SHURGARD STORAGE FIRE: NO SPRINKLER SYSTEM – REGULATIONS NEED TO BE REVIEWED AND TIGHTENED AS MATTER OF URGENCY SAYS MP

The Shurgard storage facility in Croydon which was destroyed on New Year's Eve had no sprinkler system - because it was not required under  fire regulations, the company has told MP Steve Reed. In a House of Commons debate on fire safety and fire cladding, Mr Reed (Lab, Croydon North)  told MPs: "Shurgard has been … Continue reading SHURGARD STORAGE FIRE: NO SPRINKLER SYSTEM – REGULATIONS NEED TO BE REVIEWED AND TIGHTENED AS MATTER OF URGENCY SAYS MP

MP CALLS FOR URGENT GOVERNMENT ACTION OVER “ESSENTIAL” SPRINKLER INSTALLATIONS IN TOWER BLOCKS

Sarah Jones, MP for Croydon Central and shadow housing minister, has joined with Croydon council to urge Government action over “essential” sprinkler installations in the borough. On a visit to view a block in Addiscombe Sarah Jones revealed she will be launching a national campaign for the Government to deliver funding promised last year to … Continue reading MP CALLS FOR URGENT GOVERNMENT ACTION OVER “ESSENTIAL” SPRINKLER INSTALLATIONS IN TOWER BLOCKS

MORE THAN 200 YOUNG PEOPLE SET TO ATTEND KNIFE CRIME SUMMIT IN CROYDON

Over 200 young people are expected at Croydon Youth Summit on Saturday afternoon (July 21).   The free event, at the BRIT School, aims to bring 11-24-year-olds together to share their views on knife crime and other serious youth violence. It’s been organised by the Croydon BME Forum, Croydon Council, 20 young people and community … Continue reading MORE THAN 200 YOUNG PEOPLE SET TO ATTEND KNIFE CRIME SUMMIT IN CROYDON

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – ONE: "I HEARD STORIES WHICH BROKE MY HEART….." – MP

The following comments have all been made in major debates in the House of Commons and Westminster Hall involving the area's three MPs - and MPs in neighbouring constituencies over the past week. KNIFE CRIME: "I heard stories which broke my heart, including about policemen battling to save a life by putting their fingers in … Continue reading KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – ONE: "I HEARD STORIES WHICH BROKE MY HEART….." – MP

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – TWO: MP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP TEN YEAR KNIFE CRIME STRATEGY

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON - TWO: MP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP TEN YEAR KNIFE CRIME STRATEGY In the Commons debate Sarah Jones called on the Government to develop a coherent, 10-year knife crime strategy that co-ordinates work across departmental and party lines, puts preventive and acute resources on an equal footing, and recognises the … Continue reading KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – TWO: MP CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO DEVELOP TEN YEAR KNIFE CRIME STRATEGY

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – THREE: “AGE OF YOUNG PEOPLE  INVOLVED IN KNIFE CRIME IS GETTING LOWER AND LOWER” SAYS MP – “Police do not have the resources to go into schools to build up trust”

KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON - THREE: "AGE OF YOUNG PEOPLE  INVOLVED IN KNIFE CRIME IS GETTING LOWER AND LOWER" SAYS MP - "Police do not have the resources to go into schools to build up trust" The appalling extent of knife crime in London has been highlighted by Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones in a … Continue reading KNIFE CRIME IN CROYDON – THREE: “AGE OF YOUNG PEOPLE  INVOLVED IN KNIFE CRIME IS GETTING LOWER AND LOWER” SAYS MP – “Police do not have the resources to go into schools to build up trust”