Tag Archives: Croydon Council

Tory housing strategy that does nothing to build more homes

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the missed opportunity of the housing Green Paper, published yesterday The housing Green Paper, published yesterday, had been promised for some considerable time. They were even working on a government housing strategy document when … Continue reading

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Croydon Arena football pitch savaged as ‘danger’ to players

The borough’s longest established non-league football club is threatening to withhold its hire fees from Croydon Council over the poor state of the pitch at Croydon Arena. Officials from opposition clubs who have played Croydon FC in the opening week … Continue reading

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‘Godzilla weed’ could make Brick by Brick homes unsaleable

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, reports on how a notorious invasive plant Japanese knotweed could render flats in a Brick by Brick development unmortgageable Colm Lacey, the Croydon employee who styles himself as “CEO” of Brick by Brick, has confirmed … Continue reading

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Council’s Autism Board failed to hold meetings for nine months

Croydon Council’s Autism Board failed to hold any meetings during a nine-month period from October last year. That’s according to a written response from the cabinet member responsible, Jane Avis. For a council which is struggling to improve its reputation … Continue reading

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More trouble in store as House of Fraser is sold to Ashley

MT WALLETTE, our retailing correspondent, on the latest set-back for Croydon’s plans for a £1.4bn temple to shopping House of Fraser, the troubled department store, has this morning been snatched out of administration by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley for … Continue reading

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Man’s ‘life-threatening’ condition ignored by housing team

Another week, and yet another very critical judgement of Croydon Council passed down from the Local Government Ombudsman. An LGO report has been made public which criticises Croydon Council for failing to take into account a man’s life-threatening health conditions … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick gets V&A Museum to artwash housing schemes

Brick by Brick has won more vacuous awards in its three-year existence than it has built houses (current total: 0). Now, it is turning Croydon into a museum artefact, for tourists to gawp at, as BARRATT HOLMES reports Brick by … Continue reading

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