Category Archives: Jo Negrini

Council sells off public green space to Brick by Brick for just £1

Croydon Council has sold at least three packages of publicly owned property – in Waddon, South Croydon and Fairfield wards – to Brick by Brick, its house-building company, for just £1 each. And last year the Labour-run council also flogged … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Fairfield, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Property, South Croydon, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

£600,000 price tag on council-owned Brick by Brick houses

Roll up! Roll up! Come and get your Brick by Brick house, built on public property, using tax-payers’ money, and going on sale this week as a real bargain at nearly £600,000 for a three-bedroomed house on a ‘neat terrace’! … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Council could seek more time to fix problem children’s services

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the latest, critical Ofsted report on the council children’s services department, which has 78% vacancy rate among  some of its social work teams Croydon Council could be forced to seek an extension to the … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Barbara Peacock, Bromley Council, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Nick Pendry, Robert Henderson, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tory vote slumps to 15% as Ben-Hassel wins in Norbury

KEN LEE reports from a draughty church hall in south London where … nothing much was learned Leila Ben-Hassel is the new councillor for Norbury and Pollards Hill, following yesterday’s ward by-election, where the Tory vote collapsed amid the current … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon North, Jo Negrini, Leila Ben-Hassel, Norbury | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Council goes toe-to-toe with College over ‘university’

Croydon College and the University of Sussex have been providing degree courses in the town centre for a decade. Now the council, with its own multi-billion development plans in tatters, has decided to come up with a scheme of its … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, College Green, Colm Lacey, Croydon College, Croydon Council, Croydon School of Art, Education, Jo Negrini, Planning, South Bank Poly, Sussex Innovation Centre, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Negrini jets off to Cannes as Brick by Brick cover-up continues

WALTER CRONXITE dons his Panama hat, khaki shorts and espadrilles to track down the council’s £200,000 CEO on her annual spring break to the South of France, all funded by Croydon Council Tax-payers With Westfield delayed indefinitely, Fairfield Halls at … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon BID, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Planning, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Brick by Brick’s Fairfield Halls refurb goes £11m over budget

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest multi-million-pound overspend by the council-owned ‘house-building’ company that has yet to build a single new home The refurbishment works being carried out on the Fairfield Halls arts complex by Brick by Brick will cost … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Housing, Mott MacDonald, Planning, Property | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments