Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

Croydon condemned for ‘cultural apartheid’ over music ban

One of the country’s most prominent black activists has condemned Croydon Council’s suppression of its own report into the town centre’s night-time economy. Lee Jasper has described Croydon police’s “bashment ban” – withholding licences from nightclubs that want to play … Continue reading

Posted in Amy Lamé Limited, Andy Tarrant, Business, Callton Young, Croydon Council, Dance, Jeff Boothe, Jo Negrini, Ken Livingstone, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Music, Policing, Pubs, Sadiq Khan, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tories scrape together B Listers, but miss out Selhurst

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest sign that Croydon’s Tories really don’t much care for the north of the borough Four months on from the botched announcement of their candidates for next May’s local elections, and Croydon’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Croydon Council, Mario Creatura, Selhurst, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Westfield takeover is a ‘positive’. Newman’s positive about that

MT WALLETTE, our Francophone retailing correspondent, on council efforts to pass off a pig’s ear as a silk purse (there has to be some trading standards regulations about that…) The multi-billion-pound takeover of Westfield, the shopping centre developers who have … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, John Burton, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council planning chief’s ‘new way of working’ for Brick by Brick

Having managed to piss off people from Upper Norwood to Purley, from Shirley to Coulsdon, Brick by Brick, the council’s wholly owned and wholly opaque home-building company, and the Town Hall planning department are undertaking a pre-Christmas charm offensive. For … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Bernard Weatherill House, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Pete Smith, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Collins backs free Christmas tree collection service for 2018

WALTER CRONXITE reports from the council chamber on the first giveaways of the 2018 election campaign Stuart Collins, the deputy leader of Croydon’s Labour-run council, put an early present under every household’s Christmas tree in the borough last night. Collins … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Business, Croydon Council, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Robert Canning, Stuart Collins, Veolia, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Croydon makes ‘Rotten Boroughs’ over £700k IT overspend

Nearly two months since a formal Town Hall investigation was begun into how one of the council’s most senior executives could hire a family friend on £787 per day without declaring their relationship, and the Borough Solicitor is still to … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Graham Cadle, Jacqueline Harris-Baker, Jo Negrini, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

First Birthday Exhibition, Elizabeth James Gallery, Dec 7

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