Category Archives: Bensham Manor

Fears that Newman cover-up could impact Jones’s election

Tony Newman refuses to answer any questions from his own Labour councillor colleagues over the conduct of the recent Fairfield council by-election, the candidate selection stitch-up and the dreadful circumstances that created the councillor vacancy. Newman has admitted this week … Continue reading

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How to make friends and influence people, Croydon 2019

So, this is what political lobbying looks like in Croydon in 2019. The photograph shows a merry gathering of Labour campaigners, on the night last week that the Grauniad columnist, Owen Jones, paid a fleeting visit to rally activists as … Continue reading

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Butler caught out in another lie over sale of public park land

Two years ago, the council’s deputy leader gave her word that all the borough’s parks and open spaces would be protected from development. So guess what the Labour-run council has been caught out trying to do with a much-loved park … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon parks, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Environment, Friends of Grangewood Park, Housing, Planning, Property, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Citiscape residents locked out of their homes as cracks appear

Residents of Citiscape, the 95-flat private high-rise residential block in Croydon’s town centre, have been denied all access to their homes and possessions for nearly six weeks and have now been told that it could be at least another two … Continue reading

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Labour councillor subject to police investigation, says Newman

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, on the latest snippet of what passes for public accountability in the mysterious case of the vanishing deputy cabinet member.  And how Inside Croydon is setting the council agenda – again The “serious incident” … Continue reading

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Shock! Council discovers trees on site it gave to Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick, the council’s loss-making in-house house-builder, has suffered yet more setbacks after the council “discovered” that two sites it wanted to concrete over were either too close to high-voltage electricity pylons, or had real live trees growing there. … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Helen Pollard, Paul Scott, Planning, Property, Selsdon & Ballards | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Residents living in fear of fire in council-run housing blocks

Despite condemning office-to-flat conversions, Croydon Council has been using three such buildings to provide temporary housing. A year after a Fire Brigade inspection found the blocks unsafe, improvement works have still not finished, leaving residents forced to live on a … Continue reading

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