Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

Secret meeting to dole out council’s Trumpton-esque honours

There’s another example of just how “open and transparent” the business of the council has become since Labour took control of the Town Hall after the local elections. Tonight, before the main business of the cabinet meeting, there is another … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Eddy Arram, Mike Fisher, Pat Ryan, Tim Pollard, Toni Letts, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Opportunity knocked as council halts office-to-flat conversions

Croydon’s Labour council is putting its pro-business reputation on the line by calling a halt to the often lucrative conversion of the borough’s empty offices into housing. Last week, owners and occupiers of office buildings in what the council has … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Croydon Council, Housing, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ruskin Square could include theatre if council refunds £3m

Croydon could get a purpose-built, modern 200-seat studio theatre to replace the much-lamented Warehouse Theatre, provided that the council re-allocates a £3 million grant originally intended for the purpose by private developers Stanhope. The news comes as the now Labour-run … Continue reading

Posted in Fairfield Halls, Comedy, Property, Art, Music, Business, Croydon Council, Timothy Godfrey, Planning, Fairfield, Dudley Mead, Ruskin Square, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Theatre, Cinema, Warehouse Theatre, "Hammersfield", Riesco Collection, Jo Negrini, Ashcroft Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council considering using CCTV to monitor traveller groups

Croydon’s Labour council wants to use Big Brother to help to stop groups of travellers from dumping piles of rubbish on the borough’s green spaces. Stuart Collins, the cabinet member for slogans and T-shirts, is understood to be considering calling … Continue reading

Posted in Ashburton, Crime, Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Mario Creatura, Mike Fisher, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Chris Philp: I will campaign against Coulsdon rail service cuts

CHRIS PHILP, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Croydon South, responds to our report on rail services in Coulsdon A few days ago, Jon Bigger – my Class War anarchist opponent in the upcoming general election in Croydon South – posted … Continue reading

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Fisher’s “black hole” of debt could see 500 job cuts at council

One hundred days in, and the honeymoon could be over for Croydon’s Labour council, as confronted with a £92.8 million “funding gap” over the next four years, they face having to cut up to 500 jobs at the local authority. … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Jason Cummings, Nathan Elvery, Sean Fitzsimons, Simon Hall | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Exclusive: John Loony wins Tory election (sort of). At last

After a political career that started in failure (to misquote Enoch Powell), John Cartwright has at last won a public vote. Cartwright, after spending 20 years contesting every possible election in Croydon as John Loony, the Official Monster Raving Loony … Continue reading

Posted in Croham, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Maria Gatland, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Riesco Collection, Sanderstead, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Barwell claims Labour leader knew about #WadGate for months

Tony Newman, the Labour leader on Croydon Council, knew all about the back-pay claim of his Tory opposite number Mike Fisher for at least three months, a local MP claimed today. Fisher, for eight years the leader of the council … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Nathan Elvery, Sara Bashford, Steve Hollands, Steve O'Connell, Tony Newman, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Getting streets clean, not selling T-shirts, would be a good start

THE FIRST 100 DAYS: Tomorrow is the landmark date since Labour took over from the Tories at Croydon Town Hall. The Conservatives credited UKIP with influencing the local election, though the “fourth party” failed to gain a single council seat. … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Nathan Elvery, Peter Staveley, Refuse collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#WadGate: Labour announces inquiry into Tory leader’s cash

Tony Newman, the Labour Leader of Croydon Council, this morning pushed himself front and centre of a campaign to hound his predecessor Mike Fisher out of public office, when he took the credit for announcing an “independent” inquiry into how … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Steve Hollands, Steve O'Connell, URV, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

#WadGate: Fisher was pocketing £15,250 from fire authority, too

Mike Fisher, who has resigned as the leader of the Conservatives on Croydon Council after being caught red-handed secretly claiming an extra £10,000 in allowances on top of his £53,000 wedge, was all the time also receiving an additional £15,250 … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Council Tax, Croydon Council, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, Shirley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Going live and going Dutch offering encouraging early signs

THE FIRST 100 DAYS: Following a fortnight’s post-election hiatus at Fisher’s Folly (the council shredding machines were glowing red-hot, allegedly), Tony Newman’s Labour group finally got the keys to Croydon Town Hall for the first time in eight years. This … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Council, David Callam, Fly tipping, Nathan Elvery, Refuse collection, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#WadGate: The questions that Barwell has failed to answer

STEVEN DOWNES, editor of Inside Croydon, on how a local MP has been working furiously to save his own political skin So, the Tory narrative on #WadGate has been set. “It’s all Mike Fisher’s fault. He is terribly sorry. And … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Julie Belvir, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Sara Bashford, Shirley, Simon Hoar, Steve Hollands, Steve O'Connell, Tim Pollard, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

#WadGate: O’Connell and Mohan join Fisher’s Infamous Five

Mike Fisher was not alone among Croydon’s senior Conservative councillors in looking at claiming an increase in his allowances. And at the front of the queue for a bigger hand-out at the expense of Council Tax-payers was Steve O’Connell, the … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Fairfield, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, Shirley, Simon Hoar, Steve Hollands, Steve O'Connell, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

#WadGate the Movie. Or Mike Fisher: My Part In His Downfall

@ArfurZTowcrate clearly has too few followers on Twitter. This piece of (albeit derivative) brilliance deserves a much wider audience. Do read the sub-titles…

Posted in Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment