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Minister opens Innovation Centre in heart of Croydon to spark entrepreneurial business boom
Yesterday I was delighted to be joined by Anna Soubry MP, Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise, as she officially opened Sussex Innovation – Croydon. This new Innovation Centre in Croydon builds on the success of the existing Sussex Innovation Centre at the University of Sussex,..  .........  Read whole story

Croydon Council’s plans to build three gypsy/traveller sites in the Green Belt and allow housing on our green spaces
Let me start by apologising for writing such a long blog, but the subject is a hugely important one. The Council is currently consulting on the detailed policies and proposals that will make up the Croydon Local Plan...  .........  Read whole story

A&E entrance moves to Woodcroft Road as construction starts on new Emergency Department at Croydon University Hospital
I recently visited Croydon University Hospital to meet clinical staff and senior management to see how work is progressing on the new A&E Department following the £21.25 million Government investment I helped to secure. I was struck not just by the physical work underway,..  .........  Read whole story

Improving rail services to central London
One of the key promises I made in the run-up to the General Election was to improve the rail service to central London. Commuters have had a pretty miserable time in recent months with frequent delays and overcrowded trains...  .........  Read whole story

My concerns over Fairfield Halls
Yesterday, I published my letter to Cllr Timothy Godrey, Croydon Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure & Sport to clarify whether the council is right to seek to close Fairfield for a couple of years while the redevelopment takes place...  .........  Read whole story

Unemployment in Croydon Central falling again
After a few months when it has increased slightly, unemployment in Croydon Central is now falling again. 1,589 of my constituents claimed Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in September. That's down 9 or 0.6 per cent in the last month and 152 or 8.7 per cent on a year ago. The news regarding youth un..  .........  Read whole story

My two favourite bits of the Prime Minister's conference speech
I’m back at Westminster today after a three-week recess for the party conferences. You may have seen a bit of the Prime Minister’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference on the TV or read about it in a newspaper,..  .........  Read whole story

Croydon Westfield a big step closer
Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a very strong supporter of Westfield and Hammerson’s plans to redevelop the Whitgift Centre. Not only will it transform Croydon, giving us a modern shopping centre with all the top brands (and reasonable parking prices!) and create thousands of jobs i..  .........  Read whole story

What is the Government doing about the current refugee crisis?
Lots of constituents have contacted me over the last 48 hours about the current refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, most - in the light of the very distressing picture of the body of a young Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach - wanting the Government to do more but some arguing that the countr..  .........  Read whole story

Charity walk for local cancer help centre
On Sunday 11th October Gavin Barwell, Member of Parliament for Croydon Central, will be leading his annual sponsored walk around the border of his constituency – a total of around 18 miles - in aid of the South East Croydon Help Centre,..  .........  Read whole story

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