Category Archives: Tony Newman

Brokenshire blocks planning permission for Purley ‘skyscraper’

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on a slap in the face for Croydon’s planners To the “delight” of Croydon Conservatives, James Brokenshire, the Tory Government’s local communities and housing minister, has reversed the decision of council’s planning department, its planning … Continue reading

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Venue manager announces FIFTH opening date for Fairfield

September 16 2019: That’s now the date when the venue managers are telling anyone who is still listening that the Fairfield Halls will re-open. By our reckoning, that’ll will be the fifth re-opening date announced since the Halls, which include … Continue reading

Posted in Art, BH Live, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, Neil Chandler, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Council continues in its cover-up of Ombudsman’s rulings

Here’s something else you won’t read on Croydon Council’s website. The council press office – funded with an annual budget of at least £500,000 of public money – today issued at least its second press release  to publicise the attention-seeking … Continue reading

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Schroders’ £500m Ruskin Square stalls over Westfield doubts

Big business is getting twitchy over the slow pace of developments in Croydon, as KEN LEE reports The agenda for the Croydon Labour group brainstorming weekend in Eastbourne this weekend is said to be “thin”. That may be deliberate to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Park Hotel, Jo Negrini, Ruskin Square, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Council is rocked by news that finance chief has resigned

EXCLUSIVE: Our local democracy reporter KEN LEE on a shock departure from Fisher’s Folly Richard Simpson, effectively the second-in-command at the council to chief executive Jo “We’re Not Stupid” Negrini, is to leave Croydon. Simpson has worked at Croydon Council … Continue reading

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Scott in shock resignation as chair of planning committee

Local democracy reporter KEN LEE reports on the latest bizarre conduct in the Town Hall chamber In what must be one of the least transparent pieces of council business conducted even under this Town Hall administration, Paul Scott, the all-powerful … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Paul Scott, Planning, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Three Croydon high streets among ‘unhealthiest’ in London

Another day, another survey that demonstrates that Croydon is slowly deteriorating into decay, poverty and neglect. The Royal Society of Public Health published a list of “Unhealthiest Streets” this week, and Croydon was the only borough that had three entries … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Croydon Council, Environment, Fiona Twycross, Health, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, New Addington, New Addington North, Oliver Lewis, Paul Scott, Sadiq Khan, Simon Hall, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment