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Tue 25 Jan 2022 at 2:05pm

Brick by Brick calls in ex-Royal Navy officer to sort out the flak

Brick by Brick has announced the appointment of two directors to manage the wind-down of the loss-making council-owned house-builders. With the publication expected tomorrow of the long-anticipated Report In The Public Interest into the multi-million-pound disaster that was Brick by … Continue reading →

Tue 25 Jan 2022 at 12:26pm

When You’re Young: film makers get the bands back together

RICHARD PACITTI got a phone call recently that struck a chord… “Are you free to meet up with a bunch of old punks?” It was an old pal on the phone. “I have been talking with someone called Griff who … Continue reading →
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Tue 25 Jan 2022 at 12:26pm

Little Women help CODA make covid comeback at the Cryer

CODA, the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association, is back after the pandemic with a run of performances of Little Women at the Cryer Arts Centre in Carshalton next month. The production had been due to be staged last November, but … Continue reading →

Mon 24 Jan 2022 at 6:41pm

Boxpark’s £3m+ in council loans and grants under Newman

CROYDON IN CRISIS: While benefits to the borough’s most vulnerable are being cut, pools are being shut down and public services axed, the council has continued to hand out a juicy annual grant to a multi-million-pound business. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN … Continue reading →

Mon 24 Jan 2022 at 5:05pm

Council wants to turn Battle of Britain Memorial into lorry park

Sutton Council wants to turn part of the Purley Way into a lorry park for at least two years. The council’s construction logistics plan for a special school on Sheen Way Playing Fields will see dozens of HGVs parking up … Continue reading →

Mon 24 Jan 2022 at 12:17pm

Party chaos as candidate starts Mayor run as independent

Croydon Conservatives’ campaign plans have been thrown into some minor disarray, after one of their candidates selected to stand in May’s Town Hall elections as a potential ward councillor has now announced himself as an independent candidate for Croydon Mayor. … Continue reading →

Mon 24 Jan 2022 at 10:41am

Businesses encouraged to pitch for part of £2m Omicron fund

The council is distributing more than £2million in government grants as financial support to local businesses which face uncertainty due to covid-19. Unlike the borough’s hard-pressed food banks and voluntary groups, the council is at least giving owners of hospitality … Continue reading →

Sun 23 Jan 2022 at 12:17pm

The strange case of the church organist and his ‘ferocious’ dog

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: Controversy surrounded Croydon Parish Church’s professional musician 160 years ago when he got the wrong side of the law, writes DAVID MORGAN Usually, the organists of the Croydon Parish Church appeared in the local press in regard to … Continue reading →

Sun 23 Jan 2022 at 10:41am

Kerswell gets her fourth council finance chief in 12 months

Council correspondent KEN LEE reports on the latest bit of empire-building going on at Fisher’s Folly Croydon’s cash-strapped council, which over the past 18 months has been handing out P45s willy-nilly to hundreds of the low-paid front-line workers who grafted … Continue reading →

Sat 22 Jan 2022 at 12:17pm

Food banks given just six days to apply for £5,000 grants

Voluntary groups and non-profit organisations, including food banks, face a race against time to apply to the council for grants of up to £5,000. The human dynamos in the propaganda bunker at Croydon Council got round to releasing the details … Continue reading →