Category Archives: Jo Negrini

Council sneaks out announcement of Westfield’s planning date

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the modest little announcement about what is supposed to be the biggest thing in the borough for half a century Anyone would think that they were smuggling it out when they hoped no one might notice, … Continue reading

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Council’s experts warned hotel scheme must be rejected

The council’s planning department not only left out an MP’s objections to the Queen’s Hotel scheme, they tried to ignore entirely the findings of their own panel of conservation experts. KEN LEE reports Serious questions continue to be raised over … Continue reading

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Negrini’s plea at secret Town Hall meeting to save her own job

KEN LEE reports on a Town Hall meeting to discuss one of the biggest crises in the borough’s history, and which locked out the press and public Jo Negrini, the £185,000 per year council chief executive, issued a thinly veiled … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Barbara Peacock, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Stuart Collins | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Brick by Brick reports £1.1m losses in first trading accounts

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on a set of figures which Jo Negrini would probably prefer you did not know about Brick by Brick, the council-owned housing developer, made a loss of £1.1million in its first full year of trading. … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Planning | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Extra meeting on children’s services now ‘councillor training’

Mystery surrounds what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s council meeting, or who’ll be allowed to attend. By WALTER CRONXITE Monday’s council meeting on the crisis in children’s services, called in place of a scheduled cabinet meeting, looks set to … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara Peacock, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Negrini offers council staff £500 to recruit social workers

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the increasingly desperate-looking efforts at the council to deal with the crisis in the borough’s children’s services Croydon Council has offered all its staff a £500 reward if they can help solve the borough’s social worker … Continue reading

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Town centre social cleansing is back on council’s agenda

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a Town Hall proposal which few people want, and which would provide ‘powers’ which already exist Another week, another lip-service “consultation” from the council. Only this one’s a bit special, possibly the work of a comedy … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boxpark, Business, Crime, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Planning, Surrey Street, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments