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Farewell to Coulsdon CALAT

Posted on March 22nd, by Loren Dixon in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Cuts and more cuts. There seems no end to them, says Loren Dixon, and CALAT is yet another victim

CALAT (Croydon Adult Learning and Training) was, and according to the council’s website still remains, a provider of ‘vibrant, high-quality adult learning experiences’ for local people, offering more than a thousand courses to 20,000 students and trainees each year. No longer, it seems.

I can … Read More »



What difference would the red Tories make to Croydon?

Posted on August 6th, by Peter Latham in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Labour is failing to address structural inequalities, and would have clobbered Croydon just as hard as the Tories, argues Peter Latham

The recent Tory budget, as Croydon North Labour MP and Shadow Minister for Local Government Steve Reed correctly notes, is a disaster for thousands of Croydon families because:

Cuts in tax credits will clobber low-paid working parents who could be up to £1,000 worse off, according to … Read More »



Croydon Assembly: building a campaign for Croydon residents’ real needs

Posted on November 3rd, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Sean Creighton anticipates the inaugural meeting of the Croydon Assembly, committed to working for real change locally

With a general election due in May next year, Croydon Trade Union Council (CTUC) believes it is time to fight back against the attacks on the standard of living of the majority of Croydonians and the running down of services they need to use, and against the obsession … Read More »