Category Archives: Tom Copley

44 care homes in Croydon fail post-Grenfell fire safety tests

Figures from the Mayor of London show that 44 care homes in Croydon were failing to meet fire safety standards through London Fire Brigade audits carried out following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The figures put Croydon as second worst in … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Social Care, Andrew Dismore, Bromley Council, Croydon Council, Kingston, Lambeth Council, London Assembly, London Fire Brigade, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Merton, Outside Croydon, Southwark Council, Sutton Council, Tom Copley | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour’s Copley calls on councils to build homes for social rent

A Labour London Assembly Member has called for local authorities in the capital to provide thousands more homes for social rent – what used to be called council homes – and for the scrapping of the Thatcherite Right To Buy … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Housing, Jo Negrini, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Planning, Steve Reed MP, Tom Copley | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

O’Connell’s ‘reap what you sow’ remarks branded ‘terrifying’

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how a Tory councillor has been forced into a climbdown after appearing to voice support for right-wing thugs after their assault on peaceful protesters There was cross-party condemnation last night for Steve O’Connell, the Croydon … Continue reading

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MP Jones ‘shocked’ as Philp’s new money claim proves false

Two of Croydon’s MPs have been in a spat over the details of the Tory Government’s latest initiative to help the homeless, after Croydon South Conservative MP Chris Philp was wheeled out for the broadcast media on Sunday night and … Continue reading

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Mayor hands residents power of veto over estate developments

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on a U-turn by the Mayor of London that comes complete with a bundle of questions Residents’ groups across the borough, and their lawyers, will be poring over the details of a policy change by … 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

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon Nightwatch, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Tom Copley | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Assembly Member tells Barwell to ‘get a grip’ over housing

As Tory housing minister Gavin Barwell lamely tweeted this morning that the government housing White Paper he is introducing today “is not a silver bullet”, Labour’s housing spokesman at the London Assembly was telling the Croydon Central MP to “get … Continue reading

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