Tag Archives: Whitgift Foundation

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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Croham loses its View, as pubs face 43% business rate hike

And there goes another one. The View pub, on the Selsdon Road, what was once called the Railway View, because it has a view of, well… has called last orders for a final time, the business crushed by the changing … Continue reading

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£2m town centre roads scheme causes weekend traffic chaos

It was 4.58pm on a February Friday evening when Croydon Council got round to issuing its public warning of a planned closure of part of one of the town’s six-lane urban motorways which was to happen later that night. So … Continue reading

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Housing minister Barwell claimed that rents have fallen

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, has unearthed more evidence of the local MP’s somewhat cavalier approach to the truth How times change, eh, Gav? Almost exactly a year ago, but importantly before he was housing minister, Croydon Central’s Tory MP … Continue reading

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Barwell tries to pass the buck for Westfield’s decade-long delay

WALTER CRONXITE on a MP’s Christmas message which overlooks his own role in the town centre blight that he has inflicted on Croydon The next council elections are less than 18 months away. How can you tell? Because Gavin Barwell, … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, CPO, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Jo Negrini, New Addington, Planning, Shirley, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

‘We want to review £1.4bn Westfield plans’ says panel co-chair

STEVEN DOWNES reports on how a panel of design, engineering and architecture experts assembled by the council might yet be denied the chance to review the biggest regeneration scheme in Croydon for generations One of the co-chairs of the Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Angela Brady, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Place Review Panel, Planning, Taberner House, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Housing minister Barwell opposes homes for travellers

Gavin Barwell is the housing minister in the Conservative government who keeps saying how important it is to provide thousands of new homes. But it turns out that Barwell is utterly opposed to providing somewhere to live for gypsies and … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Business, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Planning, Sean Fitzsimons, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments