Daily Archives: July 12, 2017

Tower developers used loophole to avoid fitting sprinklers

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the half-million-pound-plus Croydon flats which are 40 storeys up but which were built without any sprinkler system The private developers who built Croydon’s tallest residential tower block used a loophole in planning laws and so avoided … Continue reading

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New MP Jones expected to make her maiden speech today

Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s new MP, is expected to make her maiden speech in Parliament later today. Jones won the seat for Labour, beating Tory Gavin Barwell with a majority of 5,652 votes in last month’s snap General Election. Barwell … Continue reading

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£240,000 Arts Council grant sees return of Mela to Croydon

The Mela is to return to Croydon later this summer, thanks to a £240,000 grant from the Arts Council. Seven years after the last Croydon Mela in Lloyd Park – axed by the then Tory-run council in a first wave … Continue reading

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Council confirms sprinklers won’t be ready until spring 2018

One month on from the worst fire disaster in this country since World War II, and Croydon Council has issued a press release clarifying that work to fulfil its promise to retro-fit sprinklers in its residential towers won’t start for … Continue reading

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