Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

Controversial chair of planning Scott gets promoted to cabinet

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest egregious example of Town Hall patronage, and all done at your expense – including one of ‘Tony’s Cronies’ getting £6,000 per committee meeting Despite managing to bring together 17 residents’ groups in opposition to … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Housing, Jane Avis, Louisa Woodley, Manju Shahul Hameed, Mark Watson, Oliver Lewis, Paul Scott, Planning, Simon Hall, Stuart Collins, Stuart King, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Democratic deficit as 7 in 10 electors didn’t bother to vote

Do the councillors elected earlier this month really have a mandate? Political editor WALTER CRONXITE has seen the turn-out figures, and they don’t make happy reading A look at the ward by ward turnout figures from this month’s local elections, … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Addiscombe East, Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Fairfield, Sanderstead, Selhurst, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Council kills off the crap app – after wasting up to £500,000

For five years, this website has reported on the failings of the council’s procurement and operation of MyCroydon, including paying £787 per day to the ‘mastermind’ behind the smartphone app. STEVEN DOWNES reports, the council has now finally binned the … Continue reading

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‘Scrap the High Street’ says designer on Place Review Panel

EBONY GORDON reports on some worrying retail trends for town centre developers Westfield and Hammerson Wayne Hemingway, one of the country’s most high-profile designers, and a member of Croydon’s Place Review Panel, says that viewing town centres as venues for … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Place Review Panel, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Council hires children’s exec with Ofsted failure at previous job

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on how Croydon’s replacement as the head of its failed Children’s Services department is someone who last year presided over another very troubling inspectors’ report Jo Negrini, Croydon’s chief executive, has announced today that the … Continue reading

Posted in Barbara Peacock, Children's Services, Croydon Council, Eleni Ioannides, Jo Negrini | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Boundary changes seem to cement Town Hall’s political divide

Calling in the Boundary Commissioners may have fixed the political map of Croydon for years to come, as WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, reports Labour’s generally underwhelming result in the Croydon council election last week does not look so bad … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Addiscombe East, Andrew Rendle, Caragh Skipper, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Jeet Bains, Maddie Henson, Sarah Jones MP, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The election lesson for Croydon’s Greens is: must do better

CROYDON COMMENTARY: What’s the state of local democracy after last week’s local elections? Not great, according to PETER UNDERWOOD As the dust settles on another local election campaign it’s time to start looking at what the results mean for the … Continue reading

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