Tag Archives: Tory

Former reporter in bitter attack against ‘clickbait’ Advertiser

STEVEN DOWNES on an extraordinary Twitter outburst from a “heart broken” local newspaper journalist who says that redundancies and cut-backs at his old workplace have made things “really shit” The Croydon Sadvertiser is dead. It’s ceased to be. It’s pushing … Continue reading

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Plodding councillor behind police cuts wants Pokémon patrols

Steve O’Connell, the Tory London Assembly Member from Croydon who has stood by while there has been a cut of 20 per cent in the number of uniformed policemen on the streets of London, now wants what is left of … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Crime, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Policing, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Don’t mention the arrest!’ LibDems mislead by omission

Ballot-weary voters in Carshalton are being expected to go to their polling stations once more this week, for a local council ward by-election. Though the party running Sutton Council is trying its utmost to avoid telling them why. The LibDems’ … Continue reading

Posted in London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council drops own housing company for new Taberner scheme

In central Croydon, where some think it is “easy” to build houses, it’s back to square one for the building of homes on the site of Taberner House, the council’s former office block. Work on the £150 million project is … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Planning, Taberner House, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Utterly superfluous’ Barwell could face early test as minister

Inside Croydon editor STEVEN DOWNES on the multi-tasking tests, and moral challenges on his home patch, which are facing Croydon’s Government minister for housing, planning and London A bit of polite name-calling is all part of the cut and thrust … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Sadiq Khan, Trinity School, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

90,000 children in London in temporary housing, report says

Fix this, minister. A report published today will land with a double thud on Gavin Barwell’s ministerial desk in his new office at the Department for Communities and Local Government. Barwell, the MP for Croydon Central, our loyal reader may … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, London-wide issues, Tom Copley | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How Barwell backed call for unelected PM to hold election

Now he has finally landed a job in the Government, it surely cannot be long before the housing minister, Gavin Barwell, will be calling on his Prime Minister, Theresa May, to hold a General Election. Only that’s what Barwell was … Continue reading

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Inquiry call after elderly residents moved from sheltered homes

A protest is planned tomorrow evening at Sutton Civic Centre over the Liberal Democrat-run council’s plans to bulldoze 28 bungalows at picturesque Richmond Green which had provided sheltered housing for pensioners. Richmond Green is a quiet, tranquil piece of a … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon parks, Environment, Housing, Nick Mattey, Ruth Dombey, Sutton Council | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Promotion to housing minister could have Barwell bricking it

WALTER CRONXITE on a belated move up Westminster’s greasy pole for a Croydon career politician In a busy few days for the new Prime Minister, Theresa May obviously found the time to read Inside Croydon. That’s the conclusion after Gavin … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Mayor of London, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Brick by Brick’s criminal offence over company records

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing reporter, on a worrying lack of accountability at the Labour-run Croydon Council’s housing company Brick by Brick, the council chief executive Jo Negrini’s house-building brainchild, has broken the law and committed a criminal offence after barely … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Uncategorized, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Pollard’s Tories too timid in their call to axe 10 councillors

Croydon Council Tax-payers are subsidising the local Conservative and Labour parties to the tune of nearly £100,000 per year. No wonder the duopoly at the Town Hall don’t want to make any serious reductions to the number of councillors, reports … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Broad Green, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, John Wentworth, Sanderstead, Selsdon & Ballards, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

MP Barwell’s political future is left waiting for a call from May

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports from near Downing Street on a big day for some political ambitions When Theresa May stood outside No 10 Downing Street last night and spoke of the disadvantages in life faced by “white working-class … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Schools, Trinity School | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Southern Failway: Strip them of franchise now, says Tory MP

Day 3 of Southern’s ’emergency timetable’ and now a Croydon Conservative MP has joined London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Green MP Caroline Lucas in calling for the operator to lose its franchise immediately. By our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON Chris … Continue reading

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Southern Failways: the questions that need urgent answers

Day 2 of Southern’s ’emergency timetable’, and JEREMY CLACKSON reports on the impact on commuters and their reactions to the do-nothing Tory rail minister Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has today added his voice to the calls for Southern … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon South, East Croydon, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, TfL, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council £500m Growth Zone plan includes Croydon’s 39 Steps

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the public gallery with a Yorkie bar and a half-completed crossword puzzle in the Metro, reports on Croydon Council’s modernisation scheme and its stern warning to developers Westfield Croydon Council will tonight launch its own … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Growth Zone, Housing, Jo Negrini, Parking, Planning, Property, TfL, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Southern Failways: Timetable cuts are ‘act of desperation’

As Southern starts its new timetable this morning, operating only 85 per cent of the service it agreed to provide, JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, reports that taxpayers will be footing the huge compensation bill arising from the cancelled services … Continue reading

Posted in Transport, Commuting, London Assembly, East Croydon, Caroline Pidgeon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Tories’ ‘secret housing list’ was published on council website

Croydon’s bungling Conservative opposition councillors have dropped another bollock, this time being caught out protesting over a “top secret” list of sites for housing development when the list was available on the council website, while residents in properties neighbouring the … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Brick by Brick, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Property, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Down with this sort of thing: Tory petitioners get it wrong, again

After last month’s debacle, it should be clear to most reasonable people that “government by referendum” is full of unintended consequences. Closer to home, here in Croydon, it appears that opposition through petition is a bit crap, too. Mario Creatura, … Continue reading

Posted in Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Dudley Mead, Environment, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Quadron, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Tim Pollard, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Southern Failways: Tory Government backs rail operator

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on how the Department of Transport’s idea of stepping in to improve commuter services is to axe 350 trains per day Chris Philp, the Croydon South MP who has spent more than a year playing … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon South, East Croydon, Purley, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

It’s May’s day in Croydon as Conservative MPs snub Boris

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, who has not slept since June 22, reports on the latest shenanigans from the borough’s elected representatives at the Palace of Varieties Chris Philp and Gavin Barwell, Croydon’s two Conservative MPs, have today come out … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 EU referendum, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment