Daily Archives: April 12, 2017

Council recruits staff for ‘private’ company Brick by Brick

WALTER CRONXITE uncovers Croydon’s latest big spend on its supposedly ‘private’ housing company Croydon Council is recruiting four staff on publicly funded salaries of up to £50,000 a year each – to work on behalf of a private housing developer. … Continue reading

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Now Idris Elba gets angry with Tories over rising homelessness

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, outlines the latest raft of Tory government cuts to benefits which will make yet more people homeless, and which have been supported by housing minister Gavin Barwell The role of Tory-led governments, and their current … Continue reading

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Lloyd Webber charity’s 25th anniversary grant to BRIT School

The BRIT School has just been handed more than 200,000 reasons extra to celebrate its 25th anniversary. September will mark 25 years since the arts, music, dance and drama specialist school opened its doors in Thornton Heath, and a grant … Continue reading

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Take your marks for Wandle Park beginners’ runs from Apr 27

Wandle Park is to get its own beginners’ running group, meeting outside the park cafe every Thursday evening at 7pm, beginning from April 27. Led by experienced runners, this is a start-up group for people of all ages, abilities and … Continue reading

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Join Croydon’s ACE team of conservation volunteers

Could you do something ACE for the environment locally? The Conservation Volunteers’ Action for Croydon’s Environment team – or ACE – organises regular task days every Wednesday and Thursday in different parks and woodlands in and around Croydon, and they’re … Continue reading

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Mayor of Croydon’s St George’s Day Gala dinner, Apr 21

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Easter in the Square free event, Purley town centre, Apr 15

EASTER IN THE SQUARE Sat Apr 15 3 to 5pm PURLEY TOWN SQUARE Free open air event for families Music, Drama, Crafts and much more, staged by Purley Baptist Church

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