Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

Cyclists set to snub £150 entry fee for charity bike race

Croydon’s cyclists seem likely to snub the £150 entry fee being demanded by the organisers of a charity event being staged as part of the town centre bike race next month. It is the second year that Croydon has staged … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Croydon Commitment, Cycling, Cycling, Sport, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman, Tramlink | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council spends £20m on agency cover for social workers

Croydon Council still has a long way to go if it is to make the £100 million austerity cuts required by the Conservative Government, after it was reported this week that it will make savings of £3.3 million from making … Continue reading

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£1.4bn supermall may need new CPO and planning permission

Is this where we say ‘we told you so’? The Nirvana of a megamall in central Croydon, first aired in 2012, could be another six years away following this week’s change of plan from ‘Hammersfield’, reports STEVEN DOWNES Croydon faces … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, CPO, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, John Burton, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Negrini named as interim council CEO in four-month process

Jo Negrini is to be the interim chief executive of Croydon Council once her current boss, the entrepreneurial Nathan Elvery, leaves his job in June. Negrini has been chosen for the onerous task from a field of… err… just one. … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Paul Greenhalgh, Planning, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

CEO Elvery causes row in Sussex over ‘offensive’ salary

Nathan Elvery, the £180,000 per year Croydon Council chief executive who never had to apply for his job, has caused a row down in sleepy Sussex by the Sea – and he has not yet even been confirmed in the … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Some council practices can’t be swept under the carpet

So you thought that the tale of Trigger’s Broom was a piece of comic genius from the makers of Only Fools and Horses? According to ROB TAPE, it’s exactly the sort of thing which goes on in local authorities on … Continue reading

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Borough archives come under threat from library closures

Part of Croydon’s borough archive has come under threat as a consequence of neighbouring Lambeth’s policy of forcibly turning some of its public libraries into bookish gyms. The Carnegie Library in Herne Hill was in the headlines last week over … Continue reading

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Council’s private housing company signs up architects’ firms

After going to the trouble of recreating its own borough architects’ department, Croydon Council has now gone and signed up seven firms of architects – yes, seven – to design between them the hundreds of new homes across the borough. … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Housing, Paul Scott, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Council housing company appoints director with Qatari links

There are reasons why local authorities resort to setting up separate companies to perform some council functions. Transparency is not one of them, reports our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES Croydon Council has appointed a director of lighting contractor Skanska and … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Broad Green, Colm Lacey, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Fieldway, Heathfield, Housing, Jo Negrini, Kenley, London-wide issues, New Addington, Planning, Shirley, URV, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Winston McKenzie shows poor form for the London Mayor race

Winston “the Chump from the Dump” McKenzie is out of the London Mayor election before it has even started. The Croydon-based serial election loser was supposed to be standing for the far-right English Democrats (after having tried his luck, and … Continue reading

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Labour official says party knew of councillor court case in 2013

A long-time official of the local Labour Party has condemned them for selecting and promoting a councillor with links to the Conservative Party. Adrian Dennis is the Croydon alderman who reported his concerns over Labour councillor Matthew Kyeremeh’s political links … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon North, Karen Jewitt, Matthew Kyeremeh, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Part-time culture director to get £39,000 for six months’ work

BELLA BARTOCK, our arts correspondent, discovers that splitting the time of a Brighton council executive is raising questions at both ends of the A23 The council’s new executive in charge of culture, Paula Murray, will be paid £39,000 for her … Continue reading

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Newman spends six-figure sum to get back on his bike

Croydon will be staging an evening’s cycling racing this summer after all, as council leader Tony Newman and his cabinet authorised the spending of an estimated six-figure sum for the town centre to host a stage of the Pearl Izumi … Continue reading

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John Lewis keeps Croydon waiting over Westfield store

Westfield have yet to secure a deal with John Lewis to take a flagship department store in the £1 billion supermall that they want to build in the town centre. Getting John Lewis into the centre of Croydon has been … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Boxpark, Business, Centrale, CPO, Gavin Barwell MP, John Burton, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

TfL takeover of commuter train service is eight years overdue

And so the political chicanery by the public school boys begins. One Old Etonian Tory, Boris Johnson, this morning handed another Old Etonian Tory, Zac Goldsmith, a parting gift as London Mayor when he announced that Transport for London is … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Caroline Pidgeon, Christian Wolmar, Commuting, Coulsdon, East Croydon, Gavin Barwell MP, Ken Livingstone, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan MP, Tramlink, Transport, Val Shawcross, West Croydon, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Tandridge has plans for thousands of homes on Green Belt

A neighbouring Tory-run local authority in Surrey is consulting on bulldozing a golf course and redeveloping next to a Battle of Britain conservation area in a drive to build thousands of homes on the Green Belt, reports WALTER CRONXITE Croydon’s … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Cane Hill, Caterham, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Kenley, Kenley Airfield Friends Group, Mario Creatura, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Outside Croydon, Planning, Sam Gyimah MP, Sanderstead, Surrey, Tandridge District Council, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Eva Schloss to give talk to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Croydon will honour the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and genocidal events which have happened in the past 70 years with a public candle-lighting ceremony and an opportunity to sign the book of remembrance, from noon on Holocaust … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Braithwaite Hall, Church and religions, Cinema, Croydon Council, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Education, History, Mark Watson, Museum of Croydon | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Council’s new architects’ department consists of one person

When is a borough architects’ department not an architects’ department? When it is in Croydon Council, of course. Claims made last month by one of Croydon’s most senior employees that the council was about to re-establish an in-house team of … Continue reading

Posted in Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Skanska’s ‘lightbulb moment’ over Purley street lights

There have been plentiful and regular complaints about the quality of workmanship and service from some of the council’s out-sourced contractors, whether it be the shabby My Croydon App mishap, the trail of rubbish left after the bin men have … Continue reading

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Shhh! Keep it quiet, Hammersfield have a policing plan

Who knew? The Croydon Partnership is staging a not-so-public public event tomorrow. You may not be aware of it. It is so hush-hush that the people behind the £1 billion redevelopment scheme haven’t even bothered to mention it on their … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Ashburton, Business, Centrale, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Policing, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments