Category Archives: Woodside

Unhappy tenants say they’re ready to quit loss-making Boxpark

It’s not been a great week for Boozepark. Then again, nor has it been great for Croydon Council, either, as it was they who provided a £3million loan and more than £400,000 in hand-outs of public money to help get … Continue reading

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Jobs for the gals! Newman hands £100,000 job to Blairite pal

It’s not what you know, but who you know when it comes to some top-level jobs at Croydon Council, as KEN LEE reports Tensions between Croydon Council’s senior paid officials and the Town Hall’s Labour leadership threaten to break out … Continue reading

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‘Selling off the Albert for flats is like demolishing the Queen Vic’

Another week, another Croydon pub comes under threat. This time, it’s the Albert Tavern on Harrington Road, close to South Norwood Country Park, whose owners want to flog it off to the highest bidder, with the real risk that developers … Continue reading

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Council apprentices to get a pay rise – five years late

The Labour-run council was elected in 2014 on a promise to pay all its staff fairly. Yet some of the council’s least well-paid workers are only catching up now, and as KEN LEE reports, the Town Hall’s job brokerage service … Continue reading

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Croydon launches big-money game show: Spot The Plot!

Richard Osman, the brains behind BBC quiz show Pointless, is rumoured to have been spotted on Katharine Street this week carrying a briefcase stuffed with production company Endemol’s money, looking to offer Croydon Council a shed-load of cash for a … Continue reading

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Council garages flogged off in latest Brick by Brick giveaway

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the half-truths and blank maps that came with the latest batch of 60 sites being handed over for development After flogging off public green spaces and kids’ playgrounds for the in-house house-builder to build … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Library closures: Lewis forced to issue statement on plans

The Labour cabinet member who told the scrutiny committee that he ‘absolutely’ has plans to build more flats on the borough’s public libraries now says the council ‘currently’ has no plans to close libraries. Our bookish gyms correspondent, GENE BRODIE, … Continue reading

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