Tag Archives: Croydon

Micro-flat developers have helped to fund Labour council

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how a pair of developers investigated for making millions from housing benefits, paid as rents on under-sized flats, have also been generous donors or sponsors of council-run events or to Labour councillors, including Paul … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Housing, Humayun Kabir, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Paul Scott, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Sean Fitzsimons, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Newman’s councillors set to give themselves another 2% raise

KEN LEE reports on the latest hike for the councillors’ allowances Tony Newman, Croydon’s Labour council leader, and Prime Minister Theresa Mayhem appear to agree on at least one point: austerity is over. At least it is if you’re among … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Louisa Woodley, Paul Scott, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Westfield woe as high street sales fall ‘worst since the crash’

The prospects of Westfield ever making good on their promise to redevelop the town centre appear to be receding by the week, while Croydon’s Labour-run council cravenly gives in to the developers by withholding vital information about the long-delayed project. … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Jo Negrini, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Hipsterdom is alive and thriving at £8 per pint in Surrey Street

Go on a pub crawl, said the editor. Find the dark heart of hipster wankerdom in Croydon, where beer is overpriced and the sandwiches chewy and taste odd, he said. Play ping pong, or shuffleboard, came the brief. As you … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Ken Towl, Pubs, Restaurants, Surrey Street | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

MP Jones calls on government to spend £1bn on sprinklers

Today marks 10 years since the Lakanal House fire in Southwark, where six people – including young mothers and their infant children – were killed when flames and smoke spread through a council-owned high-rise. Yet an investigation conducted by Sarah … Continue reading

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Newman’s Town Hall power is challenged by residents’ groups

EXCLUSIVE: Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on how neighbourhood associations have decided that they won’t any longer accept being ‘contemptuously ignored’ by those in power in the borough Council leader Tony Newman and the troika who control the Town Hall … Continue reading

Posted in Addington, Addington Residents' Association, Alison Butler, Chris Philp MP, Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Jacqueline Harris-Baker, Jo Negrini, Mario Creatura, Paul Scott, Planning, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

How local association member asks for support for Mayor vote

Here is the full text of the email distributed at the weekend by Paul Bearman, who has been an RA committee member and who signed himself as “a member of the Addington Residents Association”: Dear All, I am a member … Continue reading

Posted in Addington, Addington Residents' Association, Community associations, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Old Coulsdon, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments