Category Archives: Woodside

Planning chair prejudices position with speech for developers

The charge that Croydon’s Blairite council leadership is too cosy with property developers and their architect chums has been given even greater weight, after the chair of the borough’s planning committee gave a rousing speech at a launch event for … Continue reading

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Brokenshire blocks planning permission for Purley ‘skyscraper’

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on a slap in the face for Croydon’s planners To the “delight” of Croydon Conservatives, James Brokenshire, the Tory Government’s local communities and housing minister, has reversed the decision of council’s planning department, its planning … Continue reading

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Venue manager announces FIFTH opening date for Fairfield

September 16 2019: That’s now the date when the venue managers are telling anyone who is still listening that the Fairfield Halls will re-open. By our reckoning, that’ll will be the fifth re-opening date announced since the Halls, which include … Continue reading

Posted in Art, BH Live, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, Neil Chandler, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Council continues in its cover-up of Ombudsman’s rulings

Here’s something else you won’t read on Croydon Council’s website. The council press office – funded with an annual budget of at least £500,000 of public money – today issued at least its second press release  to publicise the attention-seeking … Continue reading

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Scott gives support for building one-bed shacks in car parks

Paul Scott now wants to see hundreds of cheap, one-bed shacks built in Croydon’s car parks. That’s the latest architect-led idea to be endorsed by Scott, who was speaking at a conference held in the town centre this week. Scott … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Housing, Paul Scott | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Schroders’ £500m Ruskin Square stalls over Westfield doubts

Big business is getting twitchy over the slow pace of developments in Croydon, as KEN LEE reports The agenda for the Croydon Labour group brainstorming weekend in Eastbourne this weekend is said to be “thin”. That may be deliberate to … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Croydon Council, Croydon Park Hotel, Jo Negrini, Ruskin Square, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Clive Fraser, Community associations, Ken Towl, Niro Sirisena, Patsy Cummings, Paul Scott, South Norwood, South Norwood Tourist Board | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments