Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

Oh calamity! Negrini’s not worried about 6/11 high risk ratings

The council’s finances have gone into  the red zone, according to CIPFA, and Croydon now has £1.4bn debt, the third-highest of any council in the country. But the Town Hall CEO says it is nothing to be concerned about. By … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Social Care, Brick by Brick, Children's Services, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Jacqueline Harris-Baker, Jo Negrini | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Petition for elected mayor hits 7,000 before campaign launch

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on how a campaign based on the premise that there is ‘a serious and urgent need for a better democracy in the way Croydon Council is run’, has already got half the signatures it needs … Continue reading

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Patronised residents decry Scott’s planning committee ‘farce’

Croydon Council’s planning committee is “a farce”, and “an avenue for Councillor Scott to push through his anti-suburbia agenda”. That – referring to Paul Scott, the Labour councillor who is all-powerful on planning matters in Croydon – is the strongly … Continue reading

Posted in Community associations, Croydon Council, Paul Scott, Planning, Purley, Toni Letts | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Brick by Brick fail to apologise for shared ownership bungling

Brick by Brick, the loss-making council-owned house-builder, last night finally ended their silence and admitted that they are not able to sell homes under any shared ownership schemes. Seven days after Inside Croydon broke the news that Brick by Brick … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Council assisted £80,000 sponsorship for bankrupted art dealer

Having traded for years on his association with street artist Banksy, a gallery owner landed tens of thousands of pounds in public money for an arts festival promoting his business – even as he was being declared bankrupt by the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Business, Croydon BID, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Paula Murray, Rise Gallery, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Empty homes in Croydon soar by 50% with Butler in charge

The number of empty homes in Croydon increased by almost 50 per cent in the first four years that Alison Butler was the cabinet member for housing in the borough. Those are some of the shocking figures released today by … Continue reading

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Sanderstead and Riddlesdown lead battle to save Green Belt

In 1953, the Coulsdon and Purley Urban District Council was granted a coat of arms, and this included two trees, one an oak to represent the Purley Oaks and the other a beech for Purley Beeches. In 2020, Croydon Council … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Housing, Mayor of London, Paul Scott, Planning, Purley, Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown, Sanderstead | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment