Category Archives: Chris Wright

Trakas-Lawlor votes down Queen’s Hotel expansion plan

Has Croydon’s planning worm turned? KEN LEE reports from the Town Hall chamber, where two developments of little merit were both rejected last night Residents in Crystal Palace are preparing themselves for a long-term battle over the future of the … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Wright, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Jamie Audsley, Parking, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Pete Smith, Planning, Property, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Upper Norwood, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Croydon Tories take their revenge on Fisher over #WadGate

There was blood on the shag pile at Croydon Tory HQ over selections for next May’s local elections. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the high casualty rate among some of the council’s one-time big beasts Mike Fisher, until 2014 … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Chris Wright, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Donald Speakman, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell, Heathfield, James Thompson, Margaret Mead, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Purley, Sara Bashford, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, Sue Winborn, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Tory councillor visits Barcelona instead of Town Hall meeting

WALTER CRONXITE reports on what may be the first casualty of the borough ward boundary changes due to be announced this summer There will have been at least one Croydon councillor paying no attention whatsoever to the proceedings in the … Continue reading

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£180m Fairfield operator contract is called-in for scrutiny

Fifteen Conservative councillors signed official forms to call-in the decision to award the operator contract for the Fairfield Halls, a move which some fear might delay the appointment process, and others have described as petty political point-scoring. The matter will … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Stranack, Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Chris Philp MP, Chris Wright, Donald Speakman, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Gavin Barwell, Helen Pollard, James Thompson, Jan Buttinger, Jason Cummings, Jeet Bains, Lynne Hale, Margaret Mead, Maria Gatland, Mario Creatura, Sean Fitzsimons, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tories oppose 2,000 homes in housing minister’s constituency

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the planning permission granted to a Labour council scheme which could make Gavin Barwell’s constituency a safe Tory seat Barely a year before the next Town Hall elections, and Croydon Tories last night handed a gift-wrapped … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Ashcroft Theatre, Brick by Brick, Chris Wright, College Green, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croham, Croydon Central, Croydon College, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Gavin Barwell, Helen Pollard, Housing, Jason Perry, Jo Negrini, Luke Clancy, Planning, Sue Winborn, Theatre, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Nasty Party goes to war over church’s Purley tower block

A nasty war of words has broken out in Purley over the local baptist church’s development of a 17-storey tower overlooking the ugly gyratory road system. So unpleasant is the behaviour that Purley has revealed itself as no longer the … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Chris Wright, Church and religions, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Donald Speakman, Environment, Luke Clancy, Parking, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Purley, Purley BID, Richard Chatterjee, Sue Winborn, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

East Croydon’s Bridge to Nowhere won’t be finished until 2024

WALTER CRONXITE reports on another foregone conclusion at the council’s planning committee, a decision which will blight development in the town centre until 2024, at least Croydon’s pusillanimous planning committee, under the chairmanship of Paul “Five Hats” Scott, last night … Continue reading

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