Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

Optivo abandons plan to bulldoze historic Coulsdon cottages

BARRATT HOLMES reports on a sudden climb down by one of the country’s largest housing associations Under pressure from mounting public outrage and an MP’s petition, following reports on Inside Croydon, Optivo, the giant housing association, has today announced that … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Planning | 4 Comments

Tories pick B-List election candidate. And fail to announce it

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but there is a Conservative candidate for the council by-election, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Croydon Conservatives have chosen their candidate to stand in the South Norwood council by-election on September 7. It is to be Rebecca … Continue reading

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Council planner admits: we didn’t report consultation findings

KEN LEE reports on the latest shocking development (cough) surrounding the failures of the council planning department Croydon Council has failed to fulfill its statutory, legal obligations over planning applications. Who says? The head of Croydon Council’s planning department, that’s … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Pete Smith, Planning, Property, Purley, Sanderstead | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barratt’s housing residents face 475% hike in fuel charges

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on how the council’s policy of eradicating fuel poverty is seeing them deliver hugely inflated heating costs to some unlucky residents of a new development A south London council which has declared its intention to … Continue reading

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Public meeting about Thornton Heath Rec, Aug 14

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Take a walk on the wild side, and help business on the way

There’s a Netwalk at South Norwood Lakes this Friday at 8am. Netwalking is a way for local business owners and professionals to get to know one another, while enjoying a healthy and energising morning stroll through a beautiful local park. … Continue reading

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