Category Archives: Tony Newman

Godfrey becomes third senior Labour councillor to quit

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest senior council figure to announce that they won’t be seeking selection for May’s local elections Timothy Godfrey last night became the third Croydon Council cabinet member or deputy to announce that they are to … Continue reading

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Newman moves to gag Labour councillors over Ofsted crisisr

WALTER CRONXITE on the Town Hall Labour group’s second ‘secret’ meeting of the week and flailing efforts to ban councillors from speaking to this website Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Labour, has this week demonstrated his determination to defend … Continue reading

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Council sneaks out announcement of Westfield’s planning date

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the modest little announcement about what is supposed to be the biggest thing in the borough for half a century Anyone would think that they were smuggling it out when they hoped no one might notice, … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mayor Khan seeks housing deal over £1.4bn Westfield project

BARRATT HOLMES asks: will Westfield show up at the third time of asking for a planning meeting later this month? There should be an announcement “within days” over the redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre, after months of negotiations between developers … Continue reading

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Newman holds meeting with ministers over Westfield’s delays

By Ken Lee, Town Hall correspondent Tony Newman, the Labour leader of the council, was missing from the Town Hall for last night’s extraordinary meeting on the state of the borough’s children’s services. Apparently, he had more important matters to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, CPO, Croydon Council, Housing, Planning, Property, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Council left without operator for Ashburton Park venue

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the strange silence from the council about the faltering fate of one of its flagship projects The latest embarrassing set-back for Tony Newman and his Labour colleagues’ hopes of retaining control of the council … Continue reading

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Extra meeting on children’s services now ‘councillor training’

Mystery surrounds what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s council meeting, or who’ll be allowed to attend. By WALTER CRONXITE Monday’s council meeting on the crisis in children’s services, called in place of a scheduled cabinet meeting, looks set to … Continue reading

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