Tag Archives: Gavin Barwell

Ruskin Square considered for HMRC’s new tax supercentre

Senior officials from Her Majesty’s Customs and Revenues – HMRC – were in Croydon on Wednesday visiting the Ruskin Square development as a potential office location for a new tax supercentre. The Government announced yesterday a plan to close 170 … Continue reading

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Tory MPs grandstand after voting through 40% council cuts

STEVEN DOWNES on the abject politicking of Croydon’s Tory MPs over the application of council cuts that they have supported at Westminster Even by Tory standards, the rank hypocrisy of Croydon’s Conservatives over Chancellor Gideon Osborne’s austerity cuts is staggering. … Continue reading

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Arena Academy build causing mounting anger for residents

Woodside councillor Paul Scott could be in for a rowdy reception when he speaks at a public meeting at the Stanley Halls on Monday evening. If, that is, locals are allowed to raise matters which their councillors have been avoiding … Continue reading

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Labour’s London list candidates display a Croydon bypass

Labour has announced its “list” candidates for next year’s London Assembly elections, and there is not a single figure associated with the council in Croydon included. As well as the 14 London Assembly Members elected from constituencies, a further 11 … Continue reading

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Read all about it: libraries and Labour, Coulsdon and Fairfield

October proved to be a bumper month for Croydon in the regional and national headlines. These are the stories most read by Inside Croydon’s loyal reader: 1, Benn’s attempt at Labour purge highlights support for WEP This story was followed up … Continue reading

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£1bn Westfield scheme is running late with a 2020 vision

The £1 billion shopping supermall which multi-national developers and Croydon’s biggest land-owners have been promising to deliver on the site of the run-down Whitgift Centre now won’t be open for business for more than five years. The delay in development … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2018 council elections, Allders, Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, CVA, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Planning, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

11,000 Croydon residents to lose the vote under Tory scheme

First they take away your tax credits. Next they take away people’s votes. WALTER CRONXITE reports on a piece of election manipulation which is being introduced by stealth In a little over one month’s time, more than 11,000 Croydon residents … Continue reading

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Barwell fan Cope is named as Tories’ 12th man on London list

A hitherto not very highly regarded sometime member of Croydon Conservatives has been included as the 12th – and last – name on the Tories’ “list” candidates for election to the London Assembly next May. Jonny Cope is a fully … Continue reading

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‘Britain’s FBI’ to investigate corruption in Lawrence case

Was there perhaps some uncomfortable shuffling in their seat by a senior Croydon Conservative on Friday, when it was announced that the National Crime Agency, described as “Britain’s equivalent of the FBI”, has started an investigation into allegations of corruption … Continue reading

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£200,000. 60 pages. And lacking a single original thought

Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission has published its report. WALTER CRONXITE has read it, so that you don’t have to When it came to publishing the expensively compiled Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission’s report, Jonathan Clark, the Bishop and the … Continue reading

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Creasy gives up her pay rise as an example to Croydon MPs

Now here’s an idea for this kinder, gentler era of politics: Croydon’s three MPs could ask their constituents how to use the money from their recent pay hike – up 10 per cent, now at £74,000 per year for back … Continue reading

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Croydon’s ‘independent’ state school that still sets the 11-plus

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on how selection in our schools has never really gone away Did you know that the 11-plus is alive and thriving in a Croydon state school? Many of the Year 6 pupils who prepared diligently for … Continue reading

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Goldsmith selection pits Old Etonian against bus driver’s son

WALTER CRONXITE drills into the numbers to show that 70 per cent in a selection vote is not always an overwhelming mandate So the third Mayor of London will be either the son of a Tooting bus driver, or a … Continue reading

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Restaurateur who underpaid staff is short-listed for award

Croydon’s Labour-run local council is backing “business excellence” awards tonight at which one of the entries short-listed for a prize is a woman who has been prosecuted for failing to pay her workers the legal minimum wage. When campaigning in … Continue reading

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Two months late, Minister rubber-stamps Westfield CPO

The government inspector has finally delivered his report on the Compulsory Purchase Order for a vast swathe of central Croydon, giving the go-ahead for the £1 billion Hammersfield shopping mall to be built. The Department for Communities and Local Government … Continue reading

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Croydon MP offers to house refugees in his 4-bed home

If you owned this sumptuous, near-£1 million property, pictured above, in “sexy” Shirley (copyright Will Self, 2015), would you open your doors to house Syrian refugees? Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North (delete to taste), has been … Continue reading

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Heineken refreshes the parts that MP rules could not reach

Politics in Croydon may never be the same again. Councillor Mario Creatura is giving up one of his publicly funded positions and “moving to pastures new”, according to the man whose bags he has been carrying for the past three … Continue reading

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Tory councillor aids roads lobbyist expelled from UKIP

JEREMY CLACKSON, Inside Croydon’s Motoring Correspondent, has uncovered evidence that one of the borough’s most senior Tory councillors has been busily assisting a roads lobbyist to undermine efforts to make the borough’s streets safer for all When the Labour group … Continue reading

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Creatura fails to declare his council position to Parliament

Admin is clearly beneath Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell and his very well-staffed office (whose salaries are paid for by you, the tax-payer). Well over a year since Mario Creatura, Barwell’s Westminster bag carrier, got himself a second publicly funded … Continue reading

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8/8: ‘There’s real anxiety that the riots could happen again’

To mark the fourth anniversary of the Croydon riots, BUSHRA AHMED recalls that infamous night and assesses what progress has been made towards rebuilding West Croydon I cannot begin to describe what it felt like to witness the Croydon riots … Continue reading

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