Residents living near Croydon Arena and South Norwood Country Park have had two years of turmoil as the council has gone ahead with building a massive secondary school. When they’ve turned to their Woodside ward councillors for help, well… GLORIA HOPE takes up the story of a democratic deficit on Croydon Council
Our councillors in Woodside recently delivered a little booklet to all the properties in the ward which is suggested had taken them more than a year to compile. That’s probably because it was difficult to locate the Brothers Grimm to write this particular fairy story.
Woodside’s councillors are Tony Newman (the leader of the council, an ex-musician), Hamida Ali (who specialises in everything diverse, a former Croydon High pupil who is employed as a diversity officer for Equity), and…
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