Category Archives: Croydon Council

Watson’s shambolic meeting leaves Surrey Street in the dark

£10,000 That’s how much Mark Watson, the councillor in charge of the gentrification project around Surrey Street, reckons it has cost to install the first piece of “street art” on the footbridge that crosses the old street market. And this … Continue reading

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South Norwood suffers a ‘white-out’ in council publicity

For what is supposed to be among the most diverse and colourful boroughs in the country, parts of Croydon appear to be very… pale if the expensively commissioned architects’ drawings of some council schemes are anything to go by. Take … Continue reading

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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

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‘Veil of secrecy’ surrounds Barratt’s £150,000 pipe dream

Opposition councillors in Sutton are demanding an urgent meeting with the council chief executive after the authority’s planning committee last night granted permission for a pipe-laying scheme to a division of a company which is paying towards a council trip … Continue reading

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Barratt’s, Bolger and the curious case of Sutton’s extra piping

Sutton Council’s junketing at MIPIM in the South of France next month is being paid for, in part at least, by a company which is subject to an investigation over bribery allegations by the Metropolitan Police’s complex fraud team. Niall … Continue reading

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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

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Revealed: How Sutton spent some of its £30,000 MIPIM fund

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the mystery surrounding more than £20,000-worth of council sponsorship cash for a conference delegation to the South of France, and the business that links Croydon with social cleansing schemes in other London boroughs Niall Bolger, the … Continue reading

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