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Securing a better future for Croydon’s families
As the father of three young boys, I know how hard it is to bring up a family. And as your MP, I’ve tried to support families in these tough times as we recover from the recession and the debts the last Government got us into. As a junior Minister,..  .........  Read whole story

Youth unemployment has more than halved in Croydon
1,532 of my constituents claimed Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) in November. That's down 90 or nearly 6.0 per cent in the last month and 816 or 35 per cent on a year ago. The news regarding youth unemployment is even better...  .........  Read whole story

Christmas card competition 2014
A few weeks ago I wrote to all the Primary Schools in my constituency and asked if the children would like to submit a drawing for my Christmas card. They responded in their hundreds which made it very difficult to choose the one that could go on the front! The winner was Jamin Gage from year 2 a..  .........  Read whole story

A threat to Croydon's Green Belt?
Gavin Barwell MP and the three Heathfield Councillors are today launching a campaign to protect the green fields at the bottom of Gravel Hill from development. The fields sit between the Addington Interchange and Huntingfield/Falconwood Road...  .........  Read whole story

Barwell and FSB back borough’s small businesses
Gavin Barwell MP has joined with Jeremy Frost from Croydon’s Federation of Small Business to support ‘Small Business Saturday’. Small Business Saturday is a nationwide, grass-roots initiative to place the focus on small independent businesses both on the day itself (6th December) but also to focu..  .........  Read whole story

Our Labour Council u-turns on its plans to build on school fields – or does it?
Yesterday the Leader of Croydon Council secretly amended the Council's controversial new Asset Strategy. So much for this being a transparent Council - it turns out policies agreed in public can subsequently be amended in private. The Asset Strategy the Cabinet approved on 17th November included..  .........  Read whole story

Barwell fighting for a new East Croydon Entrance
Gavin Barwell, Member of Parliament for Croydon Central, is today launching a campaign to persuade the Labour administration at Croydon Council to open a link from Cherry Orchard Road to the new northern entrance to East Croydon station. In December 2013,..  .........  Read whole story

Barwell backs Stars in Our Schools
Gavin Barwell, Member of Parliament for Croydon Central, took part in UNISON’s Stars in our Schools celebration on Friday 28 November 2014 to recognise the fantastic work school support staff have done over the past year...  .........  Read whole story

“Our time is now” – Barwell helps lead Croydon delegation asking Government to get behind Croydon regeneration
Gavin Barwell, Member of Parliament for Croydon Central, helped lead a delegation from Croydon lobbying the government to ask for a growth deal to provide the infrastructure necessary to facilitate the transformation of the town centre...  .........  Read whole story

Barwell’s charity walk for domestic violence raises over £1,500
Gavin Barwell, Member of Parliament for Croydon Central, has raised over £1,500 for a local rape and domestic violence charity. Each year Gavin completes an 18-mile walk around the border of his constituency to raise money for local good causes...  .........  Read whole story

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