Category Archives: Simon Hall

Labour’s new slate in Fairfield as Momentum makes a mark

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, with the latest weekly round-up of the ins, and outs, in a tortuous selection process Boundary changes, demographic changes and the Jeremy Corbyn-inspired swing towards Labour has made Fairfield ward in the town centre a … Continue reading

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Delays on track for TfL over proposals to change tram service

Could Transport for London be about to back down over its proposed changes to the tram network? JEREMY CLACKSON reports Transport for London’s plan to radically alter the tram service from New Addington and Elmers End to Wimbledon, due to … Continue reading

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Developers in multi-million-pound gamble over playing fields

Croydon College has sold off disused playing fields near the Purley Way to a private firm of housing developers, while the land does not have planning permission for housing. None of the parties to the secretive deal are willing to … Continue reading

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Balancing the books allows Labour to invest in Croydon

BUDGET COMMENTARY: With the council’s books balanced, a government-approved increase in Council Tax and front-line services being maintained by the Labour council, it is little wonder that the local Tories have so little to offer, writes Councillor ANDREW PELLING Croydon … Continue reading

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Council sells Taberner site in secretive multi-million pound deal

Croydon Council has agreed to sell the Taberner House site. The deal has been done within the first month of Jo Negrini being installed as the council’s chief executive, but neither she nor Tony Newman, the leader of the Labour-run … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, RIF, Simon Hall, Taberner House, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Alas Smith and Jones: Labour members get behind Corbyn

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest embarrassing set-back for the Croydon clique which yearns for a return to the “good old days” of Tony Bliar The ordinary members of a Croydon Constituency Labour Party, when given a chance last night … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Rendle, Carole Bonner, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Maddie Henson, Mark Watson, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, Sean Fitzsimons, Simon Hall, Stephen Mann, Steve Reed MP, Stuart Collins, Toni Letts, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Council spends £20m on agency cover for social workers

Croydon Council still has a long way to go if it is to make the £100 million austerity cuts required by the Conservative Government, after it was reported this week that it will make savings of £3.3 million from making … Continue reading

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