Tag Archives: Jo Negrini

Butt plugs, uncontrolled sphincters and £50,000 council grants

Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, on some perhaps surprising use of council hand-outs Cash-strapped Croydon Council teamed up with the Arts Council England this summer to hand out public-funded grants totalling more than £50,000 in cash and kind to a … Continue reading

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Now Debenhams could be seeking rent break from Centrale

Our retailing correspondent, MT WALLETTE, on the latest set-back to a £1.4billion redevelopment of the town centre based on retailing Hammerson, one half of The Croydon Partnership which wants to rebuild a vast town centre shopping mall, could face the … Continue reading

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Council paid £5m above asking price for Croydon Park Hotel

Under Jo “We’re Not Stupid” Negrini, Croydon Council last month paid £29.8million to buy the Croydon Park Hotel – nearly £5million more than the asking price when the property was put on the market just weeks earlier. Negrini, the council’s … Continue reading

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Minster gets new vicar but Negrini and Newman miss ceremony

The congregation at Croydon Minster, Croydon’s parish church for more than a century, has a new vicar this Sunday, following a formal service this week. Canon Andrew Bishop was named as the new priest-in-charge at the Minster by the Diocese … Continue reading

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House prices are falling just as Brick by Brick comes to market

A collapse in house prices, even in London and the south-east, could put more pressure on the Town Hall’s creaking finances, thanks to chief exec Jo “We’re Not Stupid” Negrini’s cunning plan of spending public money on building 1,000 homes … Continue reading

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Don’t mention the war! Council moves into the hotel trade

KEN LEE, Town Hall reporter, on the council’s latest wheeze to generate a bit of spare cash by buying up a loss-making hotel The council has bought the Croydon Park Hotel, the 4-star, 55-quid a night tower that’s well-used by … Continue reading

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Your chance to travel in same lift as Rob Brydon… or Jo Negrini

Ever wanted taking a closer look at what cost Croydon residents at least £140million? Or just fancied taking a ride in the lift used by actor Rob Brydon in the film Swimming With Men? On the weekend of September 22-23, … Continue reading

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