Tag Archives: Croydon

Gatwick embarrassment for MP Jones as CLP opposes runway

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on a display of democracy in the local Labour Party which proclaims ‘we can’t be afraid of speaking against our council leadership when they are wrong’ The Constituency Labour Party of Sarah Jones, the MP for … Continue reading

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Another director quits job as pressure mounts on Negrini

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the storm gathering around the council’s ‘regeneration practitioner’ chief executive Pressure continues to mount on Croydon’s £200,000 per year chief executive, Jo Negrini. Another key member of her executive team is quitting the council, … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Jacqueline Harris-Baker, Jo Negrini, Richard Simpson, Robert Henderson, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Woodside councillors go missing from rubbish walkabout

Just two weeks after residents organised a walkabout in South Norwood and part of Woodside ward with some councillors and management from Croydon’s rubbish contractors, and the photograph (right) shows the state of one of those streets again yesterday. Residents … Continue reading

Posted in Clive Fraser, Environment, Fly tipping, Hamida Ali, Jane Avis, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, Refuse collection, South Norwood, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Veolia, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

More jobs for the boys, as BxB names £3,000 per hour chair

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest significant announcement which Brick by Brick kept secret from the majority of the borough’s elected representatives As if to fully demonstrate the complete contempt in which they hold the borough’s elected … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Housing, Jo Negrini, Martyn Evans | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Brexit fears’ could hit Brick by Brick’s private homes sales

Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on some market data which could further undermine the council’s financial schemes There’s a good reason why Colm Lacey, the council director who heads up Brick by Brick, did not want to share the company’s analysis … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, London-wide issues, Planning, Property | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Official: Croydon won’t build a single council home in 8 years

Council housing company won’t complete first new home until March Of homes to be completed this year, only 29% will be ‘affordable’ Two Tory councillors failed to show up for scrutiny of Brick by Brick Business plan is ‘just guesswork’, … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, College Green, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, London-wide issues, Luke Clancy, Lynne Hale, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Richard Chatterjee, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

‘Political pygmies’ to blame for Croydon’s ‘slums of the future’

An influential figure in British architecture has hit out at office-to-flat conversions – of which there have been thousands in Croydon – describing them as “ghastly little fuck-hutches”, and all thanks to policy which is being ruined by “political pygmies”. … Continue reading

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