Category Archives: Tony Newman

Ofsted finds Croydon children in ‘neglectful circumstances’

Another day, another damning critique from a government agency of Croydon Council’s inability to manage the services it is supposed to provide. And yet again, no apology for the failures, nor acceptance of responsibility, from the council’s political leadership or … Continue reading

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Residents disgusted after Scott ‘gloats’ over court ruling

Paul Scott, the controversial chair of the council’s planning committee, has angered residents close to the Woodside ward he is supposed to represent by “gloating” over the outcome of a legal challenge to one of his committee’s decisions. “Delighted but … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Paul Scott, Planning, South Norwood, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

MP Philp slates council: ‘Kim Jong-un would blush at this’

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest in Croydon’s Brick by Brick nepotism scandal Local MP Chris Philp has stepped into the row over nepotism among senior figures at the Labour-controlled council, and called for the sacking of Alison Butler, the … Continue reading

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College sells Annex building to thwart Cultural Quarter plan

Croydon Council has been accused of ‘incompetence’ after a building it needed as part of a multi-million-pound development has been sold to a private developer. BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports Croydon College has sold part of its site to … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Brick by Brick, College Green, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Theatre, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Council continues to withhold some vital contract details

There’s a democratic deficit in Croydon Council, with information about its contractors being withheld – or hidden. WALTER CRONXITE reports Anyone who thought that maybe, just maybe, Croydon Council’s failure to publish promptly online the borough’s councillors’ declarations of interest … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick hires firm which has Butler’s son on staff

WALTER CRONXITE reveals a series of failures to declare interests by the Town Hall’s deputy leader, despite family links to a consultancy which has been handed hundreds of thousands of pounds of contracts by Croydon Council Town Hall contracts worth … Continue reading

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£63m ‘slippage’ in council budget caused by Brick by Brick

Simon Hall, the council cabinet member responsible for Town Hall finances, has admitted that the slow progress being made by Brick by Brick, Croydon’s wholly owned housing developer, has created a £63million “slippage” in the council’s already under-pressure budget. Labour … Continue reading

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