Gavin Barwell on regeneration: public meeting, July 12

Gavin Barwell: talking about regeneration

Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell is to hold a public meeting on July 12 to talk about the council’s plans for regeneration in the borough.

Barwell’s own website states he will “outline the work of Croydon Council to regenerate the Town Centre”, which raises the question of why a local MP is doing this, and not those at the council who are supposed to be directly responsible? Maybe that will come up at the meeting.

It is almost as if Barwell is still a Croydon councillor, a role he fulfilled before his election to parliament in May 2010: “Looking at the development plans for Croydon, Gavin will explain what the future skyline will look like and how the Council is working to make it happen,” his website states.

“The meeting is open to all who are interested and will take place on Thursday 12th July from 7pm in the Croydon Town Hall.” Right next to the new council HQ, or “service delivery hub”, which will soon be taking delivery of £900,000-worth of new furniture.

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1 Response to Gavin Barwell on regeneration: public meeting, July 12

  1. In which universe does Mr Barwell live, precisely?

    Recent reports from highly reliable sources tell us building work has come to a halt on many central London property developments because the bottom has dropped out of the market.

    The Shard at London Bridge, Europe’s tallest building, will open within the next few weeks without having let one square centimetre of its office space.

    And yet Mr Barwell and his colleagues at Croydon Council, who couldn’t engineer a major town centre development during the longest boom in British history, now want us to believe they are going to do so in the present slump.

    Jam tomorrow is every politicians’ stock in trade, but this kind of nonsense beggars belief: it shows what a poor opinion Mr Barwell and his colleagues have of the electorate; they must think we’re all stupid.

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