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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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May’s Chief of Staff was the author of his own election obituary

WALTER CRONXITE has drilled down into the election numbers (well, Electoral Calculus has), and come up with some worrying figures for Croydon Tories It wasn’t only Gavin Barwell who got his P45 from his Westminster job last week. And while … Continue reading

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Croydon to get a quirky take on Jack and the Beanstalk panto

Croydon’s 2017 pantomime is to be Jack and the Beanstalk. As in 2016, following the closure of the Fairfield Halls for refurbishment, this year’s panto will be staged by Q Productions at the Waddon Leisure Centre, in a 400-seater auditorium … Continue reading

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Flyover pedestrian underpass where rape took place is a ‘good link’ to new primary school, according to council planners

The underpass near the Croydon Flyover where a brutal rape took place in broad daylight last month has been suggested as a safe route to a new school for mothers and young children at a Croydon Council planning committee meeting … Continue reading

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