Category Archives: Stiles Harold Williams

Croydon’s Negrini, the £20m superyacht, and left over beer

KEN LEE, our spending-four-days-on-the-lash-at-public-expense correspondent, detected waning interest among the world’s property developers in Croydon’s tired message at this year’s MIPIM Apparently, it’s happening. “It’s happening!” was the latest lame slogan for Croydon this week at the booze and hookerfest … Continue reading

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Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Heather Cheesbrough, Jo Negrini, Shifa Mustafa, Stiles Harold Williams, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Boozepark applies to extend bar opening times until 1am

KEN LEE, our Town Hall correspondent, has found some interesting documents on the council’s planning site Within nine months of opening, and Boxpark has been applying to Croydon Council to drop some of the conditions linked to its planning permission … Continue reading

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Negrini approves £12,500 spend on her trip to South of France

Jo Negrini, Croydon’s chief exec, has spent more than £12,000 of Council Tax-payers’ money for her and three council executives to spend most of this week out of the office in Fisher’s Folly and instead jet off to enjoy cocktails … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon BID, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, Heather Cheesbrough, Jo Negrini, Planning, Shifa Mustafa, Stiles Harold Williams, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Free beer on the council! Croydon goes on the piss at MIPIM

Croydon Council’s desperation to suck-up to multi-billion-pound property speculators in order to pimp out large swathes of the borough sees them offering free beer to anyone and everyone at next month’s “booze and hooker fest” that is the annual MIPIM … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon BID, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, Rise Gallery, Stiles Harold Williams, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Negrini heads council team to MIPIM’s ‘booze and hooker fest’

The PR flunkies putting together Croydon Council’s delegation to next month’s “booze and hooker fest” in the South of France are refusing to say who is paying for the junket. WALTER CRONXITE reports Croydon will be one of 16 London … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, Niall Bolger, Planning, Property, Rise Gallery, Stiles Harold Williams, Sutton Council, Taberner House, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Westfield confirms another five years of blight in town centre

Croydon Council has spent more public money on a new slogan, two years after the last one. But as WALTER CRONXITE reports, there are risks involved when senior councillors claim to be ‘Delivering for Croydon’ and a £1.4bn flagship development … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Business, Centrale, Croydon BID, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, John Burton, Planning, Stiles Harold Williams, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Council says it can’t afford leaflets to publicise Cruise ban

The dangerous Croydon Cruise staged along Imperial Way is now subject to a High Court injunction, with those breaking the legal ruling facing unlimited fines, two years in prison, or both. But yesterday’s application nearly failed thanks to the lawyers … Continue reading

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Disconnected Croydon to add lick of paint to Thornton Heath

Shop fronts and walls in Thornton Heath are to get a lick of paint as the latest part of the multi-mllion-pound Disconnected Croydon exercise in superficiality run by our council. Together with the You&Me firm of architects, the council is … Continue reading

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The year in review, as it really happened inside Croydon

2015 marked the fifth year of publication of Inside Croydon, and we’re proud to continue to offer truly independent coverage of what is really happening in the borough, the unvarnished truth, without influence or favours from the speculators or politicians, … Continue reading

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BANNED: What has the Grey Label conference got to hide?

By Steven Downes, Editor, Inside Croydon Grey Label, the PR agency of choice of Croydon Council, has banned Inside Croydon from attending the property speculators love-in that they are “organising” at the Fairfield Halls today. This will be the sixth … Continue reading

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It’s official: Thornton Heath is a property market hot-spot

Croydon’s going through a boom time. Hadn’t you noticed? While the number of people having to work on low-rates, no guarantees, no-rights Zero Hours contracts is reported to have risen by 19 per cent in the past year – making … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Environment, Gavin Barwell, Housing, London-wide issues, Planning, Property, Steve Reed MP, Stiles Harold Williams, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

High Court judge rejects legal challenge to landlord licensing

The legal challenge against Croydon Council’s landlord licensing scheme, a flagship manifesto policy which helped get Labour elected last year, has been rejected by a High Court judge, a decision greeted by one senior council figure as, “A great day … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Environment, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Property, Stiles Harold Williams, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Landlord scheme court case may turn on Plant’s spot

Whatever the outcome of the court case over Croydon’s proposed landlord licensing scheme, which had an application for a Judicial Review heard by Mr Justice Silber at the High Court this week, the role played by Richard Plant could prove … Continue reading

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High street’s failings are becoming something to bank on

And so while the local council bungs a few thousand quid (of our money) at a futile and probably fruitless one-day jamboree – though the bar takings for some members of the South Croydon Business Association might benefit – the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Community associations, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Planning, Property, Pubs, Restaurants, South Croydon, South Croydon Community Association, Stiles Harold Williams, Tony Newman, Waddon, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Bogus Barwell shows his true colours as millionaires’ mate

Who do you want your MP to represent after being elected on Thursday? Do you want them to go to Westminster to represent you? Or do you want them to provide more support for multi-million pound property speculators? STEVEN DOWNES, … Continue reading

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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

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Planning, Stiles Harold Williams, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Planning, Stiles Harold Williams, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Croydon streets being paved with gold – or public cash

Next Monday, the council starts work to give the area around East Croydon Station a £5million overhaul. But when all the work is finished, will we be able to say it is money well spent? If the quality of some … 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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Ending office-to-flats won’t harm market, SHW director says

A director of the Croydon estate agency which manages the Whitgift Foundation’s vast portfolio of properties in the borough has told Inside Croydon that the council’s move to end permitted development – the planning device which allows the owners of … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Planning, Property, Stiles Harold Williams, Taberner House, Vidhi Mohan, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment