Category Archives: Tony Newman

Negrini bans use of words ‘Tory’, ‘Barwell’ and ‘May’ at council

Croydon, where a constituency Labour meeting last summer banned the use of the word “Blairite”, this week saw the words and phrases “Tory government”, “Barwell”, “Conservative”, “Labour”, “Reed” and “May” all proscribed from use by councillors at a full council … Continue reading

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Surrey Street shops losing £800 a day during council works

The word on the street – Surrey Street – is that shopkeepers are suffering huge losses of trade while the council conducts its bout of largely cosmetic road works in Croydon’s ancient market. WALTER CRONXITE reports “Good progress is being … Continue reading

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Corbyn tells Croydon: We’re coming for you, Barwell

STEVEN DOWNES reports as the General Election campaign starts on a high street in south London It was just a couple of hours after the House of Commons vote which enabled the Tories to ignore their own Fixed Term Parliament … Continue reading

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Dorset venue operator to be given £180m Fairfield contract

A social enterprise company which manages the Bournemouth International Centre on the south coast is set to be announced as the new operator for Croydon’s Fairfield Halls later this week. A council report revealed that the deal, which could last … Continue reading

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Labour worried by ‘Frankenstein monster’ boundary proposals

There’s a growing agreement at Croydon Town Hall that Paul Scott could prove to be the architect of Labour’s demise at the next local elections. The Woodside councillor, an architect by profession with a busy London practice, is one-quarter of … Continue reading

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Council to name new operator for Fairfield Halls next week

Croydon Council has awarded a contract worth as much as £180million for an operator to run the Fairfield Halls arts complex for up to 15 years, but cannot name the successful bidder until next Friday in case of any legal … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield Halls, Property, Theatre, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Croydon ‘Works’ – at a cost of £1,230 for every job placement

WALTER CRONXITE reports that a council job brokerage scheme has spent just £1,000 in the past year on training for unemployed local residents, but paid more than £100,000 on staff to manage the project Croydon Council last month issued a … Continue reading

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