Category Archives: Simon Hall

Controversial chair of planning Scott gets promoted to cabinet

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest egregious example of Town Hall patronage, and all done at your expense – including one of ‘Tony’s Cronies’ getting £6,000 per committee meeting Despite managing to bring together 17 residents’ groups in opposition to … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Housing, Jane Avis, Louisa Woodley, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mark Watson, Oliver Lewis, Paul Scott, Planning, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

‘The Godfather’ who paid mate £787 per day has left council

STEVEN DOWNES reports on the apparent departure from Fisher’s Folly of a council assistant chief executive who handed out £787.36-a-day to a family friend Graham Cadle, “The Godfather” of Croydon Council, has tonight cleared his desk for a final time. … Continue reading

Posted in Graham Cadle, Jacqueline Harris-Baker, Jo Negrini, Simon Hall, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Fieldway’s Hall launches attack on ‘unacceptable’ Veolia

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the widening splits within the leadership of the Labour group on the council, with local elections less than four months away One of Croydon council leader Tony Newman’s most trusted lieutenants has this week … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Carole Bonner, Felicity Flynn, Fieldway, Fly tipping, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, New Addington North, Oliver Lewis, Refuse collection, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Tony Pearson, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Alisa Flemming, Carole Bonner, Chris Clark, Clive Fraser, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Fieldway, Jane Avis, John Wentworth, Mary Croos, New Addington North, Niro Sirisena, Pat Ryan, Patricia Hay-Justice, Patsy Cummings, Simon Hall, South Norwood, Sue Winborn, Upper Norwood, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Commuting, East Croydon, Fieldway, New Addington, Simon Hall, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Croydon College, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Housing, Planning, Schools, Simon Hall, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Bernard Weatherill House, Council Tax, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Fly tipping, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Shirley, Simon Hall, Tony Newman, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments