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Tue 17 May 2022 at 11:50am

Anti knife crime fun run – Sunday 22nd May 10.30am

The Oasis Trust are organising a charity fun run on Sunday 22nd May 2022 at 10.30 am. All proceeds will be going towards opening the Zaian Centre in Ashburton Park in memory of Oasis Academy student Zaian Aimable-Lina who was killed in a unprovoked knife attack in the park on December 30th ...

Mon 16 May 2022 at 12:50am

Letter to Jason Perry, Mayor of Croydon

Firstly congratulations on getting yourself elected, it was a close run thing. Secondly, The CRO hears that you are an affable kind of bloke which is a good thing. The last thing Croydon needs at the moment is a zealot. Hopefully your good nature will make sure that all residents ...

Fri 13 May 2022 at 6:35pm

Still waiting to see who’s in Croydon’s new cabinet

Still no word on who is going to be in Mayor Jason Perry’s cabinet despite nearly 5 working days having gone by since he was elected in a very close contest against Labour’s Val Shawcross. As there is nothing concrete to go on, council-watchers are having to try to ...

Tue 10 May 2022 at 6:38pm

So..it’s No Overall Control?

For the first time ever, Croydon is under No Overall Control. Croydon has a Conservative executive Mayor Jason Perry who will be wielding a tremendous amount of power. However, we think that Jason Perry is very aware of the narrowness of his majority and knows that is an unwise mayor ...

Sun 08 May 2022 at 10:38am

Out for the Count – Day 4

It’s Sunday morning and before the count gets started again for what will (hopefully) be its final session here is a quick update. Last night the Council count got going with the intent of dealing with 12 wards. Sadly, this did not happen as we have two wards that are, ...

Sat 07 May 2022 at 10:23pm

CRO@TheCount – Night 2

Back at the long delayed Croydon count of votes. Tonight it’s for 12 seats on the Council with the remainder being counted tomorrow from 1pm onwards. We are back at Trinity School, hopefully conditions in the count will be less scrum like tonight – I am sure quite a lot of ...

Sat 07 May 2022 at 6:53pm

Perry Elected and now for another long night

Just in case you missed it, Jason Perry was elected as the directly elected Mayor of Croydon in the small hours of this morning. Candidates, party workers and supporters, are gathering at Trinity School for the count for the Council election where the makeup of the Croydon 2022 Council will be ...

Sat 07 May 2022 at 3:08am

Election count chaos CRO@theCount

2.48am UPDATE – the Mayoral count has still not concluded and the Council count has not been postponed until 6pm on Saturday, reconvening at 1pm on Sunday if necessary. It’s a very tense night with Jason Perry going into the 2nd preference ballot 2000 votes ahead of Valerie Shawcross. The distribution ...

Thu 28 Apr 2022 at 10:53am

Election Update 27th April 2022 – one week to go

Only a week to go now until Polling Day and the CRO has been keeping a careful eye on some of the comings and goings on on the campaign trail. Looking at some of the coverage of the election, somebody who didn’t know Croydon very well may be forgiven ...

Tue 26 Apr 2022 at 11:38am

Croydon Night of Dance is back (with bells on)

Croydon cultural fixture the Croydon Night of Dance is back from its Covid-enforced. break and has just announced the date for their annual Morris dancing event in Addiscombe. The event attracts Morris dancing teams from all over the south-east for an evening of dancing, music and fun in August. The ...