Category Archives: Tony Newman

Councillor’s meeting lights up the vanity of the bonfires

Our environment correspondent, PAUL LUSHION, takes a look at just what some councillors are doing to improve air quality (Spoiler Alert: it’s not very much) There’s yet more proof, if proof is needed, that politicians take people for fools. Labour … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Jamie Audsley, Tony Newman, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Butt-plug art ‘Not everyone’s cup of tea’, says councillor

A month since Inside Croydon revealed how the Arts Council and Croydon Council had jointly put up £48,000 of public money in grants for an arts festival which included an act that sought to “demystify the anus” and another where … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Oliver Lewis, Tony Newman | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

MP calls for compensation for Blackhorse Lane bridge delays

Sarah Jones, the Croydon Central MP, has entered the growing row over the closure of the Blackhorse Lane bridge, and has demanded that Transport for London should pay compensation to local businesses for the delays in completing the repairs. The … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Maddie Henson, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones MP, TfL, Tony Newman, Transport, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Public’s Town Hall questions on Binmageddon get censored

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, sat through nearly four hours of Monday’s Town Hall meeting, so that you didn’t have to… A mere 90 days since the last full meeting of the council, and most of the borough’s councillors … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Bernadette Khan, Brick by Brick, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Joy Prince, London-wide issues, Niro Sirisena, Refuse collection, Robert Canning, Simon Brew, St Andrew's, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, Upper Norwood, Veolia, Waddon, Wandle Park, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arnhem link could be dropped from refurbished Fairfield Halls

The council and BHLive, the venue managers appointed to run the Fairfield Halls, have been accused of “crass cultural vandalism” over secretive plans to change the name of the Arnhem Gallery when the town centre arts venue re-opens. The arts … Continue reading

Posted in BH Live, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, Neil Chandler, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Royal concert postponed as Fairfield Halls suffer more delays

The Fairfield Halls, which Croydon’s council leader Tony Newman promised would re-open in July this year following a £30million, two-year refurbishment programme, now won’t be running a full programme of events until September 2019 at the earliest. That’s the shocking … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Ashcroft Theatre, BH Live, Fairfield Halls, London Mozart Players, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

BINMAGEDDON!: Council acts quickly after Sawalha’s attack

Getting your bins emptied in Croydon appears to depend on whether you have a TV star’s backing, rather than reliable organisation from the council’s contractors, reports KEN LEE. Or is it just coincidence that the council acted immediately after Veolia’s … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Veolia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments