Tag Archives: Labour

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

Posted in Croydon Central, Croydon North, David White, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Epic fail’ by Southern as emergency timetable is withdrawn

A representative of railway staff has hit back at Southern Railways for blaming its employees for the failings of management over the withdrawal of around 150 services per day under what it called an “emergency” timetable. Mick Cash, the general … 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 , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Activities, Art, Bernard Weatherill House, Boxpark, Croydon Council, Outside Croydon, Property, Ruskin Square, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ruskin House calls for work team volunteers this weekend

Volunteers required to help out at Ruskin House this Sunday and bank holiday Monday from 10am. Tasks include gardening, cleaning, painting, general DIY and rubbish clearance. There is still have a large quantity of books which need to be recycled: … Continue reading

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Three-year residency rule on council homes could cost millions

Tony “Soprano” Newman’s cunning plan for winning the 2018 local elections is to out-UKIP UKIP, with a housing policy that will restrict those qualifying for council homes to those who have lived in Croydon for at least three years. Newman, … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Planning, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

More questions over £500,000 bid to gentrify Surrey Street

Some traders and residents based in or around Surrey Street are beginning to question whether Croydon Council is steamrollering them into a future for the 700-year-old market which few, if any, of them want or are happy with. Mark Watson, … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Fly tipping, Mark Watson, Music, Refuse collection, Street lighting, Surrey Street | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Barwell’s 2020 vision would see him run for Croydon Mayor

WALTER CRONXITE on the recent machinations and positionings by a career politician who is preparing for defeat at the next Westminster election Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell has admitted that he has ambitions to run to be Croydon’s first directly … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Mark Watson, Paul Scott, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Croydon pulls plug on Wandle Regional Park funding

Croydon Council has pulled the plug on its annual grant to a quango which was set up with other local authorities to create a regional park in the Wandle Valley, stretching through Merton and Wandsworth to the Thames. Senior council … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Charity, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Timothy Godfrey, Waddon, Wandle Park | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council get the humps to put Imperial Way on Cruise control

Croydon Council wants to install speed humps on the borough’s roads for the first time in 10 years – but it took the death of a young father to persuade them to take any action. The “Croydon Cruise” has become … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Joy Prince, Policing, Robert Canning, Stuart King, TfL, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour members seize their chance to show support for Corbyn

Labour members in Croydon North, eventually given the opportunity to attend a nomination meeting over the party’s leadership, voted overwhelmingly in favour of Jeremy Corbyn last night. For the second time in 12 months. Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Mark Watson, Paul Scott, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council having second thoughts over its ‘busybodies’ charter’

WALTER CRONXITE on how attempts to give special powers for the police and private security guards in central Croydon have stalled Five years on from  rioting, arson and looting breaking out in West Croydon, there are signs that the borough’s … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Environment, Hamida Ali, Policing, Property, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Constituent gets visit from police for asking questions of MP

Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Croydon North/Lambeth South [delete to taste] has resorted to filing a formal complaint to the borough police commander about a constituent, after the resident had the audacity to ask questions of their elected … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon North, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

Staff to move out of two more floors of £140m Council HQ

BARRATT HOLMES, our development correspondent, has discovered that by taking in corporate ‘lodgers’, the purpose-built local authority offices won’t be able to provide desks for 40% of the council’s staff Fisher’s Folly, the purpose-built local authority “hub” which was built … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Council, Jon Rouse, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Croydon Labour meeting bans the use of the word ‘Blairite’

It’s official: the word “Blairite” is now considered to be a term of abuse in the Labour Party and its use banned at meetings. “Blairite” was on the list of proscribed words, apparently provided by Labour HQ and which was … Continue reading

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Reed could finally face members’ questions over Corbyn

Officials at Croydon North’s Constituency Labour Party have flip-flopped over a leadership election nomination meeting, and have emailed members this afternoon to announce that an all-member meeting will now take place after all, next Monday. It means that Shirley Hills … Continue reading

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Council returns £250,000 pupil premium and doesn’t know why

Cash-strapped Croydon Council sent back nearly £250,000 of education funding unspent to Government last year. The cash represents almost one-quarter of Croydon’s pupil premium, intended for some of the borough’s most in-need children. And probably most worrying of all, when … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Croydon Council, Education, Maria Gatland, Schools, Sean Fitzsimons, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Former reporter in bitter attack against ‘clickbait’ Advertiser

STEVEN DOWNES on an extraordinary Twitter outburst from a “heart broken” local newspaper journalist who says that redundancies and cut-backs at his old workplace have made things “really shit” The Croydon Sadvertiser is dead. It’s ceased to be. It’s pushing … Continue reading

Posted in Clare Hilley, Croydon Advertiser, Croydon Guardian, Local media | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

‘Desperate’ Reed resorts to data-scraping to get desired result

First, he refused to speak to the members about the Labour leadership at his constituency party’s annual meeting. Then, he took part in a visit to central Croydon with Owen Smith, the challenger to Jeremy Corbyn, but didn’t bother to … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Fisher, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, David White, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Alas Smith and Jones: Labour members get behind Corbyn

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest embarrassing set-back for the Croydon clique which yearns for a return to the “good old days” of Tony Bliar The ordinary members of a Croydon Constituency Labour Party, when given a chance last night … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Rendle, Carole Bonner, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Maddie Henson, Mark Watson, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones, Sean Fitzsimons, Simon Hall, Stephen Mann, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Toni Letts, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment