Save Our Fairfield Halls

Where next for Fairfield Halls’ supporters?

Posted on July 19th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The halls are now closed. Sean Creighton urges those who campaigned for a phased refurbishment to continue to hold Croydon’s decision-makers to account

Although its role as manager of Fairfield Halls ended on Friday 15th July with the council closure to start the two year programme of refurbishment, the charity Fairfield (Croydon) Ltd has a continuing life thanks to the £81,200 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund … Read More »

News in brief May 2016

Posted on May 11th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

April’s news in brief, summarised for your convenience by the Citizen team

Fairfield campaigners protest decision at council meeting

The ‘Save Our Fairfield Halls’ campