Tag Archives: Fairfield Hall

Council’s cultural vandalism leaves borough short-changed

102,440,000 That’s how much Croydon Council raised from the auction in Hong Kong this morning of 24 pieces of the borough’s priceless Riesco Collection of Chinese porcelain. Unfortunately for the likes of florid-faced Mike Fisher and his cronies Dudley Mead … Continue reading

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Seeing potential for SEGAS building and Riesco “windfall”

As Croydon Council scrambles to hand every spare building or piece of publicly owned land over to John Laing to fulfil the ravenous appetite of the developer’s CCURV scheme, however unsuitable the sites might be for high-profit, high-rise apartments,  Inside … Continue reading

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Riesco family opposes “unethical” china collection sale

The influential Museums Association and members of the Riesco family have added their voices to the condemnations of Croydon Council’s proposal to flog off some of the most valuable items from the publicly owned and priceless Riesco Collection of ancient … Continue reading

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Gone to pots: Protest against Riesco sell-off gathers pace

In just two days, 100 people, all angered by the council’s secret plans to flog off the Riesco Collection, have signed a petition to protest this latest piece of cultural vandalism in Croydon. Inside Croydon last week exposed the deceit … Continue reading

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Residents called to attend Council Question Time: June 3

Residents and community groups angered at some of Croydon Council’s latest outrageous decisions are planning to gather in numbers to put senior Conservative cabinet members under intense pressure at a “Council Question Time” event in Addiscombe on Monday night. Council … Continue reading

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Croydon’s secret plan to flog £13m-worth of Riesco Collection

Maybe someone at Croydon Council does have a sense of irony, however twisted. Because no sooner is a local antiques dealer installed as the borough’s Mayor, than it emerges that Croydon’s Conservative-run council is secretly trying to flog off two … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Art, Croydon Council, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Dudley Mead, Fairfield Halls, History, Margaret Mead, Riesco Collection, Theatre, URV, Warehouse Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

It will take more than a PR bandaid to fix Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: CHARLOTTE DAVIES, pictured left, the chair of the South Croydon Community Association, says that detailed checks on how Croydon Council is being run, by the Audit Commission and the Charity Commission, are long overdue Croydon is a complex … Continue reading

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