Category Archives: Kathy Bee

Cummings sees off Blairite campaign with win on first ballot

WALTER CRONXITE reports from South Norwood on what may prove to be a significant Labour selection decision In the end, it wasn’t even close. Labour’s selection meeting to choose a candidate to stand in the forthcoming South Norwood by-election overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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South Norwood set for council by-election as Bee buzzes off

There is to be a council by-election in the safe Labour ward of South Norwood, after former Town Hall cabinet member Kathy Bee announced that she is to resign as a councillor in order to pursue a Civil Service job … Continue reading

Posted in Jane Avis, Kathy Bee, Paul Scott, South Norwood, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Brick by Brick is failing to deliver on affordable homes pledge

BARRATT HOLMES on the overdevelopment of planning meetings – five more to come in the next few weeks  – and how Thursday’s committee approved three schemes from a council-owned developer without any affordable housing whatsoever Croydon’s chief executive, Jo Negrini, … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Joy Prince, Kathy Bee, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, South Norwood, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council hands Hunt final decision over cuts to IVF treatment

The Council’s health and social care scrutiny committee has thrown a curve ball to the Tory government over cuts in NHS provision by referring the decision to end the provision of IVF fertility treatment in Croydon to Jeremy Hunt, the … Continue reading

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Scott’s latest Hart to Hart offers a few more details

More details have seeped out from the latest of the “invitation-only” meetings organised by local councillor, Paul Scott, in one of his many other roles, on behalf of what is supposed to be a community group, People for Portland Road. … Continue reading

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Only select few get invite to Norwood ‘regeneration’ meeting

There’s another chance for residents in South Norwood to ask awkward questions about the “plans” that one or two influential council figures and their consultants appear to have for the area around Portland Road at a meeting tonight at Stanley … Continue reading

Posted in Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Kathy Bee, Paul Scott, People for Portland Road, South Norwood, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor, Woodside | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Councillor promises to investigate shops’ £1,500 licence fees

A senior Labour councillor has promised to “investigate” whether he can do anything about the eye-watering increases to licensing charges for using pavement areas outside shops in South Norwood, which the owners say could force them to close. Paul Scott, … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Kathy Bee, Paul Scott, People for Portland Road, South Norwood, Tony Newman, Wayne Lawlor, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

£1,500 licence fee drives South Norwood shops out of business

Sad times on Croydon’s high streets. M.T. WALLETTE, our shopping correspondent, reports from South Norwood where two long-standing retailers fear they might be forced out of business… by their own council Two much-loved high street shops, both in the Mayor … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Jane Avis, Kathy Bee, Paul Scott, South Norwood, Wayne Lawlor | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Football-watching councillors are rewarded with promotions

WALTER CRONXITE, our man outside the Town Hall with a Yorkie bar and Mike Fisher’s discarded copy of the Racing Post, sees a clear message in the latest council cabinet reshuffle: mediocrity will be rewarded in Croydon Tony Newman, Croydon’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Callton Young, Croydon Council, David Wood, Hamida Ali, John Wentworth, Kathy Bee, Matthew Kyeremeh, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Planning, Stuart King, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Transport, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Newman looks for Plan B on roads as Bee is moved on

Kathy Bee, the councillor in charge of the state of the roads in the borough, looks set to be another casualty of Tony “Soprano” Newman’s inadvertent reshuffle of Town Hall top jobs expected to be undertaken at a Labour group … Continue reading

Posted in Callton Young, Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Kathy Bee, Mark Watson, Parking, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments