Tag Archives: New Addington

Tower residents have three-month wait for sprinkler action

Croydon Council last night announced that it is to fit sprinklers in all of its residential tower blocks which are 10 or more storeys tall, in a scheme expected to cost £10million. It makes Croydon the first local authority in … Continue reading

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Council spent £2m per block on fire safety measures in 2012

In the absence of any definitive statements from Croydon Council’s leadership to reassure residents regarding building materials and techniques used on the borough’s residential towers following this week’s horrifying fire at Grenfell Tower in Kensington, a senior official with direct … Continue reading

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BBC: Grenfell cladding company worked on Croydon towers

Residential tower blocks in Croydon have had cladding work carried out by the same company which undertook the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower in Kensington, the BBC is reporting tonight. At least 17 people are known to have lost their lives … Continue reading

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Barwell under pressure over failure to review fire safety

Gavin Barwell, a week after losing one job, is already under pressure in his new post, as more difficult questions are being asked why he did not fulfil a promise he made, when housing minister, to act over a fire … Continue reading

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Is an answer to the housing crisis near New Addington?

STEVEN DOWNES reviews the latest book from an author with his roots firmly in the Green Belt outside Croydon Patrick Abercrombie could be credited as the man who shaped modern Croydon. It was Abercrombie who, in that wave of optimism … Continue reading

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Free multi-sport courses on offer for youngsters over half-term

Youngsters aged 5 to 21 in Croydon and Sutton get their chance to enjoy some great action during May half-term, when another programme of multisport and football will be on offer through the popular L&Q One Goal holiday programme of … Continue reading

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Half-term sports sessions, Broad Green and New Addington

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