Tag Archives: Jo Negrini

This is what £12,500 of council money pays towards at MIPIM

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, went undercover last week, and disguised as Charles Aznavour he sneaked into the London Pavilion at the MIPIM property conference in Cannes to find out what was being said, apparently on behalf of the people … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Gavin Barwell MP, Growth Zone, Jo Negrini, Planning, Queens Gardens, Rise Gallery, Taberner House, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Croydon and ‘delivery’, Part 1: Surrey Street’s Sunday Market

This is Surrey Street’s Sunday “market”, as seen from the High Street just after noon this week, the sort of time when you might expect a truly vibrant and successful market to be buzzing with lunchtime trade. The Sunday market … Continue reading

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Negrini approves £12,500 spend on her trip to South of France

Jo Negrini, Croydon’s chief exec, has spent more than £12,000 of Council Tax-payers’ money for her and three council executives to spend most of this week out of the office in Fisher’s Folly and instead jet off to enjoy cocktails … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon BID, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Heather Cheesbrough, Jo Negrini, Planning, Shifa Mustafa, Stiles Harold Williams, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Grey Label take Croydon to MIPIM and organise a ‘racket’

Just look what is being done in the name of Croydon Council this week in the sunny South of France at the MIPIM “booze and hookers’ fest” conference in Cannes. Croydon, according  to the latest bit of marketing bullshit from … Continue reading

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Labour spin doctor Ellerby accused of a £1.4m comms trick

Croydon’s Council Tax-payers could be facing hundreds of thousands of pounds of additional costs, on top of the six-figure salary for their new Blairite political spin-doctor, Julian Ellerby, if his track record at neighbouring Lambeth is anything to go by. … Continue reading

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Reed ‘crony’ appointed to manage Newman’s pre-election PR

The council has announced, all so quietly, the appointment of a former senior London Labour Party official to the newly created position of Croydon’s “director of strategy and partnerships”. “That job is effectively the personal assistant to council leader Tony … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Jo Negrini, Julian Ellerby, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘A spruple hello could lead to a Millran hinge’. But is it art?

When does vandalism become “street art”? Is it only when Croydon Council says so? That’s a question which has been raised this week by the South Norwood Tourist Board, and which seems likely to be brought up at tonight’s public … Continue reading

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