Tag Archives: Croydon Council

Croydon uses four agencies to help on trip to South of France

KEN LEE, our foreign travel on someone else’s budget correspondent, reports on the proliferation of consultants who are getting their expense accounts paid for out of Croydon Council Tax at MIPIM’s junket next week Senior officials from Croydon Council and … Continue reading

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Fairfield Halls scheme unravelling under untried Brick by Brick

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There’s numerous fundamental and obvious flaws in the thinking and execution of the council’s private housing company, Brick by Brick, according to MICHAEL HOPKINS You are whistling in the wind if you think Brick by Brick is going … Continue reading

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17 residents groups unite against Brick by Brick schemes

No content with taking on the Tories at the local elections on May 3, Croydon Labour leader Tony Newman is now confronted by the mass anger of 17 residents’ association and groups, from all parts of the borough. Residents’ associations … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Brick by Brick, Community associations, Croydon Council, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Jo Negrini, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Scrutiny chief wants your ideas to improve the tram network

The chair of the council’s scrutiny committee wants members of the public to come forward with ideas and suggestions about how to improve the tram network. The council streets and environment scrutiny committee will meet at the Town Hall on … Continue reading

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Nine months on, and Labour still selecting election candidates

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on how the ruling party in Croydon is struggling to find candidates for all the borough’s wards Today marks 60 days until the Town Hall elections on May 3. Yet Croydon Labour still hasn’t managed … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Alisa Flemming, Alison Butler, Caragh Skipper, Clive Fraser, Croydon Central, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley South, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

First residential tower block in borough gets sprinkler system

If the contractors who this week finished retro-fitting sprinklers on a residential block in Upper Norwood continue their work at a similar pace, it would be 2035 before all of Croydon’s towers have the fire safety system fitted. Fortunately, the … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell, Housing, London Fire Brigade, Property, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

#SaveTheGlam: Council grants ACV status to historic pub

A community campaign to try to re-open an East Croydon local pub has achieved its first target, with The Glamorgan on Cherry Orchard Road being declared an Asset of Community Value. The #SaveTheGlam campaign, led by Addiscombe ward’s Labour councillors, … Continue reading

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