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Wandle Park gets £58,000; Waddon park bulldozed with £87m

There’s something bittersweet about the announcement this week that Croydon Council has been awarded £58,800 from City Hall towards the cost of improving pedestrian and cycling access to Wandle Park. Sweet, because it is a cause that Inside Croydon’s loyal … Continue reading

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£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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Chinese art demonstration, Whitgift Centre, Mar 28

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Developers’ PR company announces the #CroydonTakeover

The Croydon Flyover. The Croydon Facelift. Now we have the Croydon Takeover. Or #CroydonTakeover, as the council’s favouritest PR bunglers, Grey Label, managed to hashtag it when they were off on the jolly to the South of France for the … Continue reading

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Gove joins Barwell’s ‘Don’t mention the Tories’ campaign

At least Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, is consistent in one respect. Barwell has just endured what he described as “a difficult week”, following his starring role on the front page of the Evening Boris for asking … Continue reading

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Boris Flyover to cost more than Mayor’s annual bike spend

Mayor of London Boris Johnson wants to spend more on building a four-/five-/six-lane flyover through a Waddon park than his entire annual spend on cycling in the city for 2014-2015. That’s the conclusion of Darren Johnson, the Green Party Assembly … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Darren Johnson, Environment, Health, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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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This is what £8,000 of public money buys at MIPIM (Part 3)

It’s been busy, busy, busy for the Croydon delegation at MIPIM, the property developers’ “junket” (© council leader Tony Newman) held in Cannes in the south of France this week. Croydon Council has spent £8,000 of Council Tax-payers’ money in … Continue reading

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This is what £8,000 of public money buys at MIPIM (Part 2)

Two affluent-looking suits, over their Cannes croissants and cafes au lait pose with the Med in the background for local quango Develop Croydon’s photographer, pretending to read Croydon News, the execrable propaganda freesheet. This touching scene from around the fringes … Continue reading

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This is what £8,000 of public money buys Croydon at MIPIM

When the Conservatives were in power in Croydon, the spending on sending a delegation to Cannes for the annual developers’ champagne “junket” (© Tony Newman) was at least announced at a council meeting in the Town Hall. This year, under … 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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Negrini signs off on £8,000 MIPIM junket to south of France

WHO REALLY IS RUNNING CROYDON (Part 94): Croydon Council is spending nearly £8,000 to send three senior members of staff to the South of France next week on a sales trip – to flog flats and property on behalf of … Continue reading

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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 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

Dis-Connected Croydon is set to dig up South End again

Just the matter of a few weeks after the “improvements” to South End were (almost) completed – months later than scheduled – council contractors are going to be digging the road up again next week. An email has flooded into … 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

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Serious Whitgift CPO objections could end up in law courts

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The complaints to the Whitgift Centre CPO have been raised by some of the country’s biggest businesses, and DAVID CALLAM says that their public opposition could end up in the law courts Like Susan Oliver and commenter David … Continue reading

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TfL’s £87m scheme for Purley Way really is a bridge too far

WALTER CRONXITE took his copy of the A to Z and Boys’ Book of Bridges to Waddon Leisure Centre yesterday for the public consultation session about road schemes along the Purley Way. He might have saved himself the bother The … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Business, Croydon South, Environment, Jo Negrini, Joy Prince, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Sutton Council, Tramlink, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments