Tag Archives: Fairfield

Only three councillors were as good as their word and stood up for the people against Tory Mayor Perry’s 15% Council Tax hike

In the end, after hours of bluster and posturing, just three of the borough’s 70 councillors stood up for the residents that they represent and were as good as their word, voting against the Conservative Mayor’s budget and his 15per … Continue reading

Posted in Claire Bonham, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Esther Sutton, Ria Patel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Green councillors tell Gove: Don’t make our residents pay for ‘a decade of bad decisions, dodgy deals and secret contracts’

Croydon’s Green Party councillors have issued an 11th-hour plea to Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove for him to withdraw permission for Croydon’s Tory Mayor, Jason Perry, to impose a punitive 15per cent Council Tax hike on the ordinary people of … Continue reading

Posted in Council Tax, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Esther Sutton, Mayor Jason Perry, Ria Patel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

£81,000 part-time Mayor takes on yet another directorship

Almost three months since he was appointed to the board of the town centre’s Business Improvement District, creating ‘clear conflicts of interests’, Jason Perry’s declarations have yet to be updated by the council. By KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter … Continue reading

Posted in Allders, Business, CPO, Croydon BID, Mayor Jason Perry, Property, Stiles Harold Williams, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

MP ‘alarmed’ to discover Chinese ‘police station’ on High Street

The Chinese Communist Party is operating a secret police station on Croydon High Street, part of a global network intended to control and intimidate former nationals who have made their homes outside China. Beijing claims that almost a quarter of … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Central, Fairfield, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

Noise from a Doctor Who episode traced to Brick by Brick block

In the end, it was confirmed that it was not an alien invasion of central Croydon. Residents living around the Croydon Flyover spent much of the weekend wondering what the eerily strange, out-of-this-world noise was coming from one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, Property, South Croydon, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Town centre PSPO will just drive problems out to the suburbs

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Conservative Mayor’s proposals for a new Public Space Protection Order in the town centre will just displace anti-social behaviour, while failing to help the targets of the on-the-spot fines, says RIA PATEL, pictured left, a Green Party … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Community associations, Crime, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Mayor Jason Perry, Policing, Pubs, Ria Patel, South Norwood Community Kitchen, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Perry’s PSPO will just move ‘problems’ out of town centre

Dressed up as a ‘war on anti-social behaviour’ and used as an excuse for clearing the streets of drinkers, the latest proposals will allow the cash-strapped council to issue money-making fines for often trivial offences. By our Town Hall reporter, … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Crime, Croydon BID, Croydon Council, Dave Stringer, East Croydon, Fairfield, Mayor Jason Perry, Policing, Pubs, Surrey Street, Waddon, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

ENO’s revolutionary £5 tickets for La Bohème at Fairfield

The English National Opera chose Bastille Day to announce some revolutionary ticket pricing for a special, one-off performance of La Bohème at the Fairfield Halls next month. Tickets are just £5 (plus a £1 booking fee) for the ENO’s performance … Continue reading

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Cult Church of Bling wound-up over ‘suspicious’ operations

A Croydon-based church which worked closely with local Tories – and even got close to Boris Johnson – has been shut down after Charity Commission and Insolvency Service investigations found ‘suspicious or incorrect accounts’. By STEVEN DOWNES SPAC Nation has … Continue reading

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Police drugs raid closes High Street and roads in town centre

Dozens of police, some believed to be from specialist drugs units, descended on Katharine Street this morning in a raid on dealers suspected of operating in the town centre. Some residents were evacuated from flats overlooking the High Street as … Continue reading

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Election results leave Labour supporters angry and dismayed

With the final declaration in, WALTER CRONXITE reports on the state of the council after the 2022 elections By the end, the emotions on show at the Croydon Council election count at Trinity School were less those of shock, disappointment … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, 2022 Croydon Mayor election, Andrew Pelling, Broad Green, Chris Clark, Claire Bonham, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Esther Sutton, Fairfield, Jade Appleton, Jason Perry, Katherine Kerswell, Kola Agboola, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, New Addington North, Oliver Lewis, Park Hill and Whitgift, Paul Scott, Peter Underwood, Planning, Robert Canning, Sanderstead, Selhurst, South Croydon, Steve Reed MP, Tony Pearson, Val Shawcross, Waddon, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Labour’s Town Hall group in rush to crown King as new leader

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest behind-the-scenes moves by some of those who helped bankrupt the council The Labour group at the council, now reduced to 34 councillors, is moving swiftly to anoint Stuart King as their new leader. … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Callton Young, Hamida Ali, Joy Prince, Manju Shahul Hameed, Paul Scott, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Tony Newman, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

No Overall Control: full election results for Croydon’s 28 wards

No overall control. After weeks of campaigning, all the voting and, eventually, all the counting was concluded three days after the polls closed, the final results of the 2022 Croydon local elections were in. With the borough’s first Green councillors … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, Addiscombe East, Addiscombe West, Bensham Manor, Broad Green, Claire Bonham, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Fairfield, Kenley, New Addington, New Addington North, Norbury, Norbury Park, Old Coulsdon, Park Hill and Whitgift, Purley, Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Selsdon and Addington Village, Selsdon Vale and Forestdale, Shirley North, Shirley South, South Croydon, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Waddon, West Thornton, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

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Butler and Scott among those not facing the voters again

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the high drop-out rate among Croydon’s Labour councillors, bruised and deflated after nearly eight years in charge at the Town Hall Paul Scott and Alison Butler, the husband and wife duo who made up … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Caragh Skipper, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Housing, Jamie Audsley, Jose Joseph, Joy Prince, Louisa Woodley, Mary Croos, Paul Scott, Robert Canning, Selhurst, Stephen Mann, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Waddon, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

‘Corrupt’ selection process rejects second Labour councillor

CROYDON IN CRISIS: An elected councillor has described his party’s local election selection process as ‘flawed and corrupt’, as it emerges that Mary Croos has joined Jamie Audsley in being rejected as a candidate for 2022. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES … Continue reading

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‘Wonky’ trees given a reprieve after Inside Croydon report

The “wonky” trees of a South Croydon residential street have been given a reprieve from the cash-strapped council’s chainsaw – for a while, at least, following an Inside Croydon report. Residents of Mulgrave Road, which is claimed to be “the … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Clark, Environment, Fairfield, South Croydon, South Croydon Community Association | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Water supply in Waterworks Yard flats dries up again

Just four days since residents of Bridge House had their water supplies reconnected, and the taps in the block off Surrey Street are running dry once again. As Inside Croydon reported last week, a faulty pump saw residents of nearly … Continue reading

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Bridge House gets its water supply restored – but only just

Residents in Bridge House were able to have a cup of tea with their breakfast today, and perhaps even take a shower, as their water supply was finally reconnected in the early hours of this morning – nearly four days … Continue reading

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MP says agents lied over water outage in Waterworks Yard

A Croydon MP has accused a firm of managing agents of having lied, as residents in a town centre block of flats were left without water for nearly four days and with no functioning lift. Some of the residents of … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Central, Fairfield, Housing, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Fix! Internal Labour inquiry confirms selection stitch-up

EXCLUSIVE: After the local Labour Party tried to cover-up the scandal of their botched handling of the Fairfield ward by-election last year, the resulting inquiry criticises the ‘questionable integrity and competence of paid party officers’. By STEVEN DOWNES An internal … Continue reading

Posted in Caragh Skipper, Fairfield, Jack Buck, Jose Joseph, Niro Sirisena, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Woman assaulted by Labour councillor: I want to reopen case

The woman who was subjected to vicious domestic violence by a sitting Croydon Labour councillor has spoken out publicly for the first time since her ordeal. The violent attack, which took place last September, led to the resignation of Niro … Continue reading

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Call to remove Churchill mural puts Labour council on spot

Council leader Tony Newman doesn’t tend to enjoy having his judgement called into question, but a councillor-backed petition to remove the image of the wartime leader from the side of a town centre building appears to do just that, as … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Business, Chris Clark, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, History, Rise Gallery, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Newman’s ‘virtually all there’ for his secret Town Hall meeting

The government finally moved late last week to make it legally possible for local authorities to stage “virtual” council meetings, and to continue with a semblance of Town Hall business during the covid-19 lockdown. Yet less than 48 hours before … Continue reading

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Newman feels pressure as Fairfield selection referred for review

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how an internal party scandal is about to cause more discomfort for the Croydon council leader As council leader Tony Newman comes under increasing pressure over a range of policy failures, while the Democratically Elected … Continue reading

Posted in Caragh Skipper, Chris Clark, Clive Fraser, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, David White, Fairfield, Jose Joseph, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments