Category Archives: Alison Butler

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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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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Sleep Out raises £45,000, but rough sleepers were not welcome

STEVEN DOWNES spent Sunday night speaking to the rough sleepers in the town centre who did not have a roof over the heads It is 10.45pm, and a cold, wintry wind whips along George Street as a handful of people … Continue reading

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£30,000 raised for homelessness ahead of Croydon Sleep Out

Croydon’s Labour MPs will be roughing it on Sunday night, as Steve Reed OBE and Sarah Jones take part in Croydon’s first Sleep Out. They will be joined by councillor Alison Butler, as they give up their beds for the … Continue reading

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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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