Tag Archives: London Borough of Croydon

Barwell fails to rule out blocking house building in Croydon

Gavin Barwell, the Croydon Central Tory MP who was recently appointed as Minister for Housing and Planning in Theresa May’s government, has failed to rule out blocking the building of new homes as proposed under the Local Plan in his … Continue reading

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£1.4bn Westfield plans set for council showdown next month

Revised plans for the £1.4 billion Westfield and Hammerson redevelopment of Croydon town centre seem likely to go before a showdown meeting of the council’s planning committee next month, and without any major adjustments to the much-altered scheme which was … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Shifa Mustafa, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Negrini hands £150,000 job to former Waltham Forest exec

Croydon Council appears to have found the perfect replacement for Jo Negrini for the six-figure salaried job of executive director of planning and regeneration: someone who left their previous permanent role on a London council with a hefty pay-off just … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon BID, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Shifa Mustafa, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Downing St dressing-down shows Barwell’s out of his depth

After nearly 20 appearances at Tory conference fringe events, it was a busy week for Croydon’s gaffe-prone MP. But as WALTER CRONXITE reports, it is not only the wealthy member for Croydon Central who has been demonstrating his cluelessness over … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Lambeth Council, Matthew Bennett, Planning, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Croydon’s big butt: £1,145 fines for dropping cigarettes

Is Croydon’s Labour council’s “Don’t Mess With Croydon” campaign against fly-tippng beginning to run out of momentum? The propaganda unit in Fisher’s Folly has issued its latest bulletin on the number of prosecutions on the council’s “get tough” strategy, announcing … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Fly tipping, Refuse collection, Stuart Collins, Tony Newman, Veolia | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Purple Purley in the pink after doubling charity fund-raising

Local shops, businesses, organisations and schools managed to raise more than £5,000 for a cancer charity in less than seven days of Paint Purley Purple. Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, the Mayor of Croydon, visited the South East Cancer Help Centre yesterday to … Continue reading

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Negrini’s fellowship and council’s deal with architects’ firm

STEVEN DOWNES, the Editor of Inside Croydon, on the unhappy coincidence of the award of an honorary fellowship to the council’s chief executive RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architects, was unable to offer any explanation last week for its … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments