Tag Archives: Steve Reed OBE

Citiscape residents hit with £2m bill to remove Grenfell cladding

Residents in a town centre tower block could face financial ruin after a tribunal ruled today that they must meet the costs of replacing the Grenfell-style flammable cladding that encompasses their homes. The leaseholders in the 95-apartment Citiscape complex on … Continue reading

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Labour campaign rocked by complaints over abuses of power

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the mounting complaints over the mishandling of candidate selections ahead of Town Hall elections in May The mismanaged and still incomplete candidate selection process being conducted by Croydon Labour ahead of the local elections on … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Clive Fraser, Croydon North, Jane Avis, Patsy Cummings, South Norwood, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Whitehall orders Camden to take charge of children’s services

An independent commissioner has recommended that Croydon’s crisis-hit children’s services department needs outside help, after failures of leadership and management. WALTER CRONXITE reports Pressure continues to mount on Tony Newman, the council leader, after the Department for Education last night … Continue reading

Posted in Adult Social Care, Alisa Flemming, Barbara Peacock, Children's Services, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Jo Negrini, Sarah Jones MP, Steve Reed MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Lambeth is showing the way with destruction of five estates

This week, Labour’s ruling NEC stepped in to stop one London council from undertaking a property deal which could have seen hundreds of council tenants evicted from their homes. Yet meanwhile, a bus ride up the A23 from Croydon, at … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Croydon North, Housing, Jo Negrini, Lambeth Council, London-wide issues, Matthew Bennett, Outside Croydon, Planning, Property, Steve Reed MP, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Corbyn supporter launches appeal against party suspension

A black activist who has campaigned against racism throughout his life is seeking donations towards a legal fighting fund to help overturn the suspension of his membership of the Labour Party. Marc Wadsworth, who lives in Thornton Heath, in the … Continue reading

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Shh. Don’t tell anyone. Queen’s Hotel has some revised plans

Even by the oh-so-low standards of consultations which the Croydon public have learned to endure (how about the Selhurst Park expansion consultation last week that didn’t mention the five houses that would have to be bulldozed?), the latest effort from … Continue reading

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Tower block owners refuse to pay to remove fire-risk cladding

Residents in one of Croydon town centre’s newer blocks of “luxury apartments” are reported to be “terrified” of the risks of a fire, similar to that which happened at Grenfell Tower, as the owners have handed them a £2million bill … Continue reading

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