Tag Archives: Croydon Council

BID’s report suggests the impact of loss of Allders and Nestle

CROYDON COMMENTARY: DAVID CALLAM is a fan of business improvement district schemes but reminds the town centre’s elite firms that self-praise is no recommendation All Change! Croydon is the title of the recently published 32-page annual report from Croydon Business … 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

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Public’s questions censored on CEO appointment and equality

When Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour party, stood up in Fisher’s Folly in Croydon on Thursday and made his pledge about a “strategy for delivering racial equality” in Whitehall and other public sector employers, he had no idea … Continue reading

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Planning committee dominated by Oasis school governors

Angry residents from Woodside and South Norwood are considering a formal complaint about the conduct of a meeting on Thursday in which four of the 10 members of the council’s planning committee, including the chairman, all had some connection with … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Wright, Croydon Council, Education, Environment, Oasis Academy, Parking, Paul Scott, Planning, Ryelands Primary and Nursery, Schools, Tony Newman, Transport, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Town centre is a monument to municipal mismanagement

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The honeymoon is over for Tony Newman’s Labour council which was elected in May, says DAVID CALLAM Labour has settled back into power in Croydon Town Hall and many of the same old problems are as intractable as … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Council Tax, Croydon Council, David Callam, Housing, Jo Negrini, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Planning, RIF, Tony Newman, URV, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Is it time to park ill-considered plans for the Arena Academy?

Councillor ANDREW PELLING suggests that the mounting case against building a secondary academy at the Croydon Arena will get a thorough hearing at tonight’s planning committee My colleagues on the council’s planning committee will want to ask some pertinent questions … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Athletics, Croydon College, Croydon FC, Croydon Harriers, Education, Environment, Oasis Academy, Parking, Planning, Ryelands Primary and Nursery, Schools, South Norwood, Sport, St Andrew's | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Labour cuts and pastes Tory plans for a very bleak midwinter

Tough luck. That’s the message from Croydon Council if we have a bad winter. As commuters battle their way home through what’s left of Hurricane Gonzalo, winter seems to be with us already. Snow and ice cannot be too far … Continue reading

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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

Council sells Addington Palace but fails to say for how much

The Labour Council was elected in May on a platform that promised greater transparency and accountability from our Town Hall. Those good intentions didn’t last long. A report to tonight’s council cabinet of 10 leading councillors shows what just one … Continue reading

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Newman takes his group off to Brighton, paid via the rates

If you live in one of the Labour-held wards in Croydon, you probably didn’t have an opportunity to meet your publicly funded councillor at a residents’ surgery this weekend. You definitely would not have seen council leader Tony Newman standing … Continue reading

Posted in Gavin Barwell MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Tony Newman, Purley, Fairfield, Addiscombe, Nathan Elvery, Coulsdon, Ashburton, West Thornton, Steve Reed MP, 2015 General Election, Sarah Jones, Emily Benn | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

£756,608 for two-bed flat? Speculators roll the dice again

What will three-quarters of a mil buy you in Croydon these days? Not a lot, if the latest piece of property speculation, on Edridge Road in South Croydon, is anything to go by. Yes: £756,608 for a two-bedroom flat. In … Continue reading

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‘Award-winning’ planning chief says house building is easy

Famously, Tom Lehrer said that satire died the day that Henry Kissinger was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. What Lehrer might have made of Croydon being presented with an award for being Britain’s best local planning authority probably … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning, RIF, Steve Reed MP, Taberner House, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Jobs Fair brokers partnerships with housing associations

A partnership between Britain’s biggest housing associations and Croydon businesses will be launched at the Fairfield Halls next Tuesday, with the ambition of creating hundreds of jobs. Visitors to the South London Jobs Fair on October 21 will be able … Continue reading

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‘Flat-broke’ councils all set for MIPIM’s champagne reception

Australian-born Jo Negrini, who was appointed as Croydon’s head of planning soon after Australia-based developers Westfield rode into town with their £1 billion super-mall scheme, is likely to cut a lonely figure as the MIPIM UK international developers conference gets … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Jo Negrini, Jon Rouse, Nathan Elvery, Planning, RIF, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment