Tag Archives: Peter Underwood

It is time to act to save Croydon’s precious green spaces

CROYDON COMMENTARY: While getting out and about during the covid-19 crisis, PETER UNDERWOOD, pictured left, has discovered parks and open spaces that need more care, and which are coming under increasing threat of development – from the Labour council and … Continue reading

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No Labour councillors sign petition against council job cuts

Hundreds of Croydon Council workers, many of whom helped to provide frontline services to the borough’s residents during the coronavirus lockdown, are expected to gather outside the Town Hall in Queen’s Garden’s at lunchtime today to protest at the threat … Continue reading

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Community spirit helped us through the crisis. Let’s cherish it

It is Volunteers’ Week and this year, writes PETER UNDERWOOD, it is more important than ever that we celebrate what makes people want to volunteer One of the really positive things to come of the coronavirus pandemic crisis has been … Continue reading

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It’s time for Philp to condemn No10’s Cummings and goings

CROYDON COMMENTARY: If Croydon South’s Conservative MP does not join the calls for Dominic Cummings to be sacked, PETER UNDERWOOD (right) says will be calling for his suspension from the House of Commons It has been very easy to criticise … Continue reading

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Wider pavements and slower cars: King makes road changes

The council has announced a range of measures on the streets in West Croydon and Woodside to assist social distancing for pedestrians, improve road conditions for cycling, while suspending parking bays and announcing the intention of enforcing speed restrictions on … Continue reading

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Climate Crisis Commission is a last chance to make a change

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Climate Crisis Commission met for the first time this morning. PETER UNDERWOOD, one of the commission members, explains what its work will involve In the face of the growing threat of climate change, this is our chance … Continue reading

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It’s time to vote for someone who ‘gets’ the climate emergency

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Worried about flooding locally, and climate change globally? PETER UNDERWOOD, pictured right, a Green Party candidate, says that these issues should be a central in the London Assembly elections Families and businesses are yet again being left to … Continue reading

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FitzRoy closes gap on Philp and calls for Remainer support

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on surprising developments in the south of the borough where tactical voting could come into play Labour’s candidate in Croydon South, long regarded as a true-blue Conservative constituency, this morning issued a plea to Liberal … Continue reading

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Labour looking strong as freezing polling day approaches

As we enter the final week of the General Election campaign, political editor WALTER CRONXITE gets a guide on the likely results from the pollsters and the bookmakers Next Thursday’s polling day for the General Election is predicted to have … Continue reading

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Under The Flyover Election Special podcast: Peter Underwood

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, introduces the third of our  ground-breaking virtual hustings Ahead of the General Election on December 12, Inside Croydon invited some of the candidates from across the three Croydon parliamentary constituencies to join us at our … Continue reading

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‘Dumb Creatura’: bad week for Tories who duck questioning

The subject of ridicule in the national press, criticised for handing over voter details to a cult-like church and now too scared to face questions from Inside Croydon’s virtual hustings: Mario Creatura’s dream of becoming a Conservative MP is turning … Continue reading

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Green Party opts against ‘Remain Alliance’ in Croydon Central

There’s no chance of the Green Party’s Croydon candidates running up any gas-guzzling air miles to get around their constituencies ahead of the General Election on December 12, as all three live and work in the areas they are seeking … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Friends of the Earth, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Croydon South, Environment, Esther Sutton, Peter Underwood, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why Croydon needs more and better democracy, not less

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For all the talk of introducing a directly elected mayor for Croydon, what’s been overlooked is the need to make every vote count, writes Green Party candidate PETER UNDERWOOD There are lots of people in Croydon who are … Continue reading

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Cherish your ‘local green space’ and take part in consultation

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Less than two years after Croydon’s Local Plan was signed off by government officials, and the council is running a new consultation that looks to change it. PETER UNDERWOOD, right, explains how it is important that as many … Continue reading

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Extinction Rebellion wants council to call a climate emergency

As PETER UNDERWOOD reports, CROXR is pressing the Town Hall to make changes to its environmental policies It’s a stereotypically British thing to talk about the weather. So it’s no surprise that the torrential rain has been the main topic … Continue reading

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Scott puts forward proposals to raise parking fees by 375%

“The problem isn’t with cars being parked, it’s with cars being driven.” Croydon’s Labour-run council is putting forward proposals for £300 per year resident parking permits which will hit the poor and the elderly hardest, as transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON … Continue reading

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Underwood named on Greens shortlist for London Mayor

Peter Underwood, a regular on the ballot paper at local and parliamentary elections in Croydon, has made it on to the Green Party’s shortlist of candidates for selection to stand for Mayor of London in 2020. The Greens pride themselves … Continue reading

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Blocking a Thames bridge just a start for Extinction Rebellion

As hundreds of protestors took to the streets – literally – to bring south London’s traffic to a standstill at the Elephant and Castle at lunchtime today, Croydon Green activist PETER UNDERWOOD explains what it is all about On Saturday, … Continue reading

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Calls for council to halt use of weedkiller linked to cancer

Weedkillers including glyphosate, which has been linked to causing cancer in humans, continue to be used by Croydon Council, whose contractors even spray the substance around public parks and children’s playgrounds. Now Friends of the Earth is calling on the … Continue reading

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Croydon is worst in all London for asthma attack cases

PAUL LUSHION, our environment correspondent, on some very worrying scientific findings about air quality in Croydon – before the Beddington incinerator even begins full operation According to the Evening Standard, “Croydon has been named the worst borough in London for … Continue reading

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Greens in Croydon are ready in case of Brexit snap election

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on some behind-the-scenes preparations for a General Election (yes, another one) Speculation continues to mount over whether Prime Minister Theresa Mayhem can get her Brexit plan through Parliament, and at least one of the local political … Continue reading

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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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The election lesson for Croydon’s Greens is: must do better

CROYDON COMMENTARY: What’s the state of local democracy after last week’s local elections? Not great, according to PETER UNDERWOOD As the dust settles on another local election campaign it’s time to start looking at what the results mean for the … Continue reading

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It’s time to end the Town Hall’s Punch and Judy show

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Local election candidate PETER UNDERWOOD, pictured, says that next week’s visit to the polling station is your opportunity to vote for change A week on Thursday, you will elect your local councillors to sit on Croydon Council for … Continue reading

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Greens challenge Labour on ‘regeneration’ and social housing

The Green Party today heaped more pressure on Labour councils in London – including Croydon – which have opted to sell-off large tracts of public property for private housing, while failing to deliver housing for social rent – or what … Continue reading

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