Category Archives: Housing

Action group calls for urgent arrest of Barwell over Grenfell fire

Hard-hitting report calls for transparent investigation among the ‘links in the chain of culpability’, as it alleges a cover-up has already begun Gavin Barwell, who until last month was the Conservative MP for Croydon Central, should be arrested immediately and … Continue reading

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Four residents’ associations join protest petition on planning

KEN LEE reports on growing support for a petition over the conduct of the council’s planning committee Four more residents’ associations from around the borough have added their endorsement to a petition which questions the integrity of the council’s planning … Continue reading

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Westfield delaying while they seek key deal with John Lewis

EXCLUSIVE: Our retailing correspondent, M.T. WALLETTE, reports on the Godot-like wait for an anchor tenant for Hammersfield’s not-so-supermall Westfield have delayed re-submitting their plans for the £1.4billion redevelopment of the town centre and Whitgift Centre because are they are still … Continue reading

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Homelessness charity seeks volunteers for CR Zero campaign

A homelessness charity based in Croydon is seeking volunteers to help conduct a one-year-on survey to follow-up on work conducted in 2016 on a campaign called CR Zero 2020, which aims to eliminate rough-sleeping in the borough by the end … Continue reading

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New MP Jones challenges Tories to pay for sprinklers

Sarah Jones used her maiden speech to Parliament yesterday to challenge the Tory Government to provide the funds needed to pay for the potentially life-saving fitting of sprinklers in council-run residential tower blocks across the country. Croydon Central’s new MP … Continue reading

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Tower developers used loophole to avoid fitting sprinklers

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the half-million-pound-plus Croydon flats which are 40 storeys up but which were built without any sprinkler system The private developers who built Croydon’s tallest residential tower block used a loophole in planning laws and so avoided … Continue reading

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New MP Jones expected to make her maiden speech today

Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s new MP, is expected to make her maiden speech in Parliament later today. Jones won the seat for Labour, beating Tory Gavin Barwell with a majority of 5,652 votes in last month’s snap General Election. Barwell … Continue reading

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