Tag Archives: Steven Downes

Council withdraws High Court case against Inside Croydon

Hailing a ‘victory for commonsense’ over legal threats against him, this website’s editor promises to continue reporting on matters surrounding the Penn Report and Croydon’s bungling efforts to bring those responsible for the borough’s bankruptcy to account A week after … Continue reading

Posted in #KerswellBalls Fund, Croydon Council, Inside Croydon, Jo Negrini, Katherine Kerswell, Stephen Lawrence-Orumwense | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Leisure centre is an asset of community value. Treat it like one

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The time has long passed for polite petitions seeking to save the council-owned Purley Pool. It’s time for the community to take the initiative. By STEVEN DOWNES, Editor of Inside Croydon While Save Purley Pool petitions and banners … Continue reading

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Inside Croydon editor nominated for charity’s prestigious award

Steven Downes, the editor of Inside Croydon, has been nominated for a prestigious award for this website’s campaigning journalism over the provision, or lack of it, for young Croydon residents with autism and special educational needs. Anna Kennedy Online, the … Continue reading

Posted in Anna Kennedy Online, Charity, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Education, Inside Croydon, Local media, Schools | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A week’s a very long time in politics for unbriefed Jasper

By Steven Downes, Editor, InsideCroydon.com Lee Jasper, after admitting that he has been using fake Twitter accounts to boost his by-election campaign, showed today that if elected as an MP he could struggle to keep pace with the volume of … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Stranack, Croydon North, Lee Jasper, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Generosity shows money can work for good in New Addington

The trouble with Secret Millionaire, says STEVEN DOWNES, is it’s a bit like Christmas  when you know how the presents get placed under the tree Channel 4 was once innovative and exciting, a fresh new channel that offered a true … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Charity, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Education, Fieldway, New Addington, Pubs | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments