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Croydon in crisis: Minister’s approval required for cuts plan

The council’s £220,000 per year chief executive has ‘Whitehall looking over her shoulder’, reports KEN LEE The grumblings of discontent around Fisher’s Folly among the hundreds of council staff who face redundancy have been partially relieved with the discovery that … Continue reading

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Councillor claims: We can’t afford to reopen Arena stadium

Track where Olympic stars Donna Fraser, Martyn Rooney and Lawrence Okoye began their track and field careers is under threat after covid-19, as senior council figure claims it could cost £200,000 to reopen Oliver Lewis, the council cabinet member, last … Continue reading

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Satire is dead: Brick by Brick and ‘the power of social housing’

On Wednesday, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council’s wholly-owned, loss-making house-builder, will be staging a virtual ‘discussion’ entitled, The Power of Social Housing, an act which prompted some to recall Tom Lehrer’s remarks on the day Henry Kissinger was named a … Continue reading

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Story Tellers young writers competition, to Feb 29

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Our neighbourhoods are under attack. It’s time to fight back

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Aggressively acquisitive developers, operating mainly across the suburban southern parts of the borough, allied to a council planning department that seems to wave through most of their schemes for blocks of flats, is causing great distress for existing … Continue reading

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Newman stifles report which alleges conspiracy over selection

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on a leaked report over the rumbling row in Croydon Labour over a selection stitch-up that saw Tony Newman’s favoured candidate put forward for last November’s Fairfield council by-election A internal party report, leaked to … Continue reading

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Mayor Khan facing ‘the most fragmented Assembly ever’

Like last month’s European elections, the London Mayor and Assembly votes in May 2020 will be conducted using a form of proportional representation. As WALTER CRONXITE reports, based on the Euro poll, that could cause even further discomfort for Croydion’s … Continue reading

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Scott’s cunning plan to squeeze in 3,000 new homes per year

KEN LEE on how increased housing  targets have forced the council into a rapid rethink of its Local Plan Just like Baldrick, Paul Scott has got a cunning plan. Another one. Controversial Town Hall figure Scott has been booked to … Continue reading

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Is Scott set to dig for planning victory over Purley ‘skyscraper’?

EXCLUSIVE: Our housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on a possible breakthrough to solve a development crisis across the capital A document leaked from the council’s planning department suggests that a solution may have been found to one of the longest running … Continue reading

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Buckley talks about his rocky road to success, TMRW, Feb 5

Russell Buckley is the guest at TMRW, the internet café and events space on Croydon High Street, for the first in a series of talks with successful entrepreneurs who had rocky starts. Buckley is a veteran of the dot.com boom, … Continue reading

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