Category Archives: Ashcroft Theatre

Delayed Fairfield Halls now won’t fully open until March 2019

A cabinet report ahead of Monday night’s meeting has revealed that the Fairfield Halls now won’t be ready to open fully until the end of March 2019 – a full nine months later than promised. The Halls closed for a … Continue reading

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Newman: Fairfield Halls won’t be ready to open until 2019

Fairfield Halls will not re-open until 2019, Tony Newman, the leader of the council, announced in a somewhat off-hand matter last night. The prestigious arts complex was supposed to be ready for a grand re-opening in July 2018. But now, … Continue reading

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Fairfield manager wanted. Must be able to cope with council

BH Live, the Dorset-based conference and events venue managers who have been appointed to operator the Fairfield Halls, are recruiting for general manager. The daunting job spec is similarly demanding to that which the Football Association put out when looking … Continue reading

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‘Residents will be thrilled’ after Fairfield Halls’ £30m refit

A year since its closure, and there’s no perceptible signs outside the Fairfield Halls of much in the way of progress in its £30million redevelopment project. But Timothy Godfrey, the council’s cabinet member for arts and culture, says that, with … Continue reading

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Tories agree: Labour’s Fairfield deal looking good for Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE on an outbreak of consensus and agreement for the future of the borough Tory councillors’ “opposition for opposition’s sake” approach to the £30million refurbishment of the Fairfield Halls crumbled amid commonsense, the best interests of the borough and … Continue reading

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£180m Fairfield operator contract is called-in for scrutiny

Fifteen Conservative councillors signed official forms to call-in the decision to award the operator contract for the Fairfield Halls, a move which some fear might delay the appointment process, and others have described as petty political point-scoring. The matter will … Continue reading

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Dorset venue operator to be given £180m Fairfield contract

A social enterprise company which manages the Bournemouth International Centre on the south coast is set to be announced as the new operator for Croydon’s Fairfield Halls later this week. A council report revealed that the deal, which could last … Continue reading

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