Category Archives: Bensham Manor

Councillors have ‘short attention spans’ declares new Mayor

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE reports from last night’s business-lite council meeting, safe in the knowledge that there’s just two further full councils and a Christmas get-together to be held in 2019 Croydon councillors, having only recently voted themselves a … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick gets 100%: 38 housing projects are all delayed

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on how late  completion of developments by the council’s house-builders is storing up a multi-million-pound problem Brick by Brick, Croydon Council’s house-building company, could be struggling to make its sums work as delays and … Continue reading

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Massive discounts on land sales raise more questions on BxB

EXCLUSIVE: With six parcels of public land, including open spaces, sold for just £1 each, the council has handed its in-house house-builder a secret subsidy worth millions of pounds, in a series of spiv-like deals which potentially could be against … Continue reading

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Labour names Euro candidates as City Hall selection undecided

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on the glacial progress in Labour choosing its candidates for London elections which are now barely 12 months away The Labour Party thought they had sorted a major selection dilemma last night when they … Continue reading

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People’s rent campaign claims victory over ‘no-fault’ evictions

Renters unions, housing campaigners and Croydon Labour councillors were proclaiming a victory this morning, after the Tory government announced plans to consult over proposals to abolish “no-fault evictions”. At present, Section 21 of the 1988 Housing Act allows landlords to … Continue reading

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Volunteers wanted to paint Bensham Manor footbridge, May 4-5

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Manchester and Birmingham join Croydon’s sprinkler campaign

The council press office described it as “doorstepping” the Prime Minister, as MP Sarah Jones and council deputy leader Alison Butler were part of a group which handed in a letter signed by 15 local authorities to try to shame … Continue reading

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