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Hundreds march through South Norwood to support Grenfell

More than 300 people, plus TV crews and newspaper reporters, turned out in South Norwood last night to show solidarity with Grenfell and reject racism. But who was the only one to talk to the reporter from The Sun? KEN … Continue reading

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Grenfell bonfire effigy prompts South Norwood silent march

Residents and community groups in South Norwood are coming together for a silent march next Wednesday, in solidarity with the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire and to demonstrate their rejection of the racist bigotry displayed earlier this week in … Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower and the impact on communities, CVA, Sep 20

Off The Record Youth Counselling service, in association with the Croydon BME Forum, is staging a panel discussion next week on the impact on the community response to last year’s Grenfell fire in north London, which claimed the lives of … Continue reading

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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

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Xmas4Grenfell: Fund-raiser at Ruskin House, Dec 9

Xmas4Grenfell this Saturday, December 9, at Ruskin House is all about the spirit of the season — raising awareness and expressing solidarity with the residents of Grenfell Tower who suffered unimaginable tragedy in the summer. Throughout the day, there will … Continue reading

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Tory government still refusing to pay for fitting sprinklers

Work has begun to install sprinklers in 1,250 council-managed flats in tower blocks in Croydon, but the Tory government continues to refuse to provide any financial assistance towards the £10million costs, despite the horrific tragedy at Grenfell Tower earlier this … Continue reading

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Tory ministers ignore councils’ pleas for help on fire safety

The Tory government is refusing calls to provide funding to help make residential tower blocks safer following the Grenfell Tower fire. Croydon Council has committed to spending £10million of public money on retro-fitting sprinklers in the borough’s residential blocks, a … Continue reading

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