Category Archives: Tony Newman

Absentee councillor Kyeremeh kicked out of Town Hall

WALTER CRONXITE on the slow willowing out of councillors who have made little impact at the Town Hall. Or not even bothered to show up Croydon’s cadre of councillors has been whittled down to 68, with the dismissal of Matthew … Continue reading

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‘The Godfather’ who paid mate £787 per day has left council

STEVEN DOWNES reports on the apparent departure from Fisher’s Folly of a council assistant chief executive who handed out £787.36-a-day to a family friend Graham Cadle, “The Godfather” of Croydon Council, has tonight cleared his desk for a final time. … Continue reading

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How Tories used Form 696 to ban black music from our clubs

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our local council has had a racist licensing policy for the past nine years. Now it’s time to celebrate, and enjoy, black music in Croydon’s night clubs, writes Councillor CALLTON YOUNG In 2008, the Parliamentary Select Committee on … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick causes anger over Coulsdon housing plans

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on the latest deeply unpopular development being inflicted on Croydon by the council-owned Brick by Brick venture Another week and another controversial Brick by Brick scheme, pushed through relentlessly by the Town Hall husband … Continue reading

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Unions hold vote to reject ‘commercial’ Brick by Brick scheme

Croydon’s trade unionists will tonight vote on a proposal to oppose Brick by Brick’s attempts to build flats on a patch of green space next to Ruskin House, the historic home of the Labour movement in the borough. One of … Continue reading

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Fieldway’s Hall launches attack on ‘unacceptable’ Veolia

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the widening splits within the leadership of the Labour group on the council, with local elections less than four months away One of Croydon council leader Tony Newman’s most trusted lieutenants has this week … Continue reading

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Trebles all round, as Croydon’s planning chair wins award

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on a well-deserved award for a Labour councillor Paul Scott, a councillor for Woodside ward, chair of the council’s planning committee, deputy chair of the Stanley People’s Initiative arts charity, and part of the … Continue reading

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