Category Archives: Brick by Brick

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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Another director quits job as pressure mounts on Negrini

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the storm gathering around the council’s ‘regeneration practitioner’ chief executive Pressure continues to mount on Croydon’s £200,000 per year chief executive, Jo Negrini. Another key member of her executive team is quitting the council, … Continue reading

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More jobs for the boys, as BxB names £3,000 per hour chair

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest significant announcement which Brick by Brick kept secret from the majority of the borough’s elected representatives As if to fully demonstrate the complete contempt in which they hold the borough’s elected … Continue reading

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Director with Qatari links resigns from Brick by Brick board

BARRATT HOLMES reports on more revelations about council home-builders’ business which failed to get a mention at last week’s Town Hall scrutiny committee One of the company directors of Brick by Brick has resigned from the board of Croydon Council’s … Continue reading

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Stop Larkin about: dead poet’s society seeks proper attribution

Inside Croydon’s email inbox positively bulged this week, with this website’s first ever missive received from the much-respected and highly esteemed Philip Larkin Society. Larkin was one of Britain’s most noted poets of the 20th Century, known for his “very … Continue reading

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‘Brexit fears’ could hit Brick by Brick’s private homes sales

Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on some market data which could further undermine the council’s financial schemes There’s a good reason why Colm Lacey, the council director who heads up Brick by Brick, did not want to share the company’s analysis … Continue reading

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Official: Croydon won’t build a single council home in 8 years

Council housing company won’t complete first new home until March Of homes to be completed this year, only 29% will be ‘affordable’ Two Tory councillors failed to show up for scrutiny of Brick by Brick Business plan is ‘just guesswork’, … Continue reading

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