Tag Archives: Croydon

School funding cuts are ‘cruel and unfair’ say Croydon heads

The borough’s most senior teachers are warning that their schools are ‘barely able to cope’ with the budgets provided by the Government. Our education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports A survey of Croydon’s headteachers has found that 95 per cent of … Continue reading

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Newman holds meeting with ministers over Westfield’s delays

By Ken Lee, Town Hall correspondent Tony Newman, the Labour leader of the council, was missing from the Town Hall for last night’s extraordinary meeting on the state of the borough’s children’s services. Apparently, he had more important matters to … Continue reading

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Former Mayor of Croydon decides to stand down from council

Another senior member of the Labour group at the Town Hall has decided not to stand at next May’s council elections. Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, a councillor in South Norwood ward since 2010, announced his decision to colleagues yesterday. Trakas-Lawlor is the … Continue reading

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Negrini offers council staff £500 to recruit social workers

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the increasingly desperate-looking efforts at the council to deal with the crisis in the borough’s children’s services Croydon Council has offered all its staff a £500 reward if they can help solve the borough’s social worker … Continue reading

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Tory government still refusing to pay for fitting sprinklers

Work has begun to install sprinklers in 1,250 council-managed flats in tower blocks in Croydon, but the Tory government continues to refuse to provide any financial assistance towards the £10million costs, despite the horrific tragedy at Grenfell Tower earlier this … Continue reading

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Night clubbers’ cars stop Surrey Street traders from working

It is only now, three months after the re-opening of Surrey Street Market, beginning to emerge why it was necessary to spend £1.2million on resurfacing a stretch of the road as part of Councillor Mark Watson’s attempt to drive stall-holders … Continue reading

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All change on trams as TfL decides Elmers has reached an end

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports on an end to direct tram services from New Addington to Wimbledon The operators of the Croydon tram system are to introduce drastic changes in the service next month – without consulting their passengers, or … Continue reading

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