Category Archives: Tony Newman

Brick by Brick fail to apologise for shared ownership bungling

Brick by Brick, the loss-making council-owned house-builder, last night finally ended their silence and admitted that they are not able to sell homes under any shared ownership schemes. Seven days after Inside Croydon broke the news that Brick by Brick … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick forced to suspend sales of dozens of new homes

Inside Croydon’s editor, STEVEN DOWNES, reports on the latest massive set-back to the council’s loss-making house-builder Brick by Brick, Croydon Council’s controversial in-house house-builder, has been forced to suspend all sales of shared ownership homes. The delay in selling the … Continue reading

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A level of ineptitude which would be tolerated no where else

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Council cabinet members Alison Butler and Paul Scott are ‘like some kind of wrecking crew’ who have made massive errors over planning in the borough, and they should be sacked, according to SEBASTIAN TILLINGER Councillors Alison Butler and … Continue reading

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Westfield ‘review’ drags on as retail has worst year since 1995

Our retailing correspondent MT WALETTE can find no good news for the nation’s high streets – which is very bad news for Croydon’s retail-led town centre ‘regeneration’ Last year was the worst on record for retailing in this country, with … Continue reading

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It’s a hat-trick! Housing wins unwanted new plaudit for council

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on how Croydon’s bungling over its Brick by Brick privatised development company has managed to see our local authority feature among the rottenest boroughs of the year – for the third year running It’s … Continue reading

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£300,000 – the price of failure for one former council chief exec

Nathan Elvery, the controversial Croydon Council chief executive who decided to pop down to the south coast for an easier life, was handed a juicy £265,000 pay-off by his erstwhile employers, West Sussex County Council, it has been reported this … Continue reading

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Croydon Athletic match abandoned amid racism allegations

Croydon Athletic, the sometime controversial non-league football club, is today at the centre of a racism row after an opposing team walked off the pitch on Saturday making claims that one of their players had been abused. The South East … Continue reading

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