Tag Archives: Brick by Brick

‘Lack of trust’ sees arts venue selling just 26% of tickets

With the Fairfield Halls refurbishment costs now confirmed as £42.6m, and still rising, the venue is struggling to win back its audiences, as KEN LEE reports The costs of refurbishing the Fairfield Halls rose by another £1.6million in just five … Continue reading

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New Addington, Purley, George St: protests mount against BxB

The spin is in. Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how the council is responding to gathering disquiet by spending thousands on a London PR firm They were there again yesterday, despite the stormy February weather. They’ve been turning up … Continue reading

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Norbury residents start fighting fund for BxB legal challenge

Residents in Norbury have launched a fighting fund a possible challenge through the courts to a Brick by Brick housing scheme which, they maintain, will build on land over which there is a legally binding covenant which forbids development. Other … Continue reading

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Builders’ traffic blamed for child’s near-miss on Woodside road

A small child was hit by a car on their way to school in Woodside yesterday morning, after being forced to walk in the road because of building works and pavement parking. The incident occurred at the junction of Longhurst … Continue reading

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Councillors seek compensation for BxB housing scheme

BARRATT HOLMES on demands for apologies and compensation for Upper Norwood residents who have endured nearly three years of living on a building site for a scheme which Labour councillors have criticised for its ‘poor project management and delivery’ Another … Continue reading

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Council deputy Butler fails to declare company directorship

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the nexus of connections between a senior Town Hall figure, an ex-councillor’s charity and local Tories It almost looks like she’s getting the old gang together again. There today, in the official records of … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Charity, Mark Watson, Paul Scott, Paul Scully MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Kakistocracy: Butler forced into £6m bail-out of Brick by Brick

On Monday night in the Town Hall chamber, while keeping a straight face (perhaps she even believes her own bullshit?), Alison Butler actually tried to claim that Brick by Brick, the council-owned in-house house-builder “is delivering homes and is delivering … Continue reading

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