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Fore! Housing Minister in the rough over 129 new homes

Gavin Barwell, the MP for Croydon Central who was recently appointed housing minister, has quickly found himself bunkered over a proposal to build 129 homes in his constituency – since it seems likely that he will have to declare the … Continue reading

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‘Epic fail’ by Southern as emergency timetable is withdrawn

A representative of railway staff has hit back at Southern Railways for blaming its employees for the failings of management over the withdrawal of around 150 services per day under what it called an “emergency” timetable. Mick Cash, the general … Continue reading

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Council sells Taberner site in secretive multi-million pound deal

Croydon Council has agreed to sell the Taberner House site. The deal has been done within the first month of Jo Negrini being installed as the council’s chief executive, but neither she nor Tony Newman, the leader of the Labour-run … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, RIF, Simon Hall, Taberner House, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tory MP calls on minister to block Southern’s fare rises

Croydon South’s Tory MP, Chris Philp, has called on the rail minister to block a planned 1.9 per cent fare rise on Southern Railways. “For a service that has failed its customers time and again, this will be seen as … Continue reading

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Barwell’s 2020 vision would see him run for Croydon Mayor

WALTER CRONXITE on the recent machinations and positionings by a career politician who is preparing for defeat at the next Westminster election Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell has admitted that he has ambitions to run to be Croydon’s first directly … Continue reading

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MP Barwell and the ‘ridiculous’ office without disabled access

In 2011, the MP for Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, described a situation in which a disability assessment centre in his constituency had severely restricted access for the disabled as “ridiculous” and ought to be changed. “We need a solution,” the … Continue reading

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Council get the humps to put Imperial Way on Cruise control

Croydon Council wants to install speed humps on the borough’s roads for the first time in 10 years – but it took the death of a young father to persuade them to take any action. The “Croydon Cruise” has become … Continue reading

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Winston McKenzie’s all at sea with English Democrats dinner

He’s back. Winston McKenzie, the serial political loser who was unable to fulfil his ambition to become Mayor of London for the English Democrats when he couldn’t raise enough dosh for the deposit, has now gone into the event promotion … Continue reading

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Staff to move out of two more floors of £140m Council HQ

BARRATT HOLMES, our development correspondent, has discovered that by taking in corporate ‘lodgers’, the purpose-built local authority offices won’t be able to provide desks for 40% of the council’s staff Fisher’s Folly, the purpose-built local authority “hub” which was built … Continue reading

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A 6-point plan for Barwell to take as his summer homework

As a survey published yesterday reported plummeting levels of home ownership across the country, the new housing minister, Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell, was wheeled out for broadcast media to re-assert his Tory Government’s determination to transfer more public property … Continue reading

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Former reporter in bitter attack against ‘clickbait’ Advertiser

STEVEN DOWNES on an extraordinary Twitter outburst from a “heart broken” local newspaper journalist who says that redundancies and cut-backs at his old workplace have made things “really shit” The Croydon Sadvertiser is dead. It’s ceased to be. It’s pushing … Continue reading

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Plodding councillor behind police cuts wants Pokémon patrols

Steve O’Connell, the Tory London Assembly Member from Croydon who has stood by while there has been a cut of 20 per cent in the number of uniformed policemen on the streets of London, now wants what is left of … Continue reading

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‘Don’t mention the arrest!’ LibDems mislead by omission

Ballot-weary voters in Carshalton are being expected to go to their polling stations once more this week, for a local council ward by-election. Though the party running Sutton Council is trying its utmost to avoid telling them why. The LibDems’ … Continue reading

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Council drops own housing company for new Taberner scheme

In central Croydon, where some think it is “easy” to build houses, it’s back to square one for the building of homes on the site of Taberner House, the council’s former office block. Work on the £150 million project is … Continue reading

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‘Utterly superfluous’ Barwell could face early test as minister

Inside Croydon editor STEVEN DOWNES on the multi-tasking tests, and moral challenges on his home patch, which are facing Croydon’s Government minister for housing, planning and London A bit of polite name-calling is all part of the cut and thrust … Continue reading

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90,000 children in London in temporary housing, report says

Fix this, minister. A report published today will land with a double thud on Gavin Barwell’s ministerial desk in his new office at the Department for Communities and Local Government. Barwell, the MP for Croydon Central, our loyal reader may … Continue reading

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How Barwell backed call for unelected PM to hold election

Now he has finally landed a job in the Government, it surely cannot be long before the housing minister, Gavin Barwell, will be calling on his Prime Minister, Theresa May, to hold a General Election. Only that’s what Barwell was … Continue reading

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Inquiry call after elderly residents moved from sheltered homes

A protest is planned tomorrow evening at Sutton Civic Centre over the Liberal Democrat-run council’s plans to bulldoze 28 bungalows at picturesque Richmond Green which had provided sheltered housing for pensioners. Richmond Green is a quiet, tranquil piece of a … Continue reading

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Promotion to housing minister could have Barwell bricking it

WALTER CRONXITE on a belated move up Westminster’s greasy pole for a Croydon career politician In a busy few days for the new Prime Minister, Theresa May obviously found the time to read Inside Croydon. That’s the conclusion after Gavin … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick’s criminal offence over company records

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing reporter, on a worrying lack of accountability at the Labour-run Croydon Council’s housing company Brick by Brick, the council chief executive Jo Negrini’s house-building brainchild, has broken the law and committed a criminal offence after barely … Continue reading

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