Tag Archives: Croydon

Something smells about council’s Surrey Street party flop

M.T. WALLETTE, our shopping correspondent, bolstered the numbers attending Councillor Mark Watson’s cosy little soiree on Surrey Street on Saturday, when even the offer of free drinks couldn’t pull in the crowds It was a fitting metaphor for the whole … Continue reading

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Appeal for witnesses to Upper Norwood’s midnight tipper

Keeping Croydon’s streets clean and free of fly-tips continues to be a constant battle, as demonstrated by one illegal dumper last week when they left a lorry-load of their old crap that blocked a road in Upper Norwood. The council … Continue reading

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Council writes to residents to state its blocks are safe

A senior Croydon Council official has written to all residents in the borough’s residential blocks to reassure them and confirm that the hazardous cladding which is suspected of contributing to so much death and destruction in the Grenfell Tower blaze … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick’s profitable Blairite response to Right to Buy

The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire has, rightly, focused attention on safety around the nation’s low-cost housing. But underlining the lack of attention given to the conditions of such homes and the ongoing under-investment in council housing has been … Continue reading

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Experts express doubts over £1.1m spent on Surrey Street

The council’s own set of architecture and design experts have suggested that much of the Town Hall’s £1.1million spend on the gentrification of Surrey Street Market may have not been the best use of public money, Inside Croydon has learned. … Continue reading

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Swann song for NHS chief who has departed unannounced

Paula Swann has been replaced as the chief executive of the Croydon NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, the CCG. No official announcement has been made from the CCG’s offices in Fisher’s Folly, the council headquarters, although a member of staff this … Continue reading

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Visit the Whitgift Centre and take a journey to Sierra Leone

An award-winning exhibition is now welcoming visitors in the Whitgift Centre. “Journey of Hope” is being staged until July 23 by World Vision, the international children’s charity, offering a free interactive experience to learn about some of the most vulnerable children … Continue reading

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