BRICK BY BRICK FIASCO Would-be home buyers with Croydon’s own building company can’t get mortgages – because it’s not registered with…..

Would-be home buyers with Croydon's own building company Brick by Brick can't get mortgages - because it's not registered as a shared ownership provider.  The Inside Croydon website - which has uncovered the fiasco - reports that: "Dozens of prospective buyers have had to be put-off or disappointed after it was discovered that banks and … Continue reading BRICK BY BRICK FIASCO Would-be home buyers with Croydon’s own building company can’t get mortgages – because it’s not registered with…..

BRICK BY BRICK FIASCO: COMPANY’S STATEMENT: And from Croydon council, a deafening silence….

BRICK BY BRICK STATEMENT: Brick By Brick was established to create well designed homes that are affordable for the people of Croydon. We develop high quality homes on small sites or underused public land, with the proceeds from sales returned to the council to be reinvested in the community. We currently have a pipeline of over … Continue reading BRICK BY BRICK FIASCO: COMPANY’S STATEMENT: And from Croydon council, a deafening silence….

….AS CROYDON WIN NATIONAL HOUSING AWARD (but it’s not the sort ANY council would want!)

Croydon council have won a national housing award  - but it's not the sort ANY council would ever want to win. It's been given to Croydon by Private Eye magazine as one of their Rotten Boroughs 2019 awards.* The citation reads: HOUSING CHAMPIONS Labour Croydon council sold 24 pieces of building land at “mates rates” … Continue reading ….AS CROYDON WIN NATIONAL HOUSING AWARD (but it’s not the sort ANY council would want!)

COUNCIL GIVE IN TO PUBLIC PROTESTS OVER PARK PLANS AFTER THOUSANDS SIGN PETITION (I’m sorry I’ll read that again)

Croydon council have given in to public protests over their plans to sell land in Grangewood park, South Norwood. A council spokesman said: “The council wanted to see the dilapidated former Grangewood park keeper’s cottage and garden restored and reused as a family home, which is why we asked for public feedback on draft proposals … Continue reading COUNCIL GIVE IN TO PUBLIC PROTESTS OVER PARK PLANS AFTER THOUSANDS SIGN PETITION (I’m sorry I’ll read that again)

CENTRAL HILL EXHIBITION CANCELLED

An exhibition on rebuilding the Roman Rise hostel on the Central Hill estate as part of the highly controversial Homes for Lambeth plans due to be held yesterday and today (Friday) has been cancelled.  Meanwhile, Gipsy Hill ward Cllr Pete Elliott (green) who lives on the estate, was searching certain websites today: Pete Elliott‏ @pete556 17 … Continue reading CENTRAL HILL EXHIBITION CANCELLED

AMONG THE QUESTIONS AT NEXT WEEK’S LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETING….Rodents on Central Hill estate, Cherry Tree nursery – and Halal meat

Questions at next week's full Lambeth council meeting include the following (If you want to know the answers now, they can be found by going to Lambeth.gov meetings calendar - Wednesday 22nd - and searching agenda item 8 'Questions from Councillors' - Ed.) 9. Cllr Pete Elliott (Green, Gipsy Hill) To: Cllr Paul Gadsby, Cabinet … Continue reading AMONG THE QUESTIONS AT NEXT WEEK’S LAMBETH COUNCIL MEETING….Rodents on Central Hill estate, Cherry Tree nursery – and Halal meat

TIM BRIGGS AMENDMENTS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL LABOUR PARTY MOTION

Cllr Tim Briggs - the only blue on Lambeth council - has put forward a wide range of amendments to a Labour motion on the borough's diverse communities for next Wednesday's full meeting of Lambeth council. His amendments have no chance of getting passed. Editor's Note:LABOUR'S SUBSTANTIVE MOTION INCLUDES COMMENTS ATTRIBUTED TO BORIS JOHNSON WHICH … Continue reading TIM BRIGGS AMENDMENTS TO LAMBETH COUNCIL LABOUR PARTY MOTION

WORK TO START ON FORMER GRAPE AND GRAIN PUB – WILL BE NAMED THE ROYAL

Work is set to start on turning the former Grape and Grain pub at the top of Anerley Hill into a Wetherspoon's in February or March. The pub will be renamed 'The Royal'. The pub which stood on the site until the Second World War when it was bombed was the Royal Crystal Palace hotel. … Continue reading WORK TO START ON FORMER GRAPE AND GRAIN PUB – WILL BE NAMED THE ROYAL

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! Brett and Bailey at the food market with Rhubarbra Streisand and the little shops in the yard open as well (collectables market re-open soon)

Saturday 18 January Great news.  The collectors' market next door to us - Haynes Lane Market - will be closed for repairs for a little while longer while the supporting scaffolding is fully erected to stabilise the building.  After that, it looks like the collectors' market will be reopening soon. (News From Crystal Palace understands … Continue reading THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN! Brett and Bailey at the food market with Rhubarbra Streisand and the little shops in the yard open as well (collectables market re-open soon)

BAT-TASTIC! MP WINS AWARD FOR…CHAMPIONING BATS

MP Helen Hayes has been awarded Best Parliamentary Champion for her work during 2019 as the common pipistrelle species champion The award comes from the Bat Conservation Trust who say that when Helen, Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, was offered the role of species champion for the common pipistrelle in February 2017, she … Continue reading BAT-TASTIC! MP WINS AWARD FOR…CHAMPIONING BATS