Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

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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VIDEO: Power of protest sees public questions on agenda

The South London Waste Partnership, the joint committee of four boroughs – Croydon, Sutton, Merton and Kingston – that wants to start industrial-scale waste incineration in the midst of a high-density residential area, is to hold its next meeting in … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Broad Green, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Environment, Joy Prince, Refuse collection, Robert Canning, Shasha Khan, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Gavin Barwell MP, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, Transport, Commuting, Property, London-wide issues, Business, Whitgift Centre, Environment, Parking, London Assembly, Tramlink, East Croydon, Whitgift Foundation, "Hammersfield", CPO | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

How MP for Whitgift Foundation has lobbied ‘Inspector Blight’

STEVEN DOWNES reports on a Tory MP’s latest failure to declare his interests in a £1 billion redevelopment of central Croydon The official inquiry into Croydon Council’s Compulsory Purchase Order for property in and around the Whitgift Centre began yesterday. … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Bernard Weatherill House, Business, CPO, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Julie Belvir, Planning, Property, Purley Way, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

GCSE results put Croydon in bottom four London boroughs

GENE BRODIE reports that 2014’s GCSE results demonstrate that academisation isn’t working – with 3 in every 4 Croydon school leavers still lacking the basic five exam passes According to Croydon’s new Opportunity and Fairness Commission, the borough’s schools are … Continue reading

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Eye! Eye! Council offices’ £144m cost is attracting attention

Not for the first time, a scandal involving Croydon Council has attracted the attention of the scurrilous satirical magazine, Private Eye, when the local mainstream media has kept well clear of the story. Presumably, the Sadvertiser doesn’t think that an … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Council, Mike Fisher, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Mayor’s charity Valentine’s concert, Feb 13

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Back to the future to find lessons from Croydon’s past

Architecture author JOHN GRINDROD re-views an old television documentary and sees some interesting warnings for the town’s regeneration Back in 1993, it’s fair to say that I had never given much thought to the architecture of my home town, Croydon. … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Art, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Environment, History, Housing, Planning, Property, Taberner House, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Video: Alphaville and Sir Richard Rogers’ massive erection

It is more than 20 years since BBC2’s The Late Show devoted an entire programme to an examination of the merits, or otherwise, of Croydon’s architecture. The programme drew parallels with a French film noir called Alphaville, a dystopian vision. … Continue reading

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Best wishes of the season to Inside Croydon’s loyal reader

That’s it from us for a couple of days. It’s not that we don’t have loads more material to inflict upon our loyal reader. We just realise that you’ll not be bothering to log-on over the turkey and the mince … Continue reading

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Elvery may have to go back to school to make things count

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Responding to the suggestion from Gavin Barwell that the council’s chief executive is considering staging three separate poll counts for next year’s General Election, ROD DAVIES provides this insight Few people have actually managed any part of an … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Nathan Elvery | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

UKIP candidate given job by council-backed ‘talking shop’

The Croydon Communities [sic] Consortium, which received a £5,000 grant from the then Tory-run Croydon Council to stage “apolitical” meetings, has appointed the leader of a local branch of UKIP as its new deputy chairman. This appointment follows the previous … Continue reading

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Bishop needs to end Foundation links to build real trust

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Following this week’s appointment of a Whitgift Foundation board-member to chair the Fairness Commission, local activist CHARLOTTE DAVIES says it is long overdue for Croydon to cut some of the public school ties that bind After the Croydon … Continue reading

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‘Our time is now’? Newman is having a bit of a Mayor

WALTER CRONXITE, our man in the Town Hall reception flicking through the visitors’ book, says that the council leader’s “strategy” for funding cannot be delivered unless he agrees to abandoning the patronage on which he depends for his political power … Continue reading

Posted in Mayor of London, Business, Croydon Council, Whitgift Centre, Tony Newman, Centrale, Tim Pollard, Council Tax, City status, "Hammersfield" | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments