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Wed 07 Dec 2022 at 6:53pm

Negrini pay-off arranged after ‘breakdown’ with leader Newman

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The notorious £437,000 payment made to former council chief exec was agreed at an ‘unlawful’ meeting and should never have been paid. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES The near-half-a-million pounds paid to Jo Negrini in August 2020 to … Continue reading →

Wed 07 Dec 2022 at 2:29pm

New threat of sale at auction for ‘former’ House of Reeves site

EXCLUSIVE: Three property lots, including the building from which the 150-year-old furniture business continues to trade, are included in another auction catalogue – now at knockdown prices. By STEVEN DOWNES The historic House of Reeves furniture store, which escaped sale … Continue reading →

Wed 07 Dec 2022 at 12:17pm

Housing board’s report warns of ‘years of hard work’ ahead

Nearly two years since the Regina Road council homes scandal broke, an independent panel appointed to oversee the Town Hall’s housing efforts has noted the beginnings of improvement Getting Croydon’s housing service to an acceptable standard “will take several years … Continue reading →

Wed 07 Dec 2022 at 12:17pm

Environment Agency makes incinerator ‘site of high interest’

The Environment Agency has agreed to a request from UKWIN – United Kingdom Without Incineration Network – to declare the Beddington incinerator as a “Site of High Public Interest”. As a result, the EA has agreed to run a second … Continue reading →

Wed 07 Dec 2022 at 10:05am

From gluhwein to jazz to flower arranging at Purley’s festive fair

CALAT is working in partnership with Croydon Libraries to bring you our fantastic festive fair to celebrate Christmas 2022. It all takes place at Purley Library this Saturday December 10 between 11am and 3pm. Sessions include: Art History – talk … Continue reading →

Tue 06 Dec 2022 at 6:41pm

Labour makes itself a laughing stock with Croydon tweet

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on a massive gaffe by party staff in London, who seem to have forgotten the omnishambles caused by their colleagues when in charge in Croydon The Labour Party in London has made itself the subject … Continue reading →

Tue 06 Dec 2022 at 4:29pm

Council’s rubbish collection calendars only available online

The annual bin collection calendar has been released, but this year the cash-strapped council is only making the charts available on its website, rather than delivering the helpful at-a-glance guide to every household. This is nothing to do with a … Continue reading →

Tue 06 Dec 2022 at 2:17pm

Mayor accused of ‘cynical ploy’ over garden centre closure

Nearly 800 people have already signed a petition calling on Croydon’s Tory Mayor to reverse a “hasty decision” to shut down a council-owned garden centre which has provided valuable livelihoods for local people with learning difficulties for more than 30 … Continue reading →

Tue 06 Dec 2022 at 9:53am

Turf Projects combines art exhibition with Christmas market

During the covid lockdowns, front gardens became social hubs, places to host a socially distanced dinner with your friend or a cup of tea with a family member. The front garden is a rainbow taped up in the window, a … Continue reading →

Mon 05 Dec 2022 at 6:29pm

£81,000 part-time Mayor takes on yet another directorship

Almost three months since he was appointed to the board of the town centre’s Business Improvement District, creating ‘clear conflicts of interests’, Jason Perry’s declarations have yet to be updated by the council. By KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter … Continue reading →