Category Archives: Richard Chatterjee

Councillor employed by Oasis charity makes grant to Oasis

Inside Croydon has discovered that Conservative councillor Gareth Streeter managed to oversee a £1,500 donation from council funds towards a group from the Oasis academy chain – the very same Oasis chain which is associated with the Oasis charity where … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Gareth Streeter, Oasis Academy, Oasis Academy Shirley Park, Richard Chatterjee, Schools, Shirley, Simon Hall | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Official: Croydon won’t build a single council home in 8 years

Council housing company won’t complete first new home until March Of homes to be completed this year, only 29% will be ‘affordable’ Two Tory councillors failed to show up for scrutiny of Brick by Brick Business plan is ‘just guesswork’, … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, College Green, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, London-wide issues, Luke Clancy, Lynne Hale, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Richard Chatterjee, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Piles and stools: a typical night out with Croydon’s Tories

If there were any lingering doubts over the real reasons for the Croydon Tories’ continued hostility to having a gypsy and traveller camp at Purley Oaks – or, indeed, at any site proposed in the borough – then the presence … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Chris Philp MP, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura, Richard Chatterjee, Selsdon & Ballards, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Nasty Party goes to war over church’s Purley tower block

A nasty war of words has broken out in Purley over the local baptist church’s development of a 17-storey tower overlooking the ugly gyratory road system. So unpleasant is the behaviour that Purley has revealed itself as no longer the … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Chris Wright, Church and religions, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Donald Speakman, Environment, Luke Clancy, Parking, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Purley, Purley BID, Richard Chatterjee, Sue Winborn, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

As Newman ‘celebrates’, Whitgift workers fret over future

The £1bn Hammersfield supermall may prove to be regenerative for Croydon’s economy. Once it is built. But as STEVEN DOWNES reports, uncertainty over development timescales is blighting existing businesses The start of building work on the redevelopment of Croydon town … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2018 council elections, Allders, Boris Johnson, Boxpark, Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Jo Negrini, John Burton, Mayor of London, Mike Fisher, Parking, Planning, Property, Richard Chatterjee, Shirley, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

‘Non-political’ residents’ association to stage Tory party rally

Apparently, the Spring Park Residents’ Association is, according to its own constitution, “a non-party political, non-sectarian organisation, which was founded in 1932 to represent the views of its members to the local authority and other organisations on matters of public … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Community associations, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Janet Marshall, Mike Fisher, Richard Chatterjee, Shirley | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

These councillors voted last night to build on a Croydon park: next month they will want you to trust them with your vote

When you last had a chance to vote for the local council four years ago, were you asked for your views on the council building on public open space so that the developers could make more than £100million in profit? … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Business, Chris Wright, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, David Osland, Environment, Fairfield, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Lynne Hale, Planning, Property, Richard Chatterjee, Sanderstead, Shirley, Sue Winborn, Taberner House, Tim Pollard, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Tory councillors under pressure for re-selection in Heathfield

The nominations to be Conservative candidates in the ultra-safe council ward of Heathfield look like being strongly contested tomorrow. According to a very well-placed Tory source at the Town Hall, the current Heathfield councillors, Jason Cummings, Helen Pollard and a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Clare Hilley, Croydon Central, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell, Heathfield, Helen Pollard, Janet Marshall, Jason Cummings, Margaret Mead, Mike Fisher, Richard Chatterjee, Shirley, Simon Hoar, Steve Reed MP, Tim Pollard, Tony Harris, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Barwell’s continuing appeal for candidates is cutting it fine

Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, continues his one-man campaign to try to recruit people as Conservative party candidates in the local elections, now by trawling the good people of Shirley ward, where the Council Leader Mike Fisher … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Janet Marshall, Mike Fisher, Richard Chatterjee, Shirley | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Labour facing selection showdown in New Addington

Two of Croydon Labour’s front bench councillors get what is realistically their last chance to be selected to stand at next May’s Town Hall elections at a meeting being staged in New Addington tomorrow lunchtime. Paul Smith, the spokesman on … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Bensham Manor, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell, George Ayres, Janet Marshall, Mike Fisher, New Addington, Richard Chatterjee, Sarah Jones MP, Shirley, Simon Hall, Steve Reed MP, Tony Pearson | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments