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Council kills off Percy the park keeper and abandons 120 parks

CHRIS PECKHAM, our environment correspondent, on the latest shocking admission of failure at Croydon Town Hall Croydon Council is about to shut-up the park keeper’s hut in more than 120 of the borough’s open spaces, as it seems primed to … Continue reading

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Tory ministers ignore councils’ pleas for help on fire safety

The Tory government is refusing calls to provide funding to help make residential tower blocks safer following the Grenfell Tower fire. Croydon Council has committed to spending £10million of public money on retro-fitting sprinklers in the borough’s residential blocks, a … Continue reading

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Council confirms sprinklers won’t be ready until spring 2018

One month on from the worst fire disaster in this country since World War II, and Croydon Council has issued a press release clarifying that work to fulfil its promise to retro-fit sprinklers in its residential towers won’t start for … Continue reading

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Now council’s housing developer snubs its Place Review Panel

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on how the borough’s Council Tax-payers are providing another nice little earner for the Town Hall  CEO’s chums In the eight months since council chief executive Jo Negrini unveiled Croydon’s Place Review Panel, it has … Continue reading

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Something smells about council’s Surrey Street party flop

M.T. WALLETTE, our shopping correspondent, bolstered the numbers attending Councillor Mark Watson’s cosy little soiree on Surrey Street on Saturday, when even the offer of free drinks couldn’t pull in the crowds It was a fitting metaphor for the whole … 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

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Tower residents have three-month wait for sprinkler action

Croydon Council last night announced that it is to fit sprinklers in all of its residential tower blocks which are 10 or more storeys tall, in a scheme expected to cost £10million. It makes Croydon the first local authority in … Continue reading

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