Tag Archives: MIPIM

Now even MIPIM doesn’t want to hear Negrini on regeneration

Where was the council’s £220,000-plus per year chief executive, Jo Negrini, yesterday? Was she hard at work at her desk in Fisher’s Folly, finding ways to reduce the council’s £879million total borrowing (according to Croydon Council’s own figures) from the … Continue reading

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Council CEO spends £20,000 on annual trip to South of France

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, unravels the latest extravagance with public money by the Labour-run council’s chief executive Jo Negrini, Croydon Council’s £212,000 per year chief executive, last month spent nearly £20,000 of public money so that she and three … Continue reading

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Negrini blocks Town Hall question on her jaunt to MIPIM

Jo Negrini’s sensitivities over questions about her jaunt to the South of France last month, where she attended the champagne-soaked MIPIM conference with international property developers, has seen the council’s unaccountable CEO not only refuse to answer letters from residents, … Continue reading

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Newman approved council’s £17,000 trip to Cannes ‘junket’

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how Croydon’s unaccountable chief executive refuses to answer enquiries from Council Tax-payers, while the council leader ignores uncomfortable questions from voters The trip to the South of France last month to a property speculators’ conference taken … Continue reading

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Unaccountable Negrini breaks silence over £17,000 Cannes trip

Jo Negrini, the council chief executive who refuses to answer questions from Croydon Council Tax-payers or elected councillors about what she might have achieved for the borough by spending a week on the beach in the South of France at … Continue reading

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More questions that Negrini blocked from council meetings

As we suspected, Jo Negrini’s censorship of the questions that she is willing to answer stretches far and wide – and it is not just the Council Tax-payers who get treated with contempt. Ahead of last night’s council meeting – … Continue reading

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Here’s just one of the questions Jo Negrini refuses to answer

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on an outbreak of control-freakery and censorship over the conduct of the chief executive and senior council staff Jo Negrini, Croydon’s vigorously self-promoting £185,000 a year chief executive, likes to give the impression that she … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Negrini, the £20m superyacht, and left over beer

KEN LEE, our spending-four-days-on-the-lash-at-public-expense correspondent, detected waning interest among the world’s property developers in Croydon’s tired message at this year’s MIPIM Apparently, it’s happening. “It’s happening!” was the latest lame slogan for Croydon this week at the booze and hookerfest … Continue reading

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Negrini’s council spend on South of France trip soars by 25%

Just as households around the borough are this week receiving notification of their hike in Council Tax with a solemn message from council leader Tony Newman that, “It is more important than ever to make every penny count”, so four … Continue reading

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Croydon uses four agencies to help on trip to South of France

KEN LEE, our foreign travel on someone else’s budget correspondent, reports on the proliferation of consultants who are getting their expense accounts paid for out of Croydon Council Tax at MIPIM’s junket next week Senior officials from Croydon Council and … Continue reading

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17 residents groups unite against Brick by Brick schemes

No content with taking on the Tories at the local elections on May 3, Croydon Labour leader Tony Newman is now confronted by the mass anger of 17 residents’ association and groups, from all parts of the borough. Residents’ associations … Continue reading

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Why is the council’s house-builder going to MIPIM in Cannes?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As VALERIE HUNTER asks: Just why is the council-owned housing developer Brick by Brick going to the world’s biggest property speculator conference in the South of France next week? So why are Brick by Brick going to MIPIM, … Continue reading

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‘Bollinger’ Bolger accused of bullying Sutton councillor

The most senior official at Sutton Council has been accused of intimidation and bullying after instructing the borough’s lawyers to fire off a second threatening legal letter to an elected councillor in a matter of weeks. Niall Bolger, Sutton’s chief … Continue reading

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Nimby housing minister Barwell pimps Britain at MIPIM

Gavin Barwell, the government’s Nimby housing minister, has outraged elected local councillors in Croydon and across the country with remarks he has made at MIPIM, the “booze and hookers fest” which doubles as the world’s largest gathering of property speculators … Continue reading

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Council officials targeted companies for MIPIM sponsor deals

On a day when failure to declare even the potential for a conflict of interest has forced someone in public office to resign, serious questions have been raised about the conduct of senior council officials in Sutton and whether they, … Continue reading

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Grey Label take Croydon to MIPIM and organise a ‘racket’

Just look what is being done in the name of Croydon Council this week in the sunny South of France at the MIPIM “booze and hookers’ fest” conference in Cannes. Croydon, according  to the latest bit of marketing bullshit from … Continue reading

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Sutton ready to ‘faire une Pipe’, as Bolger apologises for mayor

There’s “some serious consternation”, according to sources at Sutton Council, being shown by the borough’s executive head of governance, Jessica Crowe, over the description of MIPIM, the international property show in the South of France next week, as a “booze … Continue reading

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Barratt’s, Bolger and the curious case of Sutton’s extra piping

Sutton Council’s junketing at MIPIM in the South of France next month is being paid for, in part at least, by a company which is subject to an investigation over bribery allegations by the Metropolitan Police’s complex fraud team. Niall … Continue reading

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Free beer on the council! Croydon goes on the piss at MIPIM

Croydon Council’s desperation to suck-up to multi-billion-pound property speculators in order to pimp out large swathes of the borough sees them offering free beer to anyone and everyone at next month’s “booze and hooker fest” that is the annual MIPIM … Continue reading

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Revealed: How Sutton spent some of its £30,000 MIPIM fund

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the mystery surrounding more than £20,000-worth of council sponsorship cash for a conference delegation to the South of France, and the business that links Croydon with social cleansing schemes in other London boroughs Niall Bolger, the … Continue reading

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Negrini heads council team to MIPIM’s ‘booze and hooker fest’

The PR flunkies putting together Croydon Council’s delegation to next month’s “booze and hooker fest” in the South of France are refusing to say who is paying for the junket. WALTER CRONXITE reports Croydon will be one of 16 London … Continue reading

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Sutton’s secret sponsors for £30,000 South of France trip

WALTER CRONXITE uncovers the involvement of a Croydon consultancy in the secretive sponsorship deals which are paying for senior Sutton Council officials to attend a property speculators’ conference in the South of France Sutton Council is refusing to provide information, … Continue reading

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Bolger shows Cannes-do attitude with £30,000 trip to MIPIM

Niall Bolger, Sutton Council’s chief executive, yesterday signed off on including himself in a £30,000 junket to the South of France. Bolger and two senior Sutton colleagues will be attending MIPIM, the property speculators’ four-day champagne-swilling annual piss-up in Cannes, … Continue reading

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This is what £8,000 of public money buys at MIPIM (Part 3)

It’s been busy, busy, busy for the Croydon delegation at MIPIM, the property developers’ “junket” (© council leader Tony Newman) held in Cannes in the south of France this week. Croydon Council has spent £8,000 of Council Tax-payers’ money in … Continue reading

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Negrini signs off on £8,000 MIPIM junket to south of France

WHO REALLY IS RUNNING CROYDON (Part 94): Croydon Council is spending nearly £8,000 to send three senior members of staff to the South of France next week on a sales trip – to flog flats and property on behalf of … Continue reading

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