Tag Archives: Whitgift Foundation

The £3m South Croydon facelift with no obvious effect

From Monday, July 21, parts of South End will be closed for “essential improvements”, according to Croydon Council. The disruption will last for at least six weeks. This follows previous lengthy road closures to Aberdeen Road and Southbridge Road as … Continue reading

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West Croydon festival gets the thin end of Westfield cash

The crass disparity in treatment between those areas of Croydon which were worst-hit by the riots and those which escaped too much damage is exposed yet again, with the announcement of this year’s South End Food Festival next month. Westfield, … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 8/8: London Road stories, Broad Green, Business, Community associations, Croham, Croydon 8/8, London Road Traders Association, Pubs, Restaurants, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Boris calls for ‘punitive’ Council Taxes on empty properties

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London who has waved through planning consents for projects such as Croydon’s £1 billion Hammersfield development which undertakes to provide a very small amount of “affordable” new homes, is now calling on London boroughs to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Business, Cane Hill, Centrale, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace Park, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Taberner House, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Time for thorough ethical review of Croydon’s governance

 CROYDON COMMENTARY: The nexus of connections that have been developed between the local authority – of whatever political hue – and vested interests in the borough makes it long overdue for a review of proper governance, says CHARLOTTE DAVIES The … Continue reading

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Newman’s front-bench team has Collins in charge of clean-up

Tony Newman, the new Leader of Croydon Council, has announced his front-bench team following last Thursday’s Labour local election victory, with a line-up of mainly familiar faces after eight years in opposition. The positions were determined by Newman following a … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Business, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Environment, Gerry Ryan, Jane Avis, Kathy Bee, Louisa Woodley, Planning, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, URV, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

We’ve cut Council Tax and cut waste, claims Tory leader Fisher

VOTE 2014: After eight years of running Croydon Council, the leader of the Conservative group, MIKE FISHER, the man who approved the building of a £140 million council headquarters building, calls for your support in tomorrow’s local elections by claiming … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Council Tax, Mike Fisher, Schools, Shirley, Taberner House, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Addiscombe teacher’s tale of Hastings Banda attracts plaudits

Among the four plays in the final of the International Playwriting Festival being staged at the Fairfield Halls this weekend is a new piece called Ngwasi, written by a science teacher at Trinity School, David Klempner. Born in Cape Town, … Continue reading

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Council’s culture clash leaves truth and fairness as casualties

This week, Inside Croydon has highlighted the party political interference going on at the council headquarters during what is supposed to be a period of election purdah, apparently to benefit of the ruling Conservative group. It is symptomatic of the … Continue reading

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Miliband leads calls for more affordable housing in Croydon

VOTE 2014: Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, has set up his local councillors in Croydon for what could be some frank discussions with major developers in the borough, including Westfield, Barratt Homes and John Laing, after he announced that his … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Boris Johnson, Business, Cane Hill, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, IYLO, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Planning, Property, Steve Reed MP, Taberner House, Tony Pearson, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council pays public money to private school for election count

Croydon’s Tory-run council is to pay thousands of pounds of tax-payers’ money to a wealthy private school to use its halls for the election count later this month, instead of using its own buildings, like the £140 million “Fisher’s Folly” … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Nathan Elvery, Trinity School, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Poll: Should MP Barwell resign to avoid conflicts of interest?

Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, appears to regard it as an impertinence that one of his constituents should make a detailed enquiry into the MP’s apparent conflicts of interest between being an elected representative at Westminster while … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Surrey blame ‘struggling facilities’ for Whitgift cricket decision

Doubts over whether county cricket will return to Croydon were renewed this week when the annual meeting of Surrey members was told that “struggling facilities” were the reason for the county club’s continued absence from Whitgift School. The cricket festival … Continue reading

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Barwell the ‘outsider’ is less attractive online than Galloway

It’s not been a good day for Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation. First, he discovers that Ladbrokes have him as only second favourite to win the Croydon Central seat at next year’s General Election. And now it … Continue reading

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The MP, the charity, the £1bn scheme and a three-year closure

The Whitgift Centre is to be closed for three years – and that’s according to the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, so it must be true. There has been confusion this week over the plans for the £1 billion re-development … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

£1bn Westfield and Hammerson scheme is Croydon’s last hope

CROYDON COMMENTARY: DAVID CALLAM welcomes the Hammersfield redevelopment of the centre of town. After all, there is no alternative The Whitgift Shopping City proposals are a way for the Whitgift Foundation to secure its financial future for decades to come. … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, Centrale, David Callam, Jo Negrini, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments