Category Archives: Fairfield

Brick by Brick ‘putting safety last’ on town centre site

Our housing reporter BARRATT HOLMES on the latest troubling development by Brick by Brick Brick by Brick, the council-owned housing developer (Total number of homes built since 2015: ZERO), has been accused of “putting safety last” on a site in … Continue reading

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Bad Apple is blighted town centre’s fifth night club to close

Development blight in Croydon town centre has claimed another victim, with the Bad Apple night club set to close its doors for a final time on New Year’s Day. It was late on Boxing Day that the owners of the … Continue reading

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Wetherspoons boss’s Croydon no-show on his Brexit pub crawl

Tim Martin, the boss of the JD Wetherspoons pub chain, failed to turn up for his own Brexit talk at one of his pubs in Croydon this afternoon. Martin, the founder and chairman of the cut-price pub chain, was due … Continue reading

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Leon House given new purpose as its flats go up for sale

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, goes to the top of a Croydon landmark and finds some merit in conversions Even on a day when a winter storm is scudding through just above our heads, from the 22nd floor roof garden … Continue reading

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Hundreds march through South Norwood to support Grenfell

More than 300 people, plus TV crews and newspaper reporters, turned out in South Norwood last night to show solidarity with Grenfell and reject racism. But who was the only one to talk to the reporter from The Sun? KEN … Continue reading

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Whoops! Road works wreck High Street’s ‘bold’ ground art

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, digs up another embarrassing piece of public money wasted by the council The council’s ability for not quite thinking things through was highlighted again last week, as the pneumatic drills and JCB diggers were … Continue reading

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Croydon is first council to call for end of ‘no-fault’ evictions

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how Croydon’s Labour-run council has led the way over ‘no-fault’ and revenge evictions by private landlords One of the more interesting proposals passed at Monday night’s full council meeting – the first staged in … Continue reading

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