Scrutiny and Oversight Committee

Don’t take your eyes off the plans for Westfield now that Boxpark is here

Posted on December 1st, by Sean Creighton in Economics & Business. No Comments

The council must make sure that watertight commitments are agreed with the Croydon Partnership prior to ground being broken

The Planning Committee will have a difficult task when it comes to considering the report on the revised application by Hammerson/Westfield’s Croydon Limited Partnership (CLP). The rules governing the role of people who have submitted comments will severely curtail their being able to address the committee … Read More »

The council appears to be listening on technical concerns about refurbishment of Fairfield Halls

Posted on November 23rd, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 2 comments

A phased closure didn’t happen, but other issues are being addressed

Although it rejected the campaign demand for a staged refurbishment of the Fairfield Halls, it looks as if the council has been listening to detailed concerns particularly about technical issues.

As promised a year ago, the council’s scrutiny committee considered a report on the progress being made with the refurbishment at its meeting on 1st … Read More »

What do Labour’s cuts for 2015/16 mean for services?

Posted on December 15th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. No Comments

The closure of Purley pool draws fire – but what will follow? Sean Creighton on the Labour cuts package

Croydon’s Conservative opposition has homed in on the Labour council’s plan to close Purley swimming pool as part of its cuts to achieve a balanced budget in 2015/16. Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell is leading the campaign opposing the closure to strengthen his chances of re-election … Read More »