Category Archives: Alison Butler

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

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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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 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

Fears that Newman cover-up could impact Jones’s election

Tony Newman refuses to answer any questions from his own Labour councillor colleagues over the conduct of the recent Fairfield council by-election, the candidate selection stitch-up and the dreadful circumstances that created the councillor vacancy. Newman has admitted this week … Continue reading

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How to make friends and influence people, Croydon 2019

So, this is what political lobbying looks like in Croydon in 2019. The photograph shows a merry gathering of Labour campaigners, on the night last week that the Grauniad columnist, Owen Jones, paid a fleeting visit to rally activists as … Continue reading

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Butler caught out in another lie over sale of public park land

Two years ago, the council’s deputy leader gave her word that all the borough’s parks and open spaces would be protected from development. So guess what the Labour-run council has been caught out trying to do with a much-loved park … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon parks, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Environment, Friends of Grangewood Park, Housing, Planning, Property, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments