• Wednesday , 19 June 2019

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Defending and investing in our Libraries

Defending and investing in our Libraries

Councillor Oliver Lewis writes about Croydon Labour’s approach to our Libraries I am very proud of our library service. When the Tories last ran Croydon council they privatised the service and let private contractor Carillion run them in to the ...

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West Thornton councillors call for new play facilities

West Thornton councillors call for new play facilities

West Thornton’s three Labour councillors have launched a campaign to upgrade the children’s play facilities in Mayfield Road park.  The facilities, which are the only open space activity area for young people in the neighbourhood, are in a poor condition ...

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Maggie Mansell: Norbury has lost a true champion

Maggie Mansell: Norbury has lost a true champion

Croydon Labour representative Steve Reed MP remembers Councillor Maggie Mansell who passed away earlier this month.  It came like a thunderbolt – a call to say Maggie Mansell had suddenly passed away a week after New Year. Maggie served as ...

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Fighting yet more Tory austerity

Fighting yet more Tory austerity

Even Tory councils such as Northamptonshire are going bankrupt due to yet more austerity from the Conservatives. Councillor Simon Hall tells us of the local government settlement here in Croydon ahead of the budget later this year.   On 13 December, ...

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A Christmas for the many, not the few

A Christmas for the many, not the few

As the Labour Leader of London’s greatest borough Croydon, I have just been talking with our managers about all those members of our council staff who will be working over the Christmas break. From social workers, to street cleaners, winter ...

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Labour secure funds for creative industry in Croydon

Labour secure funds for creative industry in Croydon

Croydon has been named among the capital’s first Creative Enterprise Zones (CEZ) as announced by the Mayor of London on 14th December.  Whilst eleven boroughs were shortlisted, Croydon is one of just six to successfully bid for funding from the ...

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Sign now: Demand Fire Safety!

Sign now: Demand Fire Safety!

It is 18 months since the Grenfell tower fire and tall buildings across Croydon remain a fire risk. To date the government has backtracked on its promises to help. Residents of Croydon are living in high rise blocks with Grenfell-style ...

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End Unfair Evictions Now

End Unfair Evictions Now

It’s time for the government to Scrap Section 21.  The need for somewhere to call home is important to every single one of us.  It is the foundation on which we grow up and create our lives. That is why ...

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Labour fighting police cuts

Labour fighting police cuts

The current government is hopelessly weak on crime, and even weaker on the causes of crime. Recorded crime is rising across the country – in particular the most violent crimes like knife attacks. It has become a major national problem ...

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