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Negrini approves £12,500 spend on her trip to South of France

Inside Croydon

Jo Negrini: has an easy way with spending public cash

Jo Negrini, Croydon’s chief exec, has spent more than £12,000 of Council Tax-payers’ money for her and three council executives to spend most of this week out of the office in Fisher’s Folly and instead jet off to enjoy cocktails and canapes in the South of France.

For Negrini is back among her chums and contacts at MIPIM in Cannes, the world’s biggest gathering of property speculators and developers – what has sometimes been described as a “booze and hookers’ fest”.

Today, the pimping was taking place in what is called “the London Pavilion” at the conference, where what was on offer was chunks of real estate in south London, much of it publicly owned.

Joining Negrini at a panel discussion trying to plug the “opportunities” – a developer euphemism for easy profits – to be had around Croydon town…

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