Tag Archives: Arts Council England

Museums Association kicks out Croydon over Riesco sale

The president of the Museums Association, David Anderson, used his keynote speech at his organisation’s annual conference in Liverpool yesterday to announce that Croydon Council has been expelled from the MA and to warn that it will be barred from … Continue reading

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Stanley Halls group celebrates “winning” the Lottery – twice

The Stanley People’s Initiative has received more than £18,000 in grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund to assist in establishing the long-term future of Stanley Halls in South Norwood. The Stanley People’s Initiative is a group of local people committed … Continue reading

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Poppy Cafe, Coulsdon re-opening: Nov 9

The long-awaited Poppy Café at Coulsdon Memorial Ground will be opened officially on Saturday November 9. The café will be holding an event from 10am to 3pm in the form of a Discovery Trail inviting people to find out more … Continue reading

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It’s time for Town Halls to take back local powers

TONY NEWMAN, the leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council, says that it is long overdue for powers to be returned to local councils so that they can take responsibility for their communities After serving as an elected local … Continue reading

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“Unethical” Croydon faces expulsion over Riesco sale

Dudley Mead and Tim Pollard, the pair of senior Tories behind the secretive scheme to flog off 24 of the most valuable pieces of the publicly owned Riesco collection of Chinese ceramics – first exposed by Inside Croydon – must … Continue reading

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Arts Council chief says Croydon “short-sighted” on Riesco

Alan Davey, the chief executive of the Arts Council of England, has today accused Croydon Council of being “short-sighted” over its pawn-shop sale of 24 items from the publicly owned Riesco Collection. Davey also promised to argue further with Tory-run … Continue reading

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Arts Council finds cracks in Croydon’s crockery sale scam

Croydon Council’s secret scheme to flog off parts of the publicly owned Riesco Collection of ancient China and ceramics – first revealed by Inside Croydon – might yet end up costing the council millions. That is the implicit threat, of … Continue reading

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