Tag Archives: Margaret Mead

Coulsdon councillor Bains gets bumped in Tory selections

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, reports that in the latest Croydon game of musical chairs, the music hasn’t stopped yet Jeet Bains, the subterraneanly low-profile Conservative councillor for Coulsdon West, looks to be the first casualty of the enforced re-selections … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Ashburton, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, Donald Speakman, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, James Thompson, Jeet Bains, Luke Clancy, Margaret Mead, Mario Creatura, Purley, Selsdon & Ballards, Sue Winborn, Tony Newman, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Terry & June, the sequel: His and Her MBEs

As it’s the pantomime season, Inside Croydon is proud to present a special Croydon-themed show, not featuring Gareth Gates and unlikely to be performed at the Fairfield Halls any time soon, but starring Croydon’s First Couple, Dudley and Margaret Mead … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Fairfield Halls, Gavin Barwell, Heathfield, London Mozart Players, Margaret Mead, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Theatre, Tony Newman, URV, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Education spokeswoman joins Letts on Whitgift board

An overwhelming 81 per cent of respondents in Inside Croydon’s latest online poll believe that veteran Labour councillor Tony Letts should resign her position on the board of governors of the Whitgift Foundation to avoid conflicts of interest in her … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alisa Flemming, Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Education, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell, Margaret Mead, Old Palace, Property, Sarah Jones MP, Schools, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Trinity School, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation, Whitgift School | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Tory council votes to increase payments to its leadership

Mike Fisher, the florid-faced leader of the Conservatives who have been running Croydon Council since 2006, is keen to see next Thursday’s election contested on his record in office. Unsurprisingly, the £1 billion debt that Croydon Council has built up … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Kenley, Margaret Mead, Mike Fisher, Steve O'Connell, Surrey, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Yeo, Perry and the ‘unacceptable face of Conservatism’

Croydon can rest easy: there is only one Jason Perry (and no, this is not suggested as a new chant from the Holmesdale End, “One Jason Perry, there’s only one…”). Inside Croydon’s loyal reader points out that, if you dig … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Business, Clare Hilley, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Jason Perry, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Property, South Croydon, URV, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Charity Commission forces council to drop Fairfield takeover

Croydon Council’s plans to take over the Fairfield Halls have collapsed, in yet another embarrassing and costly (for Council Tax-payers) reversal for the Conservative administration at the Town Hall. And this at a time when the costs of the much-needed … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Charity, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Education, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, London Mozart Players, London-wide issues, Margaret Mead, Planning, Riesco Collection, Theatre, URV, Warehouse Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

How long does it take a £43k pa councillor to answer a letter?

Having seen Inside Croydon’s report last night about the many interesting interests of Dudley and Margaret Mead, Croydon Council’s very own Terry and June, loyal reader John Gass got in touch. Our report was about the various charities, businesses and … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Margaret Mead | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Council’s Mr & Mrs act that defies proper declarations

The move by Croydon Council to take over the running of the Fairfield Halls has thrown a supertrouper spotlight on some of the interests, and potential conflicts of interest, of leading members of the borough’s Establishment. After all, with senior … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Care Homes, Charity, Croydon 8/8, Dudley Mead, Fairfield Halls, London Mozart Players, Margaret Mead, Old Palace, Riots Review Panel, Schools, Trinity School, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation, Whitgift School | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

X marks the spot: Croydon appoints firm in administration

News reaches Inside Croydon of what appears to be yet another epic fail by the leadership at Croydon Council. On February 11, at the Town Hall cabinet meeting, Mike Fisher, the council leader, and his “top team” decided to appoint … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Environment, Jason Perry, Margaret Mead, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Phil Thomas, Sara Bashford, Simon Hoar, Steve O'Connell, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Twelve hours to try to save what’s left of Croydon culture

Today sees the deadline for submissions to a Croydon Council consultation on spending cuts over the next two years. What do you mean, you were not aware of Croydon Council running such a consultation? After all, our council – motto: … Continue reading

Posted in Council Tax, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Education, Environment, History, John Laing Integrated Services, Libraries, Margaret Mead, Parking, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Elderly care done on the cheap at couldn’t care-less Croydon

Yet another example of how our local council, in off-loading its social care responsibilities, is opting for the lowest cost option rather than acting in the best interests of Croydon’s most vulnerable people. It is less than a month since … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Care Homes, Fairfield Halls, Health, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments