Category Archives: Toni Letts

Veteran councillor in call to hunt down whistleblowers

The council press office should be made ‘to defend’ Labour councillors, while council staff who talk to this website need to be hunted down according to one Newman loyalist who has warned colleagues that the leader’s job ‘is not open’. … Continue reading

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Posted in Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Simon Hall, Toni Letts, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Newman accused of breaking own rules over councillor sacking

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest shenanigans from Croydon’s Labour leader Tony Newman, the leader of the council, may have broken his own Labour group’s rules last week when he issued an email “announcing” the appointment of Janet Campbell as … Continue reading

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Newman bans Labour councillors from ‘liking’ Inside Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the ludicrous lengths that the council leadership is going to in order to avoid scrutiny of their failing administration Tony Newman, the increasingly absurd leader of Croydon Council, has ordered his fellow Labour councillors not to … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Callton Young, Clive Fraser, Inside Croydon, Oliver Lewis, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Sean Fitzsimons, Stuart Collins, Toni Letts, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Labour Party orders Newman to cancel his planned group AGM

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, reports on the latest setback for the council leader, and a financial blow for one of his most loyal supporters Tony Newman, the Labour leader at Croydon Town Hall, has been dealt another blow after being … Continue reading

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Putting Mr Blobby in charge is Newman’s latest blunder

TOWN HALL SKETCH: If a council’s planning deliberations have to be seen and heard to meet the requirements for democracy laid down by law, then Croydon could be in a spot of trouble, writes WALTER CRONXITE Well, that was a … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Chris Clark, College Green, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Fairfield, Fairfield Homes, Housing, Mayor of London, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Toni Letts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Newman switches planning chair before remote meeting

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest behind-the-scenes shenanigans going on at the Town Hall The fix is in. Two days before the Croydon planning committee is due to meet for the foregone conclusion of approving a Brick by Brick … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Business, Caragh Skipper, Chris Clark, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Fairfield Homes, Housing, Niro Sirisena, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Toni Letts, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

£120m Brick by Brick scheme to get ‘virtual’ planning meeting

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how Croydon Council is using the pandemic lockdown to lock out the public from the planning process Council leader Tony Newman has ignored calls from residents’ groups, his own Labour councillors and a local MP … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Heather Cheesbrough, Housing, Jacqueline Harris-Baker, Muhammad Ali, Paul Scott, Planning, Toni Letts, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Business as usual’ at Town Hall as four councillors self-isolate

KEN LEE reports – from a safe distance – on the mixed messages put out by Newman and Negrini over the covid-19 pandemic At least four of Croydon’s elected councillors have quarantined themselves after displaying symptoms or being in contact … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Health, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Toni Letts, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Patronised residents decry Scott’s planning committee ‘farce’

Croydon Council’s planning committee is “a farce”, and “an avenue for Councillor Scott to push through his anti-suburbia agenda”. That – referring to Paul Scott, the Labour councillor who is all-powerful on planning matters in Croydon – is the strongly … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Croydon Council, Paul Scott, Planning, Purley, Toni Letts | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Purley residents outrage over planning’s ‘husband and wife act’

Croydon Council’s planning committee has had an application for a development in Purley rushed on to its agenda for tomorrow, its last meeting of 2019, with a scheme submitted from a company whose “development director” is married to a senior … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Purley, Toni Letts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Scott forced to U-turn over developer’s Barham Road scheme

Paul Scott, the puppet-master on the council’s planning committee, was forced to make an embarrassing U-turn last night over a developer’s application to turn a Victorian family home in South Croydon into five small flats. As Inside Croydon reported yesterday, … Continue reading

Posted in Paul Scott, Planning, Robert Canning, South Croydon, Toni Letts, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Planning protests expected as Scott angers residents

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE reports ahead of what could prove to be another contentious session in the council chamber, amid calls for a domineering councillor to stand down from a committee Security is likely to be tight at the … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Chris Philp MP, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Paul Scott, Planning, Robert Canning, Toni Letts, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Excrement ‘hand-delivered’ to councillor in row over planning

Being a councillor is becoming an increasingly shitty proposition. Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports ahead of tonight’s Town Hall meeting on how ‘a council motion’ has taken on whole new meaning Tension is running high at the Town Hall, … Continue reading

