Category Archives: Croydon Council

Tory MP told to apologise after bad joke about road safety

A Tory MP was forced into an embarrassing U-turn last night, after an attempt to score petty party political points over road safety. Chris Philp, the Conservative MP for Croydon South, was widely criticised on social media after he tweeted … Continue reading

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Croydon’s social workers having to deal with double case work

WALTER CRONXITE on the anxious wait at the Town Hall for the latest update on the council’s children’s services department Tony Newman, Croydon’s council leader, was described as “channeling his inner Young Mr Grace” at a meeting of his close … Continue reading

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Croydon condemned for ‘cultural apartheid’ over music ban

One of the country’s most prominent black activists has condemned Croydon Council’s suppression of its own report into the town centre’s night-time economy. Lee Jasper has described Croydon police’s “bashment ban” – withholding licences from nightclubs that want to play … Continue reading

Posted in Amy Lamé Limited, Andy Tarrant, Business, Callton Young, Croydon Council, Dance, Jeff Boothe, Jo Negrini, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Music, Policing, Pubs, Sadiq Khan, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tories scrape together B Listers, but miss out Selhurst

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest sign that Croydon’s Tories really don’t much care for the north of the borough Four months on from the botched announcement of their candidates for next May’s local elections, and Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Westfield takeover is a ‘positive’. Newman’s positive about that

MT WALLETTE, our Francophone retailing correspondent, on council efforts to pass off a pig’s ear as a silk purse (there has to be some trading standards regulations about that…) The multi-billion-pound takeover of Westfield, the shopping centre developers who have … Continue reading

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Council wanted to whitewash report on police ‘bashment ban’

Today, we publish the review on the borough’s night-time economy and the police’s licensing policies, which council leader Tony Newman and chief exec Jo Negrini didn’t want you to see. WALTER CRONXITE reports Croydon Council officials have suppressed a report … Continue reading

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Council planning chief’s ‘new way of working’ for Brick by Brick

Having managed to piss off people from Upper Norwood to Purley, from Shirley to Coulsdon, Brick by Brick, the council’s wholly owned and wholly opaque home-building company, and the Town Hall planning department are undertaking a pre-Christmas charm offensive. For … Continue reading

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