Tag Archives: Barwell

Tories’ botched library sale has left building open to vandals

The Spivocracy strikes again: Croydon Conservatives’ attempt to flog off a £500,000 public building to their mates for a knock-down £85,000 on the eve of the local elections have seen the old Ashburton Library left vulnerable to the worst of … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Andrew Rendle, Ashburton, Church and religions, Community associations, Croydon Council, Environment, Friends of Ashburton Park, Libraries, Maddie Henson, Nathan Elvery, Stephen Mann, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

MP Barwell ducks TV appearance as pressure begins to mount

REVERSE FERRET ALERT! Gavin Barwell, the Tory MP for the Whitgift Foundation, has pulled out of an appearance on this week’s BBC Sunday Politics programme. Barwell has never knowingly declined an invitation to attend even the opening of a fridge … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Park, Gavin Barwell MP, John Burton, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Risks ahead if only thing cool in Croydon is property market

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Delays in Westfield’s delivery dates, “speculative” office builds and dire economic warnings make an unhappy mix for those with a stake in our borough. STEVEN DOWNES asks: where’s the Plan B? As an observer of modern trends, Simon … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Allders, Business, Centrale, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, London-wide issues, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Tram loop to cost £25m as Boris ‘panders to developers’

The Tramlink loop proposed by London Mayor Boris Johnson, for the benefit of Westfield and Hammerson’s supermall in central Croydon, will cost an eye-watering £25 million. At least £15 million of that will be paid by London’s tax-payers. As Inside … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Commuting, Croydon Greens, East Croydon, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, Property, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Transport, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Tory Philp tries to gag mention of his ‘Business Club’

Chris Philp, the uber-right-wing millionaire Tory party donor who expects to be the MP for Croydon South after next May’s General Election, wants to gag Inside Croydon. Philp has written to the editor demanding that we remove our report that … Continue reading

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Barwell’s secretive dining club close to breaking MPs’ code

Serious questions are being asked about the supper club – “Just 400 quid in used notes, guv’nor, and you get the inside track with developers Westfield” – as organised by Croydon Tories Gavin Barwell and Chris Philp. According to a … Continue reading

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Grim outlook for Barwell as Ashcroft poll puts him 6% down

Things are looking very grim for Gavin Barwell’s future as an MP, as even his former employer and one-time mentor is publishing figures which show that he will lose his Croydon Central seat at the General Election next May. Lord … Continue reading

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Barwell’s bash offers Westfield influence for 400 quid

This is exactly the sort of story you can really dine out on. Gavin Barwell, the Tory MP for the Whitgift Foundation, is offering access and influence – “the inside track” no less – with  Westfield, the company behind the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tory Barwell backs Labour’s commuter zones campaign

Conservative MP Gavin Barwell is publicly supporting a campaign launched this week by Sarah Jones, the Labour candidate aiming to win the Croydon Central seat from him at next May’s General Election. Barwell has even signed the petition calling on … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Business, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon North, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

All three Croydon MPs vote against greater accountability

ALL IN THIS TOGETHER (Part 94): What’s the difference between Progress MP Steve Reed OBE and the Tories’ arch-expenses-claimer “Sir” Tricky Dicky Ottaway? Not a lot when it comes to their respective positions on accountability to their constituents, if a … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Jones campaigns to reduce commuter fares by £336 a year

Sarah Jones, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for the marginal seat of Croydon Central at next year’s General Election, is launching a campaign tomorrow that could save commuters living in the constituency and who travel into central London for work more than … Continue reading

Posted in Gavin Barwell MP, Croydon Central, Transport, Commuting, London-wide issues, West Croydon, Fairfield, Addiscombe, Ashburton, East Croydon, Steve Reed MP, "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Crisis for Labour as Hammersfield admits delays until 2019

Croydon’s new council’s hopes of the £1 billion Hammersfield shopping mall development being built and on-stream speedily took another blow last night when an invited audience of local businesses was told that the scheme would not start construction until 2016 … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Parking, Planning, Property, Robert Canning, Toni Letts, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Labour is getting all spaced out over Croydon’s old offices

Proposals to preserve Croydon’s over-supply of old and unwanted office space go before Croydon Council’s cabinet meeting tonight, and risk jeopardising the town’s tentative recovery, writes WALTER CRONXITE Criticisms of Croydon Council’s commitment to preserving heritage are misplaced. A report … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Business, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Transport, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ashcroft’s polling points to election defeat for Barwell

WALTER CRONXITE has got some new batteries for his Casio calculator and what he’s worked out adds up to bad news for the sitting MP in Croydon’s marginal parliamentary constituency If you are unlucky enough to get cornered by Gavin … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Andrew Pelling, Ashburton, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Peter Staveley, Sarah Jones | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

‘Apartment Apartheid’ arrives in Croydon via the back door

Croydon’s previous, Tory-led council administration – who have spent their first few months in opposition re-affirming their credentials for backing rich landlords over the interests of tenants’ rights – gave planning permission to a multi-millionaire developer to have “Poor Doors” … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Cherry Orchard Gardens, East Croydon, Housing, IYLO, London-wide issues, Menta Tower, Paul Scott, Planning, Property | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments