Category Archives: Alison Butler

It’s a hat-trick! Housing wins unwanted new plaudit for council

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on how Croydon’s bungling over its Brick by Brick privatised development company has managed to see our local authority feature among the rottenest boroughs of the year – for the third year running It’s … Continue reading

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Victory for Friends’ group as council abandons park land sale

Thousands of objections from residents have forced Croydon Council into a U-turn on its scheme to flog off a Victorian park lodge and a strip of Grangewood Park. But as our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, has discovered, despite declaring … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Callton Young, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon parks, Environment, Friends of Grangewood Park, Karen Jewitt, Pat Clouder, Property, Simon Hall, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Sly’ council sneaks out park land sale notice over Christmas

And so it came to pass… No, not the re-telling of the Christmas story, but the local council flogging off a packet of park land in Thornton Heath. The sale of the land, plus a Victorian parkkeeper’s lodge in Grangewood … Continue reading

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Scandal of council’s use of ‘irrational’ medical assessments

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, discovers how the council has been spending tens of thousands of pounds on discredited remote medical assessments to avoid providing housing for the homeless Croydon’s Labour-run council has spent £53,165 in the past four … Continue reading

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At last! Croydon Council builds first council home in six years

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on how a Town Hall announcement proves that senior councillors have been lying for four years about the delivery of council homes Put the bunting out! Trebles all round! Croydon Council, and their loss-making private … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Housing, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Scott’s election own goal as Tories seize on Green Belt plans

Our Town Hall correspondent, KEN LEE, reports on how local council planning issues have become a key campaign matter for the General Election The Tories have put Labour councillor Paul Scott’s electorally toxic plans to build on Croydon’s Green Belt … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Alison Butler, Anna Jones, Brick by Brick, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon parks, Croydon South, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Mario Creatura, Olga Fitzroy, Paul Scott, Planning, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

‘Are Brick by Brick trying to lose the election for Sarah?’

Our construction correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on concerns that the council is pressing ahead with consultations on often controversial housing schemes during the run-up to the General Election “Are they trying to lose the election for Sarah?” That was the angry … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fieldway, Housing, Jo Negrini, New Addington, New Addington North, Paul Scott, Planning, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments