Mario Creatura

How Boxpark can become a permanent fixture in Croydon

Posted on May 17th, by Daniel Deefholts in Economics & Business. 5 comments

Questions over empty units distract from an opportunity to make Boxpark work

Improving four key areas at Boxpark could guarantee future support from the re-elected Croydon Council administration – and open new possibilities for the space to become permanent on Ruskin Square.

Last October, local community and media platforms celebrated the first anniversary of Boxpark Croydon. In 2016, both Croydon Council and the Greater London Authority … Read More »

Croydon politicians should write more, not less

Posted on August 5th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Jonny Rose responds to calls to silence Tony Newman

The disgruntled outpouring in the comment sections of Councillor Tony Newman’s most recent article made for reading almost as interesting as the piece that spawned it.

Whilst the piece was a little overindulgent in its Tory-bashing – and rightfully called out as such – I took issue with some commenters’ requests that there should … Read More »

Labour, politics and #Croydon #TechCity: a response from Cllr Toni Letts

Posted on April 15th, by Toni Letts in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. No Comments

Croydon Labour’s shadow cabinet member for jobs, business and regeneration responds to Conservative candidate Mario Creatura’s bold claims about Tech City

Tech City is one of a number of truly exciting  movements happening across our wonderful town at this time.

I was therefore dismayed by the comments made by Mario Creatura, the Coulsdon West Conservative candidate, where he politicises the successful Croydon Tech City.

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The Public Gallery: Parachutes spotted all over Croydon

Posted on March 6th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Tom Black ponders the morality and acceptability of political parachuting

Croydonians concerned about the council’s proposed de-twinning with Arnhem in the anniversary year of Operation Market Garden may breathe a small sigh of relief. While there has been no update as to whether the plan is to be ruled out, this year’s council elections mean a widespread re-enactment of history’s biggest airborne operation … Read More »