Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

Council planners ignore Queen’s Hotel objections from MP

Croydon Council’s planning department has gone against the views of two MPs, a pair of London Assembly Members, elected councillors and hundreds of angry residents, and has recommended approval of a monstrous expansion of the historic Queen’s Hotel on Church … Continue reading

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Mayor Khan seeks housing deal over £1.4bn Westfield project

BARRATT HOLMES asks: will Westfield show up at the third time of asking for a planning meeting later this month? There should be an announcement “within days” over the redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre, after months of negotiations between developers … Continue reading

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Newman holds meeting with ministers over Westfield’s delays

By Ken Lee, Town Hall correspondent Tony Newman, the Labour leader of the council, was missing from the Town Hall for last night’s extraordinary meeting on the state of the borough’s children’s services. Apparently, he had more important matters to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, CPO, Croydon Council, Housing, Planning, Property, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Negrini’s plea at secret Town Hall meeting to save her own job

KEN LEE reports on a Town Hall meeting to discuss one of the biggest crises in the borough’s history, and which locked out the press and public Jo Negrini, the £185,000 per year council chief executive, issued a thinly veiled … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Barbara Peacock, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Stuart Collins | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Former Mayor of Croydon decides to stand down from council

Another senior member of the Labour group at the Town Hall has decided not to stand at next May’s council elections. Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, a councillor in South Norwood ward since 2010, announced his decision to colleagues yesterday. Trakas-Lawlor is the … Continue reading

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Council left without operator for Ashburton Park venue

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the strange silence from the council about the faltering fate of one of its flagship projects The latest embarrassing set-back for Tony Newman and his Labour colleagues’ hopes of retaining control of the council … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Alison Butler, Ashburton, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Maddie Henson, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Even Westfield now agree there’s no need for £28m tram loop

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As first revealed by Inside Croydon last week, Transport for London is to make some wide-ranging schedule changes to the tram network from November 5. In particular, there will no longer be a direct service from New Addington … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, East Croydon, New Addington, Sandilands derailment, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments