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The potential benefits of our controversial green spaces

Posted on December 12th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 3 comments

The second in a series of posts about the importance of Croydon’s parks and open spaces

Both political parties are currently preparing their election manifestos. It would be good to see them both include the following promises:

Firstly, that they both commit to not sell any open space and parks to developers, including the council’s own Brick by Brick development company.

Secondly, that in future … Read More »

To whom is Brick by Brick accountable?

Posted on October 27th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. No Comments

Robert Ward asks: just what are Brick by Brick’s priorities?

Maybe I don’t get out enough, but Croydon Question Time at October’s meeting of Croydon Council was a highlight of my week. Passion, humour, confusion, the occasional flash of enlightenment, spiced with a dash of knockabout politics. It made for an entertaining half hour.

The mayor, councillor Trakas-Lawlor, got my man-of-the-match award for his good-humoured chairing … Read More »

Croydon Council goes into property development

Posted on September 1st, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. No Comments

Robert Ward takes a look at Croydon Council’s property development company, Brick by Brick

In response to the need for more housing, Croydon Council has set up a wholly owned development company, Brick by Brick Croydon Limited. The council describes this in self-congratulatory tones as a move that several other forward thinking local authorities have made in order to seek a greater commercial role in development and … Read More »