Category Archives: Jo Negrini

We’ve dodged the bullet of Section114 action, Negrini tells staff

EXCLUSIVE: Chief executive emerges from a day of meetings to announce that she has a cunning plan. By STEVEN DOWNES Jo Negrini this evening told council staff and councillors that Croydon won’t be “doing a Northampton”, at least not for … Continue reading

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FAT chance of there being any inspired designs for Fair Field

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council might be broke, but that hasn’t stopped them spaffing another million pounds, maybe more, on a set of architects’ designs which are certain to turn the borough into a laughing stock once more, says SEBASTIAN TILLINGER … Continue reading

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Troubleshooter’s report may give Negrini no choice of action

STEVEN DOWNES on a crucial couple of days for the borough At some point today, Ian O’Donnell will deliver his report on the state of the borough’s finances and what he recommends that needs to be done to get the … Continue reading

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Talk to Brick by Brick about their ‘success’ in social housing

Brick by Brick, the council’s wholly-owned, loss-making building company, wants to hear from you in an online discussion where they want to celebrate their great achievements in building social housing. Like an over-excited six-year-old on Christmas Eve (left), the company … Continue reading

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Negrini faces showdown meetings over finances next week

A consultant ‘parachuted in’ to salvage the council’s rocky finances will deliver a vital report next Tuesday, STEVEN DOWNES reports, as Croydon’s £1.5bn borrowings have been described by a local MP as ‘reckless’ and its financial position ‘unsustainable’  The dire … Continue reading

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Residents call for end to planning meetings for ‘cowboys’

One of the borough’s largest organisations representing the interests of residents has called on the council to stop all planning committee meetings until the covid-19 emergency is over – and they have singled out the Brick by Brick proposal to … Continue reading

Posted in Addington, Addington Residents' Association, Brick by Brick, Chris Clark, Community associations, Croydon Council, Environment, Fieldway, Housing, New Addington, New Addington North, Paul Scott, Planning, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council calls in auditors as it faces covid cashflow crisis

EXCLUSIVE: STEVEN DOWNES reports on the dire financial crisis facing the Town Hall External auditors have been working in the council offices at Fisher’s Folly since yesterday, trawling through the fine detail of the borough’s finances. According to Katharine Street … Continue reading

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