Tag Archives: Croydon Council

Bullingdon bullies, Belfast and Hitchcock are featured films

The David Lean Cinema in the Croydon Clocktower arts complex, so wantonly neglected during the eight years that the council was under Conservative control, at the end of December will be screening the 50th film since its re-opening. The arthouse … Continue reading

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Newman goes big on promises on jobs, homes and investment

Is it mandatory to take large quantities of hallucinogenic drugs on assuming a senior position at Croydon Council or taking political office at the Town Hall? We only ask because it seems Tony Newman, the council leader, has been on … Continue reading

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UKIP figures behind council-funded ‘apolitical’ talking shop

Tonight at the Town Hall sees the annual meeting of an organisation calling itself CCC, a body which in the past year has been operating with £5,000 in public money received from Croydon Council. What do the initials CCC stand … Continue reading

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Mayor’s charity fundraising Christmas dinner, Dec 12

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Yes we Khan! Campaigners lodge incinerator legal appeal

Just after 5pm tonight, Stop the Incinerator campaigner Shasha Khan confirmed that an appeal has been lodged at the High Court against the decision of the judge, Mrs Justice Patterson, over the Judicial Review of Sutton Council’s decision to permit … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Environment, Planning, Refuse collection, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Waddon, Waste incinerator, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Godfrey ensures council sticks to funding pledge for library

Croydon Council’s new leadership has honoured a promise to increase funding to Upper Norwood Library, matching that provided by Lambeth. Labour’s arts and culture spokesman, Timothy Godfrey, has pledged an additional £47,500 this year, reinstating funding cut two years ago … Continue reading

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Newman refuses to halt ‘bias’ on Arena academy ‘stitch-up’

Residents in Woodside ward are demanding an urgent meeting with their three Labour councillors, including council leader Tony Newman, and insist that any councillors on the planning committee with links to Oasis academies – including the chairman, Paul Scott, another … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Education, Environment, Hamida Ali, Oasis Academy, Paul Scott, Planning, Ryelands Primary and Nursery, Schools, Tony Newman, Wildlife, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

£5,000 – by Monday: help pay cost of stopping the incinerator

The Stop the Incinerator Campaign needs to raise £5,000 by Monday to be able to afford to continue the fight to prevent Sutton and Croydon councils allowing industrialists Viridor to build and operate a waste incinerator on Metropolitan Open Land … Continue reading

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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

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

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

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