Monthly Archives: January 2022

Croydon Up-date 29 January

Croydon has entered a new phase of its crisis because of the damning report on Fairfield Halls by the auditors Grant Thornton. The report, the  officers’ paper on it and an action plan are being considered at a full special … Continue reading

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Croydon Slammed Over Fairfield Halls Refurbishment

A damning report by  Croydon Council’s auditors Grant Thornton on the refurbishment of Fairfield Halls raises serious questions about the legality of giving the contract to Brick by Brick, the performance of former senior officers, the failure of the Cabinet … Continue reading

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Croydon Labour LCF Looks Increasingly Foolish Over Andrew Pelling

The Croydon Labour Party Local Campaign Forum looks  increasingly  foolish over its decision to hold a hearing to decide whether Andrew Pelling can stand for Waddon Ward the Council in May. A date for a hearing has not yet been … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 26 January

Council Meetings Thursday 27 January. 6pm. Planning Committee 100 Reddown Road, Coulsdon (demolition and 9 flats block; Citylink House, 4 Addiscombe Road, (demolition & redevelopment  part 14/28 storeys for 498 co-living units); & Bradmore Way, Coulsdon (demolition & block of … Continue reading

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History Update 23 January

Legacies Of British Slave Ownership Centre Under Threat Reduced funding has depleted the capacity of the Centre for the Study of British Slave Ownership. Its work has revolutionised our understanding of British slave ownership and its legacies. Yet despite the … Continue reading

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59-63 Higher Drive, Purley & Croydon Planners Conflicts Of Interest

The issue of Croydon Council planning staff conflicts of interest was raised at the Planners online meeting with Residents Associations on Wednesday evening. Regeneration Director Heather Cheesbrough introduced her staff  taking part including Jan Slominski, newly appointed as Head of … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 22 January

Congratulations To South West London Law Centres for its Money Advice Team being  awarded Debt Team of the Year in Debt Free London’s inaugural money advice awards and its Immigration & Asylum team receives a further Legal Aid Excellence rating. Please consider … Continue reading

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Glasgow’s Black History Links Talk 21 January

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Is Andrew Pelling Preparing To Stand As Mayor?

Fresh from his support of the march against knife crime through Croydon last Friday, and the weekend demonstration in London against the Policing & Crime Bill, Andrew Pelling, the Labour Councillor who supported Jeremy Corbyn as leader, is still waiting … Continue reading

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Croydon Update 17 January

Tuesday 18 January. 6.30pm. Scrutiny Children & Young People Sub-Committee – Online Early Help, Children Social Care & Education Performance Dashboards;  Children, Young People & Education Budget Scrutiny Challenge; Education Estates Strategy; Croydon Safeguarding Children Board – Annual Report 2020-21 … Continue reading

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