Tag Archives: Labour

Resident parking permits to be frozen amid modest fee rises

The cost of parking permits and the borough’s free parking bays will remain largely unaltered as the council looks to update and increase some of its other parking charges. The fee for a resident’s first parking permit will stay at … Continue reading

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We should tax polluting incinerators, MPs say at report launch

Waste incinerators, like the one soon to be fully commissioned on Beddington Lane on the Sutton-Croydon borough boundary, frequently breach pollution limits on harmful emissions, but due to a loophole exploited by operators, the public is never informed. Those were … Continue reading

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New Addington teen’s tragedy prompts Parliament visit

The story of a Croydon teenager, working hard in a zero hours job, but mired in fines, mounting debts and interest payments, whose desperate situation ultimately saw him take his own life, will be featured in an emotionally charged docu-drama … Continue reading

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BINMAGEDDON!: More questions raised by rubbish roadshow

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Armed with his exemption letter from the council, telling him that his home was not suited to storing even one, never mind at least three, wheelie bins, IAN HUNTER set off to the public roadshows to hear what … Continue reading

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Council gets more secretive over its councillors’ declarations

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on a strange reversal of previous open and transparent Town Hall policy, which is deliberately keeping cabinet members’ interests under cover The Labour group which is running Croydon Council is becoming more secretive by the … Continue reading

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Angry complaints force U-turn over leisure centre charges

The council’s ‘Better’ leisure centres have been forced to abandon plans to charge the carers of disabled people for use of the facilities. But those on low incomes are still expected to pay £28.50 for a membership scheme they probably … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Felicity Flynn, Fieldway, GLL - Better, Greenwich Leisure, Health, Leisure services, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Purley, Purley Pool, Simon Hall, South Norwood, Sport, Swimming, Thornton Heath, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A six-point plan to enhance our precious, under-threat parks

Conservationist PETER UNDERWOOD says that we need to support a Parks Charter to help guarantee the future of local open spaces I love spending time in nature, and we are blessed with a large number and variety of parks and … Continue reading

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