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Brick by Brick angers more residents with latest ‘ugly’ plans

One of central Croydon’s few remaining Georgian buildings of note is under threat of being overshadowed by one of the latest pieces of “in-fill” overdevelopment by the council’s profit-hungry private housing company, Brick by Brick. The council-backed developers are even … Continue reading

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Coulsdon’s ranty councillor gets a mention in parliament

Fame at last for James Thompson, the ranting Tory councillor from Coulsdon East, whose social media activity even got him mentioned in the House of Commons today. Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North/Lambeth South [delete to distaste] referred … Continue reading

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Delay over Upper Norwood Library transfer raises worries

The future of a library which has served thousands of Croydon residents for more than a century has been thrown into renewed uncertainty, with doubts over the funding for Upper Norwood Library after next year, and with the proposed transfer … Continue reading

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Reed ‘crony’ appointed to manage Newman’s pre-election PR

The council has announced, all so quietly, the appointment of a former senior London Labour Party official to the newly created position of Croydon’s “director of strategy and partnerships”. “That job is effectively the personal assistant to council leader Tony … Continue reading

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Fraser tipped to take chair in Croydon North Labour Party

Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Croydon North/Lambeth South (delete to taste) looks set to get his fourth constituency party chair in the space of 18 months at a meeting being held tonight. Local party insiders tip Clive Fraser, … Continue reading

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Turf war breaks out over election future for Thornton Heath

WALTER CRONXITE reports on an extraordinary attack on the council’s boundary proposals for the borough’s electoral wards A turf war has broken out in the north of the borough between the local Labour leadership and its grassroots members over how … Continue reading

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A series of unfortunate events: our best read articles in 2016

Croydon is poorly served by many of its local politicians. A quick review of the most-read stories on Inside Croydon in 2016 shows that our loyal reader has been an avid consumer of some of their least attractive behaviour 10, … Continue reading

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