Tag Archives: Croydon Council

Westfield’s 20% affordable housing ‘unacceptable’ to GLA

BARRATT HOLMES on a serious problem with the £1.4billion development in the town centre which was given planning permission – for a second time – by the council this week London Mayor Sadiq Khan is likely to demand almost twice … Continue reading

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Cash-strapped Carillion can’t pay their library paper bills

Carillion, the building company which somehow landed the contract to run Croydon’s public libraries, is so strapped for cash that they have unpaid bills from their suppliers for use of photo-copiers and paper. The value of the company’s shares plunged … Continue reading

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Ombudsman rules council neglected Down’s Syndrome woman

A Government Ombudsman ruling will see Croydon Council pay nearly £5,000 to a family after it was found to have failed in his duties to a young disabled woman. This is the second finding of this kind against the council … Continue reading

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Parents of autistic boy left angry as Peacock tries to shift blame

KEN LEE, our Town Hall correspondent, on the latest series of serious blunders by the council’s under-fire executive director Barbara Peacock, the under-pressure executive director of the council’s “People” division, yesterday responded to a resident’s complaint about her department’s failure … Continue reading

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Dispossession: film club stages debate over housing crisis

For some people, a housing crisis means not getting planning permission for a loft conversion. For others it means, quite simply, losing their home. Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle is a feature documentary which is being shown by Stanley’s … Continue reading

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Muslims excluded from Croydon’s Remembrance service

There is mounting anger from some senior figures at the Town Hall over the way in which Muslim community leaders were excluded from any formal role in Sunday’s Remembrance Service at Croydon Minster. The absence was despite recent assurances given … Continue reading

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Feeble council unquestioningly gives green light to Westfield

BARRATT HOLMES says ‘I told you so’ The decision of the council’s planning committee to give the go-ahead to the £1.4billion Hammersfield supermall last night was such a foregone conclusion that the Town Hall press team – never known for … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Council, Heather Cheesbrough, Jo Negrini, John Burton, Paul Scott, Planning, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments