Tag Archives: Gavin Barwell

£50m deal clears away last objectors to Westfield supermall

Hammersfield – the “Croydon Partnership” formed between shopping mall developers Hammerson and Westfield – will pay out around £50 million to buy-out the irritatingly persistent minority owners of the freehold and managers of the Whitgift Centre, whose legal challenges and … Continue reading

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Croydon Central candidates agree hustings for Apr 23

Prime Minister David Cameron may well be “frit” of appearing in televised election debates, but in Croydon, and Croydon Central in particular, there promises to be no shortage of hustings meetings with candidates before May 7. The first to confirm … Continue reading

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Gaffe-prone Gav finally makes front page news in the Standard

After five years in parliament, Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, has finally made it on to the front page of the Evening Boris. But not in a good way… “London Tory MP: Don’t Mention Cameron”, the commuters’ … Continue reading

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Labour’s licensing scheme in doubt as Tories back landlords

Croydon’s Labour council’s flagship landlord licensing policy is under threat, after the Tory Housing Minister – also known as “the landlords’ best mate” – this week issued a deadline of April 1 for implementation. “This just shows how far the … Continue reading

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Boris Flyover could see Waddon pollution levels match Eton

Out to the west of London, the Highways Agency reckons that expanding the M4 to a four-lane motorway will see European rules on exhaust pollution levels broken, harming the future potential of boys at Prime Minister David Cameron’s old school, … Continue reading

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Barwell starts to close the gap on Jones in Croydon Central

Parliament will be dissolved in three weeks’ time, with the polls suggesting the borough’s one battleground seat, Croydon Central, will be a tighter contest than was previously predicted, reports WALTER CRONXITE The result of the Selhurst ward by-election last week … Continue reading

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Waddon councillors silenced over Boris flyover proposals

Croydon Labour is supporting a multi-million-pound road-building scheme which will destroy homes and part of a public park while benefiting developers who are Conservative Party donors. And the councillors for the ward most affected have been worryingly quiet. By STEVEN … Continue reading

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CEO Elvery takes the rap for council’s propaganda posters

WHO REALLY IS RUNNING CROYDON (Part 94): Another email has flooded into our inbox from the plush executive offices in Fisher’s Folly. According to Nathan Elvery, the council’s chief executive, it was all his fault that political propaganda was plastered on … Continue reading

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Selhurst sees Labour touching Wood over Croydon Central

Labour’s David Wood romped to an overwhelming victory in the Selhurst ward council by-election yesterday, winning 71.5 per cent of the vote to take his party’s 40th seat at Croydon Town Hall. But fewer than 1 in 5 Selhurst voters … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croham, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, David Wood, Gavin Barwell MP, Gerry Ryan, Nathan Elvery, Selhurst | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Tax-payers pay £5.8m for councillors’ job creation scheme

Political patronage on the rates has reached ridiculous proportions at Croydon Town Hall, reports WALTER CRONXITE Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind, parliamentary elder statesmen and former Foreign Secretaries, are clearly not as sharp as they would have liked us … Continue reading

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Planning meeting became an Arena for education strategy

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Woodside resident PAULA GOODMAN feels betrayed by her Labour councillors over what she sees as an abuse of the planning procedures to permit the development of a 1,300-pupil Oasis academy next to Croydon Arena In a meeting with … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Ashburton, Croydon Council, Education, Gavin Barwell MP, Hamida Ali, Oasis Academy, Oasis Academy Shirley Park, Paul Scott, Planning, Schools, Stephen Mann, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Planning chairman backs down over ban on MP Barwell

How many U-turns does Labour’s council leader Tony Newman have to perform before he disappears up his own fundament? Gavin Barwell will be allowed to speak at tonight’s planning meeting at Croydon Town Hall after all, as the Labour-run council … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell MP, Oasis Academy, Oasis Academy Shirley Park, Paul Scott, Planning, Ryelands Primary and Nursery, Sarah Jones, Schools, Tony Newman, Transport, Whitgift Foundation, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council CEO admits propaganda posters had sums wrong

Croydon’s Labour council’s controversially political posters, which claimed that the borough has been hit by £100-million-worth of central government cuts over the next three years, were not just tax-funded propaganda. They were also inaccurate, according to Nathan Elvery, the chief … Continue reading

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MP Barwell barred from speaking at academy planning meeting

MP Gavin Barwell has been banned from speaking on behalf of his constituents at a crucial planning meeting at Croydon Town Hall on Thursday night. The meeting is due to consider controversial proposals to shoehorn a six-form-of-entry Oasis academy secondary … Continue reading

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Barwell aide: ‘Gavin has no idea. He trusts me to do whatever’

Further proof, as if any were needed, that Mario Creatura has been hired at considerable public expense by local Tory MP Gavin Barwell to spend much of his time managing his boss’s political career prospects, rather than actually doing any … Continue reading

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Poster propaganda prompts Barwell into another costly error

The Croydon Labour brains trust (ha!) that is running the Town Hall has managed to score yet another political own-goal, handing a gilt-edged opportunity for Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, to boost his flagging credibility. From the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell MP, Nathan Elvery, Sarah Jones, Simon Hall, Tony Newman, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

How the Whitgift CPO is proving bad for Croydon’s business

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As the inquiry into Croydon Council’s Compulsory Purchase Order for the Westfield and Hammerson development of the Whitgift Centre enters its second week at Fisher’s Folly, SUSAN OLIVER, left, asks what it may be doing to the town’s … Continue reading

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Boxpark pop-up retail outlet set to come to East Croydon

Croydon looks set to get its own Boxpark retail marketplace, right next to East Croydon Station. Croydon Visitor Centre and the computer gadget shop next door on the concourse area of East Croydon Station are being moved out to make … Continue reading

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Longer trams could save London millions, say LibDems

There is rapidly growing realisation that the major transport projects proposed in and around Croydon – so far amounting to more than £100-million-worth of publicly financed works – are concerned only with increasing the number of cars on our roads, … Continue reading

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Barwell backs scheme which could bulldoze Waddon park

Backed by Boris Johnson, Gavin Barwell and even Labour councillor Kathy Bee, a £85m new roads scheme around the A23 is sure to go through. But as STEVEN DOWNES reports, all the evidence suggests that it will be a dead … Continue reading

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