Category Archives: London-wide issues

Khan’s kerbside wildernesses are leaving Croydon in a mess

JEREMY CLACKSON reports on the rapidly growing problem at the side of many of the borough’s roads As Mayor of London, never let it be said that Sadiq Khan doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet. Because everywhere you … Continue reading

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MP Jones to speak against Addiscombe Road flats scheme

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, reports on cross-party opposition to a property speculators’ multi-million-pound scheme that could change the exclusive Whitgift Estate forever Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s Labour MP, will tomorrow night speak out at a Town Hall meeting against … Continue reading

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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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Lacey’s in Mayfair with speculators to ‘unlock’ public land

BARRATT HOLMES on the latest instance where the council shows that it is more interested in cosying up to mega-rich property speculators than actually delivering homes at social rent Forget the possible contraventions of building regulations on one of its … Continue reading

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‘Hostile environment’ charity part of clampdown on beggars

A charity which has handed over details of its homeless clients to the Home Office, as part of Theresa May’s “hostile environment” deportation policy, is one of the agencies being used by Croydon Council in its “campaign” to clear the … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Labour council in crackdown against street beggars

Compare and contrast. While local authorities, and not just Blairite-run Croydon, wring their hands piously over the “housing crisis” as they sell off more council homes than they build, on the streets of London every night, the homelessness crisis gets … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick fails to make interest payments on council loan

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how the latest annual accounts from the council’s house building company show zero homes built but a rapidly growing pile of debt When an individual homebuyer takes out a repayment mortgage, they are charged … Continue reading

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