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Government provides £14m for refurbishment of Fairfield Halls and redevelopment of College Green.
Today the Government is announcing funding for Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in London and the South East. Croydon is in the almost unique position of being in two LEPs – London and Coast to Capital. The London LEP is receiving over £141 million to fund four projects across the capital ..  .........  Read whole story

Southern Rail latest update
Our rail service has been a disgrace for nearly a year now thanks to unjustified industrial action by the rail unions and the poor performance of GoVia Thameslink Railways (GTR) who run the franchise and Government-owned Network Rail who maintain the infrastructure...  .........  Read whole story

Council's plan to introduce 20mph speed limit on all residential roads
Our Labour Council wants to introduce a 20mph speed limit on roads across the borough. The only exceptions are a few arterial roads, such as Wickham Road and Addington Road. Two zones mainly in the north have already narrowly voted in favour of the scheme...  .........  Read whole story

Reaction to Donald Trump's Executive Order on entry to the US
On Friday, President Trump signed an Executive Order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) from entering the US for the next 90 days,..  .........  Read whole story

How I will vote on the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill
A lot of people have contacted me about Wednesday’s vote on the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, some asking me to back it and others asking me to block it. The Bill would give the Prime Minister the power to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union,..  .........  Read whole story

What does the EU referendum mean for Sam's future?
Being in Europe means more jobs and opportunities for everyone in our country. Vote Remain on June 23rd for a brighter future for you and your family. Please take two minutes to watch how the way we vote on Thursday will affect you and your family: https://youtu.be/qe7UUa62_6c  .........  Read whole story

A decision that will shape our children’s futures
Tomorrow we have a big decision to make, a decision that will shape not just our future but our children’s futures. Should we remain in the EU or should we leave? There are arguments on both sides - the EU does lots of good things,..  .........  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

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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