Category Archives: Bensham Manor

Brick by Brick’s Fairfield Halls refurb goes £11m over budget

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest multi-million-pound overspend by the council-owned ‘house-building’ company that has yet to build a single new home The refurbishment works being carried out on the Fairfield Halls arts complex by Brick by Brick will cost … Continue reading

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Council threatens to quadruple Council Tax bills on empty flats

Our housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on the slow introduction of increased local taxes in an effort to deter the borough’s ‘executive apartments’ being used as investment vehicles and not as homes Absentee landlords with homes deliberately left vacant could face … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick imposed on community housing projects

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on another source of funding to build homes, which in Croydon risks being hijacked by the council’s failing house-builder Croydon Council has made what one of the Labour-run council leadership has called “an ambitious pledge” … Continue reading

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Housing scheme involves charity which informed Home Office

The council has announced that it has managed to house six people under a scheme which should provide 10 homeless people with homes by the end of next month, and another 10 over the course of the following 12 months. … Continue reading

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Official: Croydon won’t build a single council home in 8 years

Council housing company won’t complete first new home until March Of homes to be completed this year, only 29% will be ‘affordable’ Two Tory councillors failed to show up for scrutiny of Brick by Brick Business plan is ‘just guesswork’, … Continue reading

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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

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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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