Category Archives: Croydon Nightwatch

Homelessness charity chair calls for end to ‘no-fault’ evictions

With Croydon Council’s ‘campaign’ against street begging in the town centre on-going, EBONY GORDON spoke to Jad Adams, the long-standing chair of the borough’s homelessness charity, Nightwatch Every night in Queen’s Gardens, a group of trained volunteers assist scores of … Continue reading

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Volunteers mourn John Taylor, co-founder of two charities

Volunteers across Croydon are mourning John Taylor, one of the founders of two homelessness organisations in the borough, who has died, aged 75. In 1976, Taylor helped to found Croydon Nightwatch, which offers nightly food and help to the homeless. … Continue reading

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Butler agrees to attend panel debate on homelessness

The leaders of the Labour group at the Town Hall may have tried to ban their colleague councillors from speaking to Inside Croydon, but there’s clear evidence that one of them, at least, continues to be an avid reader. Within … Continue reading

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Dispossession: film club stages debate over housing crisis

For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home. Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle is a feature documentary which is being shown by Stanley’s … Continue reading

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Croydon among worst areas in the country for homelessness

There will be more people sleeping rough on the streets of Croydon tonight than in the city of Birmingham. Those are part of the shocking statistics revealed by Shelter, the homelessness charity, who have used official government data and Freedom … Continue reading

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Open Mic Nights in aid of Nightwatch, Project B, start Oct 13

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Now Idris Elba gets angry with Tories over rising homelessness

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, outlines the latest raft of Tory government cuts to benefits which will make yet more people homeless, and which have been supported by housing minister Gavin Barwell The role of Tory-led governments, and their current … Continue reading

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