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Tories’ deputy leader barred from dole after his Corbyn vote

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a back-firing Conservative stunt. And Councillor Jason Cummings The deputy leader of the Croydon Conservatives could be refused any unemployment benefits – because he tried to vote for Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership election two … Continue reading

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Council housing company appoints director with Qatari links

There are reasons why local authorities resort to setting up separate companies to perform some council functions. Transparency is not one of them, reports our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES Croydon Council has appointed a director of lighting contractor Skanska and … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Broad Green, Colm Lacey, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Fieldway, Heathfield, Housing, Jo Negrini, Kenley, London-wide issues, New Addington, Planning, Shirley, URV, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Croydon Ecology Centre AGM, Heathfield House, Feb 27

Croydon’s own ecology centre welcomes you to its annual meeting and celebration this Saturday, February 27, at 7pm at historic Heathfield House. The meeting is a chance to find out more about the Bee World project, what goes on at … Continue reading

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Victory for residents as Bog in the Box gets flushed away

Inside Croydon is feeling flushed with success. The Bog in the Box is no more, much to the relief of residents of Court Wood Lane, if not the drivers of 353 buses. Earlier this month, Inside Croydon brought you the … Continue reading

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Heathfield House Grand Christmas Bazaar, Dec 6

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Apple Day, Heathfield House orchard, Oct 18

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Green Heritage Fair, Heathfield House, Sep 19-20

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Mind in Croydon Summer Fair, Gravel Hill, Sep 5

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Croydon Tory MP’s aide signs up as Labour Party supporter

Conservative Croydon councillor Jason Cummings, who works as a parliamentary assistant at Westminster to Tory MP Gavin Barwell, has applied to become a supporter of the Labour Party. Cummings is understood to be one of thousands of members of other … Continue reading

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Ecology Centre’s Green Heritage Fair, Sep 19-20

The Croydon Ecology Centre at Heathfield House will be staging its Green Heritage Fair over the weekend of September 19-20, from 11am to 5pm on each day. There will be a large number of stands showcasing the work of local … Continue reading

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Memories of Brenda Kirby help raise funds for cancer centre

It was Brenda Kirby Weekend in Croydon, with ceremonies for the former councillor at Heathfield House and fund-raising in New Addington for the Cancer Care Centre that carries her name. Brenda Kirby died last year, her life celebrated with a … Continue reading

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Croydon election candidates undergo moving experiences

Someone recently posed the question: “Is Croydon boring?” There’s only one answer to that as far as the General Election candidates for the borough’s three constituencies are concerned. Two too safe seats, one marginal, and not a single colourful candidate … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell, Heathfield, Jon Bigger, Property, Sanderstead, Shirley, Steve Reed MP, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Heathfield House charity Christmas bazaar, Dec 7

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UKIP’s McKenzie takes revenge against local whistleblower

Do not, whatever you do, get the wrong side of Winston McKenzie, UKIP’s parliamentary candidate for Croydon North at next year’s General Election. Because if you do, then he might drum you out of his little club. The ex-boxer likes … Continue reading

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Union group accuses MP Reed of ‘appalling nonsense’

Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Lambeth South, has lost the support of some of Croydon’s trades unionists, with one group promising to stand a candidate against the Bliarite “New Labour” advocate at next May’s General Election. The Trades Unionist … Continue reading

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Croydon Ecology Centre seed and seedling sale, May 11

Looking for something pretty to plant in your garden this summer or maybe wanting to grow a few vegetables? Our ‘Bring & Buy Seed, Seedling & Plant Sale’ is just the place to come!

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Croydon under threat from plague of poisonous caterpillars

Croydon must have offended the Almighty. A famine across the borough cannot be far away next, because after the floods of February, residents of Croydon now have to deal with the threat of a pestilence of Biblical proportions. Tony Brooks, … Continue reading

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De-selected Pollard quickly finds Fairfield ward an easy Fitze

Congratulations to the Pollard family, who had to go barely 24 hours facing the horrible prospect of living like ordinary, hard-working Croydon residents and no longer receiving their annual “allowances” total of £67,354 for their part-time roles as Croydon councillors. … Continue reading

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Tory councillors under pressure for re-selection in Heathfield

The nominations to be Conservative candidates in the ultra-safe council ward of Heathfield look like being strongly contested tomorrow. According to a very well-placed Tory source at the Town Hall, the current Heathfield councillors, Jason Cummings, Helen Pollard and a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Clare Hilley, Croydon Central, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Janet Marshall, Jason Cummings, Margaret Mead, Mike Fisher, Richard Chatterjee, Shirley, Simon Hoar, Steve Reed MP, Tim Pollard, Tony Harris, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

100 days to go: UKIP names its Town Hall election candidates

With 100 days to go until Croydon’s local elections on May 22, UKIP has revealed the names of 17 candidates for wards in Croydon Central and South. UKIP has never had a councillor elected to Croydon Council, but 2014 may … Continue reading

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Tea at Five at the Spread Eagle: Oct 2-4

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Green Heritage Fair at Heathfield House: Sep 21-22

The Croydon Ecology Centre at Heathfield House invites you to join them to celebrate the dedicated work of volunteers and professionals from conservation groups who have been caring for the wonderful woodlands and open spaces in and around the borough. … Continue reading

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Croydon Ecology Centre open weekend: June 8-9

The Croydon Ecology Centre at Heathfield House is staging its summer open weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9. Open from 11am to 5pm both days, entry is free. At 3pm each day, there is a guided tour of the … Continue reading

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Ecology Centre staging plant “bring and buy”: May 12

The Croydon Ecology Centre at Heathfield on Coombe Lane is staging a plant, seed and seedling sale this Sunday, May 12, from noon to 4.30pm. Admission is free. “If you’re looking for something pretty to plant in your garden or … Continue reading

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Bizarre weather sees bazaar’s SOS for wildlife

The wettest summer in recorded history could cause the deadliest winter yet known for wildlife, according to local ecologists, who are staging a charity event on Sunday to raise cash to help feed the birds and animals. The Heathfield Ecology … Continue reading

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