Monthly Archives: November 2015

Has Tony Newman woken up to the need for allies over Government forced cuts?

‘yup hate the word summit but let’s have one A SAP Croydon’s future still in our hands’ it to would be up good to have a ‘summit’ – ‘Croydon’s future still in our hands’. This is Tony Newman’s Twitter response on … Continue reading

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Fiveways Design to be considered by Croydon Cabinet on 14 December

Jo Negrini, Executive Director of Place, will be submitting a report to the 14 December Croydon Council Cabinet meeting to agree the preferred design proposal for the A23/A232 ‘Fiveways’ junction. The source is a little known about page on the … Continue reading

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How well is Croydon monitoring the library contract?

I recently emailed Nathan Elvery, the Council’s Chief Executive, with a series of questions about how the contract is operating. I stated: ‘I assume that most of this information forms part of the contract monitoring.’ It has been decided to … Continue reading

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Questions Cllr Godfrey could usefully answer

Cllr Timothy Godfrey is being interviewed by Janet Smith on her Croydon Radio Arts show at 2pm today. http://www.croydonradio.com/schedule/show.php?HistoryID=30eda0d4-168c-3891-b394-a8b5d4897d7e Godfrey is Cabinet member for Culture, Leisure and Sport. Here are some questions it be useful to have answers to. You … Continue reading

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Private Eye Mocks Lambeth over Libraries

Private Eye has mocked Lambeth Council over its Lambeth Libraries consultation. The Friends of Lambeth Libraries have issued the following statement: ‘Lambeth’s appalling library plans have now been picked up by PRIVATE EYE – twice! Issue 1406, page 23) shows … Continue reading

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Lambeth consultation ruled unlawful

The High Court has ruled that Lambeth’s consultation on the future of the Cressingham Gdns Estate is unlawful because it removed options considered behind the scenes from the public document. See further details at http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/11/cressingham-gardens-tenant-wins-high-court-legal-battle-against-lambeth-council/ ‘Ugo Hayter from the human … Continue reading

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Questions about the Local Plan

Members of the Croydon’s Scrutiny Streets & Environment Sub-committee discussed the Local Plan which is under consultation. I had submitted in advance a series of questions which I sent to all Councillors. The Chairman Cllr Sean FitzSimmons instructed the officers … Continue reading

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