Category: News and Opinion

September 2019 Campaign

As we start to gear up for an election our teams are hitting the streets. We’re lending a hand to our neighbours in Croydon Central. See the event listing here for full details and to sign up. If you haven’t been out campaigning before, this is a great opportunity to work with like minded people […]

Branch meetings for the reselection process

The Croydon North Constituency Labour Party has commenced the process of the selection of a candidate for a Member of Parliament. The procedure will be determined by ballots received from Labour Party branches and affiliated organisations. If either one third or more of Party branches who indicate a preference, or one third or more of […]

Tackling Homelessness, an update from Alison Butler

Bensham Manor Ward Councillor Alison Butler, Deputy Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Homes and Gateway Services, has written about three initiatives supported by the Council. Capital Letters – improving temporary accommodation It is clear that the housing crisis cannot be tackled in isolation by London boroughs, particularly when it comes to […]

Action update: you’re calling for car free streets!

We know air pollution is damaging our children’s lungs and lives. I recently brought together a wide range of community activists from across Croydon to examine the Council’s Air Quality Action Plan and generate further ideas to reduce car use and move to sustainable forms of transport. Check out the summary below and share your […]

Branch Guest Speaker: Dan Norris, Child Poverty Action Group on Universal Credit

The CPAG works on behalf of children in the UK growing up in poverty with a core focus on understanding drivers of poverty, the impact it has on children’s lives, and how it can be prevented and solved. The CPAG’s stated vision is ‘of a society free of child poverty, where all children can enjoy […]

Guest Speaker – Councillor Hamida Ali, Cabinet Member for Safer Croydon and Communities

Thornton Heath Branch were pleased to welcome Councillor Hamida Ali to discuss Croydon Council’s approach to tackling youth violence. Hamida spoke of a study which identified 60 cases of young people participating in knife crime and trying to understand common characteristics of the individuals. Interim findings: Not one of 60 young people had a permanent […]

Branch Guest Speaker – Stuart Collins, Cabinet Member for Clean and Green Croydon

Thornton Heath Branch was extremely fortunate to have Councillor Stuart Collins in attendance to discuss the newly rolled out changes to Croydon’s waste collection system. In Croydon we currently recycle 38% of our household waste but 70% is recyclable. The rubbish we throw away is polluting our planet and we all need to do our […]

Report from Steve Reed MP – voluntary work in Kenya

Steve Reed MP reports: “I spent part of the summer doing voluntary work in Kenya. The international development charity VSO invited me to volunteer with campaign groups who want their government to pass new laws to strengthen democracy in the country. Kenya became a multi-party democracy in 2002, and agreed a new constitution in 2010 […]

Conference 2018

Some of you may wish to read the Delegates Report which is here as a 68 page PDF. Seema Chandwani who represents Constituency Labour Parties on the Conference Organising Committee has an informative blog which covers a range of relevant topics. Her September report is found here: http://seemachandwani.co.uk/sept-2018-cac-report/ More general information regarding Conference is here.