Category Archives: Jan Buttinger

Fitzsimons: Councillors ‘naive’ in believing senior officials

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how some at the Town Hall are beginning to face up to uncomfortable truths Croydon’s councillors are becoming increasing angry about the way they have been misled over the handling of the children’s services crisis … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Barbara Peacock, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Jan Buttinger, Jo Negrini, Sean Fitzsimons, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

£180m Fairfield operator contract is called-in for scrutiny

Fifteen Conservative councillors signed official forms to call-in the decision to award the operator contract for the Fairfield Halls, a move which some fear might delay the appointment process, and others have described as petty political point-scoring. The matter will … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Stranack, Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Chris Philp MP, Chris Wright, Donald Speakman, Dudley Mead, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Gavin Barwell, Helen Pollard, James Thompson, Jan Buttinger, Jason Cummings, Jeet Bains, Lynne Hale, Margaret Mead, Maria Gatland, Mario Creatura, Sean Fitzsimons, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

96 days to go and councillors’ self-interest is showing

Have you had someone with a rosette knock at your door yet? You will, says WALTER CRONXITE, you will. Though how the tax-payers of Croydon will benefit from one of the longest election campaigns in history is questionable Fed up … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe West, Chris Wright, Croydon Central, Dudley Mead, Eddy Arram, Gavin Barwell, Helen Pollard, Jan Buttinger, Jason Cummings, Jason Perry, Louisa Woodley, Maggie Mansell, Malcolm Wicks MP, Margaret Mead, Maria Gatland, Mario Creatura, Mark Watson, Patricia Hay-Justice, Robert Canning, Sara Bashford, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Hollands, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

De-selected Pollard quickly finds Fairfield ward an easy Fitze

Congratulations to the Pollard family, who had to go barely 24 hours facing the horrible prospect of living like ordinary, hard-working Croydon residents and no longer receiving their annual “allowances” total of £67,354 for their part-time roles as Croydon councillors. … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Andrew Stranack, Boris Johnson, David Fitze, Fairfield, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Jan Buttinger, Jason Perry, Kenley, Maria Gatland, Mayor of London, Michael Neal, South Croydon, Steve Hollands, Steve O'Connell, Sue Winborn, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pollard ducks decisive meeting on £13m Riesco sale

Councillor Sara Bashford spoke up in the Town Hall council chamber last night and tried to justify Croydon’s sale of 24 items from the borough’s priceless Riesco ceramics collection by claiming that thousands of Croydon school children who visit the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society, Donald Speakman, Dudley Mead, Education, Fairfield Halls, Jan Buttinger, Jeet Bains, Julie Belvir, Kenley, Purley, Riesco Collection, Sara Bashford, Selsdon & Ballards, Simon Hall, Steve O'Connell, Stuart Collins, Terry Lenton, Tim Pollard, Toni Letts, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Retired judge handed £35,000 for chairing riots panel

It seems that at least one of the mates of Croydon Council’s leadership has benefited financially as a consequence of last August’s riots. Official invoices just published show that our council paid a staggering £35,000 to William Barnett for a … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Andrew Pelling, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Jan Buttinger, Jon Rouse, Kenley, London-wide issues, Mayday Hospital, Mike Fisher, Policing, Riots Review Panel, Sean Fitzsimons, Steve O'Connell, Tony Newman, West Croydon, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon’s riot panel given just two weeks to collect evidence

How “independent” is Croydon’s inquiry into the 8/8 riots (yes, David “Fawlty” Fitze, they were riots), and have they been given adequate time to find out about ordinary people’s experiences on that terrible night? Given that senior figures on Croydon’s … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Jan Buttinger, Kenley, Mike Fisher, Riots Review Panel, Sean Fitzsimons, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment