Category Archives: Alison Butler

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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‘Hostile environment’ charity linked with homes scheme

A council scheme to get vulnerable rough sleepers off the streets and into the warmth and security of somewhere they can call “home” has signed up its first of 10 properties. But none of the homes will be available to … Continue reading

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Council continues in its cover-up of Ombudsman’s rulings

Here’s something else you won’t read on Croydon Council’s website. The council press office – funded with an annual budget of at least £500,000 of public money – today issued at least its second press release  to publicise the attention-seeking … Continue reading

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Scott gives support for building one-bed shacks in car parks

Paul Scott now wants to see hundreds of cheap, one-bed shacks built in Croydon’s car parks. That’s the latest architect-led idea to be endorsed by Scott, who was speaking at a conference held in the town centre this week. Scott … Continue reading

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Council appoints Simmonds to £150,000 new ‘strategy’ role

Croydon Council has promoted Hazel Simmonds to be the executive director in charge of its “Gateway, Strategy and Engagement division”, which apparently looks after the borough’s housing, strategy (yeah, they’ve got one apparently), policy development, communications, community relations and the … Continue reading

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Scott in shock resignation as chair of planning committee

Local democracy reporter KEN LEE reports on the latest bizarre conduct in the Town Hall chamber In what must be one of the least transparent pieces of council business conducted even under this Town Hall administration, Paul Scott, the all-powerful … Continue reading

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Three Croydon high streets among ‘unhealthiest’ in London

Another day, another survey that demonstrates that Croydon is slowly deteriorating into decay, poverty and neglect. The Royal Society of Public Health published a list of “Unhealthiest Streets” this week, and Croydon was the only borough that had three entries … Continue reading

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