Tag Archives: Croydon Council

Boxpark delays could see Ambition Festival staged in October

Our arts correspondent BELLA BARTOCK reports on how a council-backed arts fest can’t fix a date in the diary It’s just a few weeks since Croydon Council made the announcement that it would use £160,000 of Council Tax-payers’ money to … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed for workshop on social isolation

Croydon Council is organising a small workshop focusing on social isolation and loneliness. The aim of the session is to record local stories relating to experiencing loneliness and social isolation as well as overcoming isolation or loneliness. The outcome of … Continue reading

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Godfrey has towering ambitions for Croydon Water Tower

A senior Croydon councillor has undertaken to ensure that the 150-year-old Water Tower will be maintained and says that the council is working “to secure the long-term future” of the Grade II-listed building. A local parks group last week reported … Continue reading

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Football-watching councillors are rewarded with promotions

WALTER CRONXITE, our man outside the Town Hall with a Yorkie bar and Mike Fisher’s discarded copy of the Racing Post, sees a clear message in the latest council cabinet reshuffle: mediocrity will be rewarded in Croydon Tony Newman, Croydon’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Callton Young, Croydon Council, David Wood, Hamida Ali, John Wentworth, Kathy Bee, Matthew Kyeremeh, Pat Ryan, Paul Scott, Planning, Stuart King, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Transport, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Time for us all to bin our wasteful attitudes towards recycling

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Not enough residents are doing enough to reduce the amount of rubbish that goes to landfill by simply sorting out their recycling properly for collection. This costs our council millions in unnecessary landfill tax. According to ROBIN BAILEY, … Continue reading

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Rubbish service has residents lining up to take a dump

There’s mounting annoyance at the council’s official dumps each weekend, as residents trying to do the “decent thing” find themselves in traffic queues which take more than 30 minutes to access the Purley Oaks or Factory Lane recycling centres. Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Gardening, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins | Tagged , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Newman snubbed as Labour group gives backing to Collins

After spending a couple of hours sitting in the shadow of the Clocktower nursing a half-finished pint of lukewarm Stella, WALTER CRONXITE reports on last night’s meeting which, if it wasn’t the end of the beginning, might be remembered as … Continue reading

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Newman looks for Plan B on roads as Bee is moved on

Kathy Bee, the councillor in charge of the state of the roads in the borough, looks set to be another casualty of Tony “Soprano” Newman’s inadvertent reshuffle of Town Hall top jobs expected to be undertaken at a Labour group … Continue reading

Posted in Callton Young, Croydon Council, Environment, Fly tipping, Kathy Bee, Mark Watson, Parking, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Council spends £20m on agency cover for social workers

Croydon Council still has a long way to go if it is to make the £100 million austerity cuts required by the Conservative Government, after it was reported this week that it will make savings of £3.3 million from making … Continue reading

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Take part in Ben Connors’ sound and music workshop

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Bungling Newman sets up Collins for deputy leader contest

Tony Newman, Croydon’s Labour council leader, seems primed to torpedo his councillors’ own local election prospects with his latest piece of old pals’ act patronage. In the past 18 months, through poorly presented and badly timed policy announcements issued from Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Broad Green, Croydon Council, John Wentworth, Maddie Henson, Mark Watson, Oliver Lewis, Pat Clouder, Patricia Hay-Justice, Paul Scott, Sarah Jones, Stuart Collins, Toni Letts, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Photowalk from Thornton Heath Pond, May 22

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Linocut printmaking workshop, Thornton Heath, May 14

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Art and design workshop, Thornton Heath, May 14

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Peacock lands Town Hall top job for social care and housing

Barbara Peacock, a former senior council employee, has landed the executive director job in charge of education, housing and social care in the borough, the council announced this morning. Peacock will succeed Paul Greenhalgh as “executive director, people”, when he … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Social Care, Barbara Peacock, Croydon Council, Education, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Paul Greenhalgh, Youth Services | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Crystal Palace campaigners reject library deal as a sop

GENE BRODIE, our hard-working bookish gyms correspondent, reports on the latest twist in the tale of the Upper Norwood Library, a saga so full of back-stabbing and manoeuvrings that it makes Game of Thrones seem chaste and innocent Library campaigners … Continue reading

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Theatres Trust offers to review £30m Fairfield Halls scheme

In a letter to Croydon Council, the Theatres Trust has welcomed many of the proposals for refurbishing the Fairfield Halls, which is due to close in July for a £30 million refit. But in the letter the Trust’s planning adviser Ross … Continue reading

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Licence fees set to increase for borough’s street traders

The council’s licensing committee has endorsed increases in fees for street trading licences, albeit at rates reduced from the original proposals. It is the first change for nearly a decade in the charges for shops, cafes and restaurants which choose … Continue reading

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Negrini faces showdown with developers over £1.4bn scheme

WALTER CRONXITE on how council planning officials have reported that the “Croydon Carbuncle” is a serious threat to the town centre’s historic, 400-year-old almshouses and a Grade I-listed church Westfield and Hammerson’s sharp-suited executives will have a lot of explaining … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, Centrale, Church and religions, CPO, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Planning, Transport, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Council rejects challenge to The Ship’s community asset status

The Ship pub in South Norwood, which was converted into flats by a developer-owner without planning permission, is moving – albeit slowly – back towards being a pub for locals after its status as an Asset of Community Value was … Continue reading

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