Category Archives: Bensham Manor

Cummings goes public with bid for London Assembly selection

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on an email to Croydon Labour group from a South Norwood councillor that seems to suggest she has the backing of Tony Newman Patsy Cummings wasted little time after the Christmas holidays to confirm … Continue reading

Posted in Bensham Manor, Jamie Audsley, John Wentworth, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Patsy Cummings, Sadiq Khan, Shaun Bailey, South Norwood, Steve O'Connell, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kabir and Henson to board the mayoral gravy train in 2019

The appointment of Mayor of Croydon may well be a case of ‘Buggin’s Turn’ among back bench councillors, but with the selections made for 2019, at least there’s the prospect of wonderfully well-organised raffles, as Town Hall reporter KEN LEE … Continue reading

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Major engineering firm has left troubled Fairfield Halls project

The troubled Fairfield Halls refurbishment project – already months late and millions of pounds over budget – is struggling on without the major civil engineering company which helped draw up the plans. Mott MacDonald is the global engineering, management and … Continue reading

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MP demands independent investigation into planning decisions

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest move over the favourable treatment provided to the council’s house-builders by the council’s planning committee A Croydon MP has asked the council’s chief executive to confirm that an independent investigation will be held into allegations … Continue reading

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£400m+ scheme at risk after council’s failed property deal

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing reporter, on how bungling by ‘award-winning’ Brick by Brick has put in serious jeopardy half-a-billion-pounds’ worth of new homes, has damaged the Town Hall’s relationship with Croydon College, and leaves a gaping funding hole for Fairfield … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Arnhem Gallery, Brick by Brick, Business, Chris Philp MP, College Green, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Fairfield Halls, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

We were whipped over Brick by Brick schemes, councillors say

EXCLUSIVE: Members of Croydon’s planning committee confirm that they were instructed how to vote over the council’s own house-building company’s applications. By STEVEN DOWNES A Croydon MP is to call on the council chief executive to carry out an independent … Continue reading

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Award goes to Brick by Brick, when director was among judges

• Council house-building company formed in 2015 has yet to complete a single new home • Senior council executive was among the judges for awards where Brick by Brick ‘triumphed’ • Council spent public money on advertising last week with … Continue reading

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