Tag Archives: Whitgift Foundation

Negrini faces showdown with developers over £1.4bn scheme

WALTER CRONXITE on how council planning officials have reported that the “Croydon Carbuncle” is a serious threat to the town centre’s historic, 400-year-old almshouses and a Grade I-listed church Westfield and Hammerson’s sharp-suited executives will have a lot of explaining … Continue reading

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Planning chair urged to block scheme for ‘Croydon Carbuncle’

The redevelopment scheme proposed for the town centre risks creating a “Croydon Carbuncle”, according to one concerned resident who has issued an open letter to the council’s planning committee, which is due to consider the revised plans for the £1.4billion … Continue reading

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Croydon facing traffic gridlock caused by new Westfield plan

The revised plans for a gigantic supermall submitted last week by Westfield and Hammerson threaten to send central Croydon into a state of traffic gridlock for years to come. The shopping centre developers’ scheme could hit hard the plans for … Continue reading

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£1.4bn supermall may need new CPO and planning permission

Is this where we say ‘we told you so’? The Nirvana of a megamall in central Croydon, first aired in 2012, could be another six years away following this week’s change of plan from ‘Hammersfield’, reports STEVEN DOWNES Croydon faces … Continue reading

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Negrini named as interim council CEO in four-month process

Jo Negrini is to be the interim chief executive of Croydon Council once her current boss, the entrepreneurial Nathan Elvery, leaves his job in June. Negrini has been chosen for the onerous task from a field of… err… just one. … Continue reading

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Newman’s time for change as he faces threat of ‘dead sheep’

WALTER CRONXITE on the ins and outs of the latest council “non-reshuffles”, and how the the spectre of #WadGate and others’ past crimes still stalk the Town Hall’s corridors of (not much) power “They used to say that being attacked … Continue reading

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£200m charity warns Croham neighbours to ‘Keep Out!’

“Get orf moi land!” The Viz comic image of a red-faced Farmer Palmer, shot gun at the ready, might not be quite what you’d expect to encounter in quiet, polite, suburban Croham or Selsdon. But that’s the message from the … Continue reading

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Hammerson admit £1bn Croydon supermall delayed till 2021

Finally, Hammersfield have admitted publicly that work on their £1billion supermall, a deal which Tory MP Gavin Barwell and London Mayor Boris Johnson boasted would secure Croydon’s future, now won’t start until 2017. Adding the words “at the earliest” would … Continue reading

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From Western Front to home front, exhibition remembers 1916

An important exhibition exploring the key events and themes of 1916, through a unique series of individual British, French and German stories, will open at Whitgift School, South Croydon in March. 1916 is regarded as the pivotal year in the … Continue reading

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Fairness Commission report recommends Council Tax rise

Croydon’s Labour-run council should take full advantage of Tory Chancellor Gideon Osborne’s recent decision to allow a 2 per cent increase on Council Tax towards paying for adult social care. That’s a key recommendation in the final report of the … Continue reading

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John Lewis keeps Croydon waiting over Westfield store

Westfield have yet to secure a deal with John Lewis to take a flagship department store in the £1 billion supermall that they want to build in the town centre. Getting John Lewis into the centre of Croydon has been … Continue reading

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Cycle event organisers snub Croydon after £148,000 race

JEREMY CLACKSON, our transport correspondent, with another exclusive which exposes poor planning and management from our council Croydon’s Council Tax-payers have been taken for another ride, this time on the back of a racing bicycle. The “international” cycle race staged … Continue reading

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Disconnected Croydon to add lick of paint to Thornton Heath

Shop fronts and walls in Thornton Heath are to get a lick of paint as the latest part of the multi-mllion-pound Disconnected Croydon exercise in superficiality run by our council. Together with the You&Me firm of architects, the council is … Continue reading

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Emily Benn’s mum the Viscountess gets spiky over Hoxcha

It appears that The Hon Emily Benn is not the only member of her family to display open hostility towards Jeremy Corbyn and his team, in a clumsy effort to bring down the democratically elected leader of the Labour Party. … Continue reading

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Shhh! Keep it quiet, Hammersfield have a policing plan

Who knew? The Croydon Partnership is staging a not-so-public public event tomorrow. You may not be aware of it. It is so hush-hush that the people behind the £1 billion redevelopment scheme haven’t even bothered to mention it on their … Continue reading

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BANNED: What has the Grey Label conference got to hide?

By Steven Downes, Editor, Inside Croydon Grey Label, the PR agency of choice of Croydon Council, has banned Inside Croydon from attending the property speculators love-in that they are “organising” at the Fairfield Halls today. This will be the sixth … Continue reading

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Croydon has built only 12 council homes in 18 months

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the council is getting on with its “ambition” to provide the many new homes needed by its growing population 12 That’s how many new housing units that have been completed by Croydon Council since Labour … Continue reading

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Read all about it: libraries and Labour, Coulsdon and Fairfield

October proved to be a bumper month for Croydon in the regional and national headlines. These are the stories most read by Inside Croydon’s loyal reader: 1, Benn’s attempt at Labour purge highlights support for WEP This story was followed up … Continue reading

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£1bn Westfield scheme is running late with a 2020 vision

The £1 billion shopping supermall which multi-national developers and Croydon’s biggest land-owners have been promising to deliver on the site of the run-down Whitgift Centre now won’t be open for business for more than five years. The delay in development … Continue reading

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Jobs for the old boys as Barwell post goes to Hammersmith

Croydon Central’s Conservative MP Gavin Barwell has appointed a former “hobby bobby”, John Hammersmith, as his new parliamentary assistant at the House of Commons. Hammersmith attended Whitgift School. Until very recently, Barwell sat on the board of governors of the … Continue reading

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