Tag Archives: Croydon Council

Unhappy tenants say they’re ready to quit loss-making Boxpark

It’s not been a great week for Boozepark. Then again, nor has it been great for Croydon Council, either, as it was they who provided a £3million loan and more than £400,000 in hand-outs of public money to help get … Continue reading

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Jobs for the gals! Newman hands £100,000 job to Blairite pal

It’s not what you know, but who you know when it comes to some top-level jobs at Croydon Council, as KEN LEE reports Tensions between Croydon Council’s senior paid officials and the Town Hall’s Labour leadership threaten to break out … Continue reading

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Council tries to ‘hoodwink’ families to opt out of SEND services

Croydon Council is trying to save £100,000 from its SEND budget for every teenager currently receiving help from the local authority, under services which it is supposed to provide by law. Youngsters with SEND – special education needs or disability … Continue reading

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Council apprentices to get a pay rise – five years late

The Labour-run council was elected in 2014 on a promise to pay all its staff fairly. Yet some of the council’s least well-paid workers are only catching up now, and as KEN LEE reports, the Town Hall’s job brokerage service … Continue reading

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Croydon launches big-money game show: Spot The Plot!

Richard Osman, the brains behind BBC quiz show Pointless, is rumoured to have been spotted on Katharine Street this week carrying a briefcase stuffed with production company Endemol’s money, looking to offer Croydon Council a shed-load of cash for a … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Planning, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Council garages flogged off in latest Brick by Brick giveaway

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the half-truths and blank maps that came with the latest batch of 60 sites being handed over for development After flogging off public green spaces and kids’ playgrounds for the in-house house-builder to build … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Will long-delayed Fairfield Halls re-open on time? ‘It’s got to’

Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, donned a hi-viz jacket and hard hat to check on the progress being made on the £41million-plus project on the borough’s arts centre, where the first month’s programme runs from royalty to Redknapp No expense … Continue reading

Posted in Arnhem Gallery, Art, Ashcroft Theatre, BH Live, Fairfield Halls, London Mozart Players, Music, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments