Tag Archives: Jo Negrini

Artful’s Grenfell tribute removed while council backs graffiti

Croydon Council’s attempts to paint itself, literally, as a hip and happening location for street art is, at you might have guessed, more than a bit bogus and ripe with hypocrisy and blatant double standards. Because in the same week … Continue reading

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Council spent £2m per block on fire safety measures in 2012

In the absence of any definitive statements from Croydon Council’s leadership to reassure residents regarding building materials and techniques used on the borough’s residential towers following this week’s horrifying fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington, a senior official with direct … Continue reading

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Croydon starts urgent review of tower blocks with cladding

Croydon Council is conducting a hurried review of fire safety issues around its residential properties following the horrific events at Grenfell Tower in north Kensington yesterday. According to council cabinet member Alison Butler, Croydon’s urgent review includes “checks on all … Continue reading

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Negrini refuses questions on latest £1.4bn Westfield delays

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the continuing and protracted wait for multi-billion-pound developers to submit their finalised plans for the town centre A planning committee meeting scheduled for the Town Hall for tonight specifically to review the revised plans … Continue reading

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Council unveils grenade sculpture days after terror attack

STEVEN DOWNES, editor of Inside Croydon, on the crass insensitivity of a senior councillor over an ‘artwork’ revealed off Surrey Street Market Residents, business owners and even senior figures on Croydon’s Labour-run council were embarrassed and angry when, within days … Continue reading

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Planning chair Scott uses election to gag objections from MP

Brick by Brick is concreting over the borough, block by block, and one senior councillor is not going to let anyone get in the way of the council’s housing company. But as BARRATT HOLMES reports, the council’s affordable homes target … Continue reading

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£1.4bn Westfield keeps planning committee waiting, yet again

There is, of course, one much-anticipated development application missing from tonight’s meeting of the Croydon Council planning committee: the £1.4billion Westfield project to re-mould the centre of town into a shiny new supermall. This is at least the second time … Continue reading

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