Tag Archives: Fairfield Halls

Council confirms Fairfield Halls will not open before Nov 2018

Jo Negrini, the council’s chief executive, may like to pretend to her property speculator mates that refurbishment work on the Fairfield Halls is “on track”, but even her own officials are now admitting that Croydon’s major performing arts centre will … Continue reading

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Coast to Capital’s £14.2m grant boosts Fairfield Halls scheme

What larks yesterday between the political duopoly in Croydon in a tug-of-love over the Fairfield Halls, after a development quango announced that it had allocated £14.2million toward the cost of rejuvenating the Fairfield Halls and College Green area. The local … Continue reading

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Waddon gets a panto more polished than Aladdin’s lamp

It is the stuff of West End legend that BELLA BARTOCK once delivered the finest performance of Widow Twankey ever seen outside the London Palladium. Until it was discovered that she was not a proper Dame. But this week, even … Continue reading

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Work to refurbish Fairfield Halls already behind schedule

Just five months into the £30 million refurbishment of the Fairfield Halls, and Croydon Council is already admitting that it will take longer than the promised two-year closure to complete the works. With the main refurbishment contractor not due to … Continue reading

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Newman breaks manifesto promise over Boxpark festival

Tony Newman’s Labour council has broken one of its 2014 manifesto commitments, after diverting £160,000 of public money from its intended free annual music festival to pay towards private business Boozepark’s opening shindig next month. The council-run Ambition Festival was … Continue reading

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Youngsters offered their chance to win place in Aladdin

Waddon Leisure Centre on the Purley Way gets to stage Croydon’s version of Britain’s Got Talent this Sunday, with open auditions for talented children who can sing, dance and act and who want to be cast in the chorus for … Continue reading

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Fairfield Halls CEO was paid in full prior to administration

The financial collapse of the charitable body which managed the Fairfield Halls did not prevent its chief executive, Simon Thomsett, receiving his salary payments in full right up to last Friday. Thomsett, who had worked at Fairfield Halls for six … Continue reading

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