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Newman’s ‘sickening’ defence of Negrini’s £400,000+ pay-off

Newman failed to brief party colleagues on departing CEO’s pay-off ‘Golden handshake’ to Negrini may be even bigger than first estimated Negrini was given a £4,000 pay rise just days before she left Croydon Threat of backbench revolt by Labour … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick climbdown over ‘Stasi prison block’ in Waddon

It’s get-out-of-jail-free for the residents of Theobald Road, as the council-owned developer pulls its plans for an ugly block of flats, without any public explanation. Prisons correspondent, BELLE MARSH, reports Brick by Brick has withdrawn its planning application to build … Continue reading

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Is Brick by Brick’s Theobald Road ‘Stasi prison’ now kaput?

Pressure is growing on the council’s house-builders to drop their ugly plans for a site in Waddon, after a second tree quality survey completely contradicted an earlier report. By BELLE MARSH, our prisons correspondent Brick by Brick, the council’s wholly-owned, … Continue reading

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TfL’s cashflow crisis could make Croydon traffic jams worse

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on finance problems for Transport for London that could have a profound impact on south London Transport for London’s appeal to the government for £3.2billion to allow it to keep operating in the covid-19 crisis … Continue reading

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Even Labour councillors are turning on Brick by Brick plans

PAUL LUSHION, our environment correspondent, on how members of the council’s ruling group are now criticising Brick by Brick’s latest attempts to concrete over the borough’s green spaces Croydon Council’s already shaky green credentials are under more pressure following environmental … Continue reading

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Calls for Sutton’s CEO to resign over secret letter to Morrison’s

Our investigations editor, CARL SHILTON, on an attempted land grab by a council chief executive that has caused anger among councillors in two boroughs – and which has favoured the work of a senior Croydon councillor’s firm of architects There … Continue reading

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What a surprise: planning system backs developers, again

In planning cases in Croydon, as far as the interests of residents are concerned, even when they win, they lose. Our summer intern, BILL DING, reports on the latest twist for Barham Road Residents on Barham Road were this week … Continue reading

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Croydon CLP backs elected mayor over ‘dysfunctional’ council

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on what Mrs Merton might have called ‘a heated debate’ The simmering internal conflict within the Labour Party in Croydon seems unlikely to cool off during the Town Hall’s summer recess, after members in Croydon … Continue reading

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Scott unveils secret plan to build 12,000 flats beside Purley Way

EXCLUSIVE: Under pressure over rising housing targets, has Paul Scott found his get-out-of-jail-free card alongside the A23? KEN LEE reports Having spent the past five years excusing the overdevelopment of neighbourhoods throughout the borough by claiming that there are no … Continue reading

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Planning protests expected as Scott angers residents

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE reports ahead of what could prove to be another contentious session in the council chamber, amid calls for a domineering councillor to stand down from a committee Security is likely to be tight at the … Continue reading

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DWP drops plans for ‘cruel’ A23 benefits assessment centre

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on a remarkable result in a David v Goliath contest Labour councillors in Waddon were today celebrating victory with disability campaigners, after they managed to halt plans by the Department of Work and Pensions … Continue reading

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Incinerator traffic sees battle lines drawn between boroughs

Croydon could soon be going into battle with neighbouring council Sutton, as some of the heftier consequences of building a vast waste incinerator on the borough boundary finally begin to dawn on the people who are supposedly in charge of … Continue reading

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Disabled forced to walk 400m to get to proposed benefits centre

The Department for Work and Pensions is “playing a cruel trick” on the disabled and unwell of Croydon over plans to open a benefits assessment centre in the New South Quarter development off the Purley Way. That’s according to a … Continue reading

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£17.5m plans for Minster area take a walk round Old Town today

Today brings a second – and final – chance to see the council’s plans to improve the area around Croydon Minster. On Friday, along with around 60 other local residents, Inside Croydon went to see what is intended for the … Continue reading

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Failing church secondary could re-open to new pupils in 2020

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on how the council and the church are planning to re-open a Waddon secondary school – once all its current pupils have left St Andrew’s High could re-open as a church secondary in 2020 – … Continue reading

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Canning rejects new job after being dropped as cabinet deputy

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the fall-out from the latest round of patronage for Tony’s cronies Tony Newman’s usual tactic of using public money patronage to keep the support of his Labour council colleagues appears to have been less … Continue reading

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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

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Waddon councillors’ bumpy ride to being top of the POPs

An initiative by ward councillors working with local police in Croydon South has been declared “top of the pops”, after deadly street racing has been halted through collaborations with businesses off the Purley Way. The loud and rowdy Friday night … Continue reading

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‘Farce’ as West Thornton postpones ward selection meeting

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest calamities to befall the local Labour Party’s efforts to select candidates for next May’s Town Hall elections Already more than a month behind schedule, Labour’s selection process for candidates to stand for election … Continue reading

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Veolia to answer residents’ questions at Waddon Forum

The Waddon Forum is a quarterly meeting organised by the ward’s councillors to allow residents to learn of news and developments in their community. The meetings take place from 5pm to 6.30pm at St George’s Church on Barrow Road on … Continue reading

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£160m schools plan to be badgered over surplus places

In the thrall of property developers as usual, Croydon Council officials want to spend many millions of public money on building schools where there are not enough pupils. Education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports Croydon Council’s school-building strategy will come in … Continue reading

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Alarms raised over Fire Brigade’s £11m training tower scheme

A £11.1 million scheme to build a six-storey training tower at Croydon fire station seems likely to be given the go-ahead at a meeting on Friday, though local figures have accused London Authority officials of being “arrogant” and expressed concerns … Continue reading

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Harris seek head for school lacking planning permission

GENE BRODIE, education correspondent, on the latest non-development of an over-sized “academy” proposed for one of the most polluted stretches of road in Croydon The Harris Federation, which already operates several schools in Croydon, has started advertising for a head … Continue reading

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£85m Boris Flyover scheme might yet be overtaken by events

Transport for London’s plans for more and wider roads around the Fiveways junction on the Purley Way may be delayed so long that the £85 million Boris Flyover to the Croydon Flyover might yet fail to be built, with any final … Continue reading

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Councillors finally oppose Waddon flyover ‘monstrosity’

WALTER CRONXITE has trawled through the council’s audio recording of a Town Hall meeting which was never webcast, and discovered a breath of fresh air over Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s £85 million proposal to build a flyover to the … Continue reading

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