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Croydon Council listens to concerns re planning policies...up to a point
At the end of last year, the Labour administration running Croydon Council held a consultation on its proposed planning policies. Once approved, these policies will determine what development takes place in our borough for the next twenty years and where exactly it goes - for example,..  .........  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

The result of the EU referendum
As you probably know, I voted for the UK to remain in the EU. I’ve spent the last seven weeks pounding the streets, greeting shoppers on high streets and commuters on their way to or from work trying to persuade them to do likewise. I’m proud that Croydon and the great city of which it is part vo..  .........  Read whole story

More great news re unemployment
Yesterday, the independent Office for National Statistics published the latest unemployment figures. Having fallen by a remarkable 15% in April, unemployment in Croydon Central fell by a further 15% in May...  .........  Read whole story

What's wrong with our rail service and what is being/can be done about it?
Lots of constituents have contacted me about the woeful service currently being provided by Govia Thameslink who operate the Thameslink, Southern & Great Northern franchise. Let me start by reassuring you that I understand just how bad things are...  .........  Read whole story

Cut the queues at our recycling centres
Since Croydon Council started charging for the kerbside collection of garden waste, the queues at our recycling centres - Factory Lane in central Croydon, Fishers Farm in New Addington and Purley Oaks in Purley - have got much longer...  .........  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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