Category Archives: Southwark Council

Buck-ing the trend: Croydon Labour staffer challenges Mayor

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on wranglings within Labour in south London over the social cleansing of working class areas An employee of the Labour Party in Croydon has condemned Labour’s London Mayor Sadiq Khan for having a gentrification agenda … Continue reading

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Festival of the Great North Wood, Sydenham Hill Wood, Sep 9

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Going, going, gone: Housing associations in property flog-off

Step-by-step – or is that brick-by-brick? – social cleansing is coming to Croydon. A luxury hotel in central London is the swanky venue today for an auction for property speculators at which £7.2million-worth of former social flats and houses is … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick’s profitable Blairite response to Right to Buy

The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire has, rightly, focused attention on safety around the nation’s low-cost housing. But underlining the lack of attention given to the conditions of such homes and the ongoing under-investment in council housing has been … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Chris Philp MP, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Housing, Jennifer Brathwaite, Lambeth Council, London-wide issues, Planning, Property, Southwark Council, Steve Reed MP, Taberner House, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Henry Cotton’s south London home to get blue plaque

English Heritage has arranged for a blue plaque in Crystal Palace to commemorate one of the greatest British sportsman of the 20th Century. The unveiling ceremony is taking place at 47 Crystal Palace Road, the childhood home of golfer Henry … Continue reading

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Croydon’s well-paid councillors pay their Council Tax on time

WALTER CRONXITE on a new report that shows that in neighbouring boroughs, some councillors have not been punctual in paying their Council Tax bills Yet further evidence has emerged that Croydon Council Tax-payers may be forking out far too much … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Bromley Council, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Lambeth Council, London-wide issues, Outside Croydon, Southwark Council, Surrey, Sutton Council, Tony Newman, Wandsworth Council | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Crystal Palace to hold multi-borough hustings, May 7

Crystal Palace is getting “ready to rumble” on May 7 at the Queen’s Hotel with a packed Election Question Time cross-borough panel debate. With Town Hall elections on May 22 across Croydon and in the neighbouring London boroughs which converge … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Bromley Council, Croydon North, Crystal Palace Park, Darren Johnson, Lambeth Council, London-wide issues, Pat Ryan, Southwark Council, Steve O'Connell, Steve Reed MP, Tramlink, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments