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Croydon just about ‘average’ for delivering ‘affordable’ homes

Croydon’s only just about average when it comes to delivering affordable housing. That’s according to figures from the Mayor of London, which shows Croydon outside the top 10 London boroughs for building housing that is “affordable” (which of itself is … Continue reading

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Planners ignored equalities law for South Norwood flats

The council’s under-fire planning department may have broken the law in its rush to push through a controversial Brick by Brick development on a social housing estate in South Norwood. Residents around Church Road, Auckland Rise and Sylvan Hill maintain … Continue reading

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Consultants’ parks plan to ‘manage them at less or no cost’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The borough’s parks will soon only receive funding if they manage to make money, through running private events and clubs. PERCY (not their real name*), someone with close links to the council’s parks department, offers this insider’s point … Continue reading

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LFB: ‘Devastating consequences’ of schools without sprinklers

The London Fire Brigade says that the failure to fit sprinklers in schools could have “potentially devastating consequences”. Inside Croydon has revealed that not a single one of 35 school builds in Croydon in the past five years have had … Continue reading

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Council kills off Percy the park keeper and abandons 120 parks

CHRIS PECKHAM, our environment correspondent, on the latest shocking admission of failure at Croydon Town Hall Croydon Council is about to shut-up the park keeper’s hut in more than 120 of the borough’s open spaces, as it seems primed to … Continue reading

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Motorists’ body in High Court challenge to 20mph zones

Our transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON gets up to speed with the latest Judicial Review brought against Croydon Council from a fringe group that is supported by UKIP’s Godfrey “Bongo Bongo Land” Bloom Croydon faces the threat of a second High … Continue reading

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LibDem football fan who’ll Never Walk Alone into Selhurst Park

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on a conflict of allegiances for a candidate in the South Norwood ward by-election The FibDems have been accused of trying to be all-things-to-all-men (and women) so often, it is now becoming self-fulfilling. Which … Continue reading

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