Sep 17-18

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Cameron’s Revenge: Boundary changes force a Brake up

Four years ago, the LibDems blocked a set of Tory proposals to re-draw parliamentary constituencies. Tomorrow, the latest set of plans are due to be published, and WALTER CRONXITE suggests that they will have far-reaching consequences for four south London … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Steve Reed MP, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

No joke: Croydon comedian Steel reads the bans for Labour

Mark Steel, the stand-up comedian and broadcaster from Croydon who was barred from joining the Labour Party because of his support for another political group nearly a decade ago, has called for some Labour MPs to be banned for supporting … Continue reading

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Barwell remains silent as union campaign saves Land Registry

A couple of hundred civil service jobs in Croydon have been saved – though not because of any action by the Labour-run local council nor the Tory MP for Croydon Central, but following a trades union-led public outcry against the … Continue reading

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More redundancies at free paper take news off the agenda

Most of the journalists – or at least, any journalists who are left – at local free papers the Croydon Guardian and the Sutton Guardian have been put on notice of redundancy by the company which owns them, Newsquest, in … Continue reading

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Council fails to staff its own consultation session in Ashburton

Croydon’s non-consultation consultations reached a new nadir over the weekend, when a promised drop-in session about the old library building in Ashburton Park was left unstaffed by council officials. Residents, and some councillors, have long suggested that such “consultation” sessions … Continue reading

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Borough boundary changes set up councillor re-selections

The political map of Croydon is about to be re-drawn – literally – over the next few weeks. And key changes to the number of borough councillors and the lay-out of the borough’s wards could deal a serious reverse to … Continue reading

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Labour officials continue to flout law over White’s suspension

With just three weeks until the polls close in the latest phase of the never-ending purgatory that is the Labour leadership contest, there continues an anxious wait for some party members and supporters in Croydon over when their voting forms … Continue reading

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Council sells Taberner site in secretive multi-million pound deal

Croydon Council has agreed to sell the Taberner House site. The deal has been done within the first month of Jo Negrini being installed as the council’s chief executive, but neither she nor Tony Newman, the leader of the Labour-run … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, RIF, Simon Hall, Taberner House, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Open House weekend: see where your money’s spent

Croydon’s somewhat curmudgeonly attitude towards Open House London, the annual opportunity to sneak a peek behind normally firmly closed doors, appears to have been shaken off, finally. But not as far as the not-so-dynamic team in the council’s press office … Continue reading

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