Category Archives: Bensham Manor

Pollard’s candidate list ignores five wards in Croydon North

WALTER CRONXITE on another bungled announcement by Croydon Conservatives No matter how hard they try to make it look as if they do give a toss about the north of the borough, Croydon’s Tories really don’t give a shit. And … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Addiscombe, Ashburton, Bensham Manor, Coulsdon West, Croham, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell, Helen Pollard, Jeet Bains, Kenley, Purley, Selhurst, Shirley, Simon Hoar, South Norwood, Steve Hollands, Sue Winborn, Thornton Heath, Tim Pollard, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Planning chair Scott to face scrutiny at gentrification screening

Paul Scott, the chair of Croydon Council’s planning committee which is pushing through £250million-worth of publicly financed house-building without a single council home being built, is to face public scrutiny in his own backyard tomorrow night at the Stanley’s Film … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Cinema, Housing, Paul Scott, People for Portland Road, Planning, Property, South Norwood, Stanley's Film Club, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Calls mount for councillor to resign from community groups

Paul Scott, the Labour councillor who describes himself as a “community leader”, has been challenged to step down from at least one of his many roles and to consider the various conflicts of interest that he has, after being accused … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Cinema, Mark Watson, Paul Scott, Planning, South Norwood, Stanley Halls, Stanley's Film Club, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Butler’s all excited for her Big Night Out at The Hurlingham

KEN LEE reports on a raft of housing award nominations for a council-owned house-builder which has so far built the grand total of zero homes Council leader Tony Newman, his deputy Alison Butler, council chief exec Jo Negrini and loads … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick building no social rent homes with Mayor money

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on City Hall figures that show Croydon Council’s house-building strategy is letting the housing market take its course New figures from City Hall show that Brick by Brick, the private housing developer owned by Croydon … Continue reading

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Council kills off Percy the park keeper and abandons 120 parks

CHRIS PECKHAM, our environment correspondent, on the latest shocking admission of failure at Croydon Town Hall Croydon Council is about to shut-up the park keeper’s hut in more than 120 of the borough’s open spaces, as it seems primed to … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Bensham Manor, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Friends of Addiscombe Railway Park, Friends of Ashburton Park, Friends of Croham Hurst Woods, Friends of Farthing Downs, Friends of Grange Park, Friends of Grangewood Park, Friends of Haling Grove, Friends of Heavers Meadow, Friends of Selsdon Woods, Friends of South Norwood Country Park, Friends of Wandle Park, Jamie Audsley, Quadron, Thornton Heath, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Tory ministers ignore councils’ pleas for help on fire safety

The Tory government is refusing calls to provide funding to help make residential tower blocks safer following the Grenfell Tower fire. Croydon Council has committed to spending £10million of public money on retro-fitting sprinklers in the borough’s residential blocks, a … Continue reading

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