Posted in Andrew Pelling, Brick by Brick, Business, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Housing, Jo Negrini, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Planning, Selhurst, Stuart King, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Planning chair prejudices position with speech for developers

The charge that Croydon’s Blairite council leadership is too cosy with property developers and their architect chums has been given even greater weight, after the chair of the borough’s planning committee gave a rousing speech at a launch event for … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Croydon Council, Housing, Leon House, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Toni Letts, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Leon House given new purpose as its flats go up for sale

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, goes to the top of a Croydon landmark and finds some merit in conversions Even on a day when a winter storm is scudding through just above our heads, from the 22nd floor roof garden … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Business, Fairfield, Housing, Leon House, London-wide issues, Planning, Property, South Croydon, Toni Letts | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

We will remember them: Croydon’s Remembrance Day services

Remembrance Day, paying tribute to the sacrifices of military and service personnel in conflicts past and present, will be observed in Croydon on Sunday, at the war memorial outside the Town Hall and at Croydon Minster. Conducted by the Rt … Continue reading

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Skipper gets selected with Henson for Addiscombe East

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the first two councillor de-selections as a Momentum candidate gets picked for next May’s Town Hall elections Labour will field an all-woman slate in Addiscombe East at next May’s local elections, after a ward selection … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe East, Alison Butler, Andrew Rendle, Ashburton, Caragh Skipper, David Wood, Maddie Henson, Paul Scott, Selhurst, Stephen Mann, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Godfrey becomes third senior Labour councillor to quit

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest senior council figure to announce that they won’t be seeking selection for May’s local elections Timothy Godfrey last night became the third Croydon Council cabinet member or deputy to announce that they are to … Continue reading

Posted in Art, David Wood, Fairfield Halls, Riesco Collection, Selhurst, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Warehouse Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Soroptimists’ anniversary highlights 90 years of service

One of the borough’s longest established social organisations has been celebrating its 90th anniversary. CLARE WALKER outlines the varied activities of Croydon Soroptimists When a group of women met for lunch in the tea lounge at Grant’s, the well-known Croydon … Continue reading

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Commission draws the line under Newman’s bid for control

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how an effort to shore-up Town Hall power through boundary changes has left Croydon’s Labour leadership even more dependent on Jeremy Corbyn, the party leader many of them tried to oust The Local Government Boundary … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe West, Andrew Rendle, Ashburton, Croydon Council, David Wood, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Helen Pollard, Kenley, Maddie Henson, Maria Gatland, New Addington, Paul Scott, Selhurst, South Croydon, Stephen Mann, Steve O'Connell, Sue Winborn, Tim Pollard, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Dinner at the Hilton looks to be good for builders’ business

BELLA BARTOCK, our resident culture vulture, slipped on her best frock and sling-backs for a night on the town with a motley crew of councillors Some of the world’s best-paid leaflet deliverers took the night off yesterday, as Croydon’s councillors … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Croydon Council, Refuse collection, Tim Pollard, Toni Letts, Veolia, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Selhurst councillor Letts confirmed as next Croydon Mayor

Toni Letts, the councillor for Selhurst ward, has been confirmed as the next Mayor of Croydon. It will be Letts’ second term as Croydon Mayor. The news was announced this morning by the mayoral incumbent, Wayne Trakas-Lawlor: “Warm congrats to … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Croydon Council, Toni Letts, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

All’s fair for Old Coulsdon charity event despite wet weekend

When the Old Coulsdon Village Fair was postponed in July because its venue, Grange Park, was waterlogged, the organisers, the Rotary Club of Coulsdon Manor, picked another date hoping for kinder weather for their charity fund-raiser. Come the re-arranged date, … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Community associations, Coulsdon, Friends of Grange Park, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Toni Letts | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Labour members get chance to ask Reed about Corbyn coup

Labour members in Croydon North, who Steve Reed OBE, the constituency MP, refused to answer with a frank explanation of his position over the party’s leadership, have the chance to get up close and personal with Progress vice-chair this Saturday … Continue reading

Posted in Catriona Ogilvy, Croydon North, David Wood, John Wentworth, Selhurst, Steve Reed MP, Timothy Godfrey, Toni Letts | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment