Daily Archives: February 7, 2017

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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Friends groups wary of cash-strapped council’s park plans

Another resident closely involved with a parks group has aired reservations about Croydon Council’s “Premier League” of the borough’s parks, questioning the lack of consultation regarding a public survey conducted last year, and the failure to discuss proposals with friends … Continue reading

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Night-time road survey begins for TfL along Beddington Lane

Overnight works have begun along Beddington Lane, as Transport for London starts to spends millions of pounds of public money in strengthening the thoroughfare in anticipation of the hundreds of laden HGVs which will be trundling along it daily with … Continue reading

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Little Light by Alice Birch, at Stanley Halls, Feb 7-11

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Beddington Park spring lecture series, free talks, Mar 20-Jun 12

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Croydon Roller Derby get ready for latest international clash

Croydon Roller Derby take on international opposition on February 25 when they face off against German rivals Harbor Girls Hamburg at Haywards Heath.

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Assembly Member tells Barwell to ‘get a grip’ over housing

As Tory housing minister Gavin Barwell lamely tweeted this morning that the government housing White Paper he is introducing today “is not a silver bullet”, Labour’s housing spokesman at the London Assembly was telling the Croydon Central MP to “get … Continue reading

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