Tag Archives: Croydon College

Revealed: Council’s plan for town centre is 95th-best university

GENE BRODIE, education correspondent, on the increasingly desperate-looking moves to salvage anything from the town centre regeneration Croydon Council’s “cunning plan” to dig the town centre out of the hole created for it by the Whitgift Foundation and Westfield is … Continue reading

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Coulsdon teachers go on strike over £700m funding shortfall

Teaching union members working at Coulsdon Sixth Form College will be on strike on Wednesday, demanding more funding for their students and their college. Across the country, the  National Education Union will be taking strike action at another 33 sixth … Continue reading

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Labour warns that education cuts threaten knife crime work

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner and Croydon MP Sarah Jones have warned that funding cuts to colleges and schools in Croydon risk jeopardising the good work being done in the borough to tackle knife crime. The Labour MPs met staff … Continue reading

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Council goes toe-to-toe with College over ‘university’

Croydon College and the University of Sussex have been providing degree courses in the town centre for a decade. Now the council, with its own multi-billion development plans in tatters, has decided to come up with a scheme of its … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Quantum of Solace can’t clear up Fairfield debacle

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As exclusively revealed by Inside Croydon, Brick by Brick’s failure to secure the purchase of the Barclay Road Annex building from Croydon College put at risk a multi-million-pound property deal. At a Town Hall planning meeting tonight, the … Continue reading

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House-builder Brick by Brick asks for extra £78m council loan

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how the failure to seal a property deal with Croydon College and ‘Brexit uncertainties’ have caught out the geniuses running the council-owned house-builders Brick by Brick needs another £78million loan from Croydon Council to … Continue reading

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£400m+ scheme at risk after council’s failed property deal

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing reporter, on how bungling by ‘award-winning’ Brick by Brick has put in serious jeopardy half-a-billion-pounds’ worth of new homes, has damaged the Town Hall’s relationship with Croydon College, and leaves a gaping funding hole for Fairfield … Continue reading

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Exhibition opens to celebrate 150 years of School of Art

An exhibition has opened at the Museum of Croydon in the Clocktower to mark the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Croydon School of Art. The free exhibition is on display until April 14, and includes work from many of … Continue reading

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Reverse Jobs Fair matches applicants with employers

A council-backed event for local businesses to hire applicants with disabilities returns in October. The Reverse Jobs Fair, which is open to applicants with disabilities looking for everything from a permanent post to a temporary work placement, will be held … Continue reading

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Developers in multi-million-pound gamble over playing fields

Croydon College has sold off disused playing fields near the Purley Way to a private firm of housing developers, while the land does not have planning permission for housing. None of the parties to the secretive deal are willing to … Continue reading

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London Mayor ducks Night Czar questions to speak in Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest instance of non-accountability of our elected representatives, and how the borough’s new top cop will need to address the Bashment ban Amy Lamé will make one of her first, if not the first, public speech … Continue reading

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We need quality homes, not quantity, to avoid ghettoes

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Location. Location. Location. LEWIS WHITE is less concerned about the need to build flats in the redevelopment at College Green, provided they offer enough open spaces and are of the right quality, and not mega-sized tower blocks David … Continue reading

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Can two-bedroom flats really be solution for Fairfield Halls?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The scheme to redevelop Fairfield Halls and College Green could cost more than £70m, with Council Tax-payers taking much of the risk, says DAVID WICKENS Those that study regeneration and city centre proposals will have noticed that there … Continue reading

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Croydon College free school proposal gets fobbed off by DfE

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, reports on the surprising reasoning given by Whitehall to block expansion plans around College Green It’s official: according to the Department for Education, there is no school places crisis in Croydon. That was the reason … Continue reading

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Ofsted reports signal concerns over College’s free school plan

The school places shortage has already prompted a range of daft ideas in Croydon, from the notion of sticking a primary school in a listed building overlooking a six-lane urban motorway, to building on Metropolitan Open Land with barely a … Continue reading

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Ghost Town – The Hauntology of Croydon: Apr 5-May 2

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MP Reed speaks out against £500,000 cuts to Croydon College

Steve Reed, the MP for Croydon North, has described government plans to cut £500,000 of funding for 18-year-olds attending Croydon College as “completely misguided”. “These students are trying to improve their education and make themselves more employable and I cannot … Continue reading

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Let’s find some remedies for growing issue on our streets

CROYDON COMMENTARY: It’s getting cold outside, and it seems likely that there will be more rough sleepers in Croydon this winter than ever before. MICKEY FINN offers some suggestions to improve, perhaps even save, the lives of some homeless people, … Continue reading

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Reeves businessmen call on shops to back CitySafe campaign

ISMAEL MUSOKE reports on a scheme that is trying to make our streets safer for Croydon’s youngsters Audrey was attacked by a group of young people, Aaron was mugged in Thornton Heath not far from his home, Ryan has friends … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: “Here’s my end-of-term report”

The House of Commons is in recess for the summer, marking the end of a very busy few months as the new MP for Croydon North‘s for STEVE REED It is eight months since the Croydon North by-election, where local … Continue reading

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Fisher and council condemned for missing jobs fair

Croydon’s Conservative-run council has already been described as cynical, callous and calculating, and with some justification. Now, headed by Mike Fisher, the elusive leader of the Tory group on the council, they have added “condemned” and “incompetent” to their growing … Continue reading

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Jobs Fair offers help for long-term unemployed youth

There are nearly 1,000 young people out of work in the northern part of Croydon – almost half the total unemployed in the whole of the borough. Which is why Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North, is hosting … Continue reading

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Store at beating centre of making Croydon a Heart Town

Croydon is to become a “Heart Town”, with the borough’s new mayor, Yvette Hopley, choosing the British Heart Foundation as one of her official charities for the coming year and endorsing the campaign to reduce the amount of heart disease … Continue reading

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“Favoured” Halls, £4.5m debts and the commercial interests

Using the Fairfield Halls’ trustees’ own annual reports and accounts since 2010, together with official council documents, SEAN CREIGHTON examines what is going on at the town’s arts venue, ahead of £25m of public money being spent to refurbish it … Continue reading

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Former mayors Hecks and Millard have died

Two former Mayors of Croydon, Pat Hecks and Derek Millard, have died.

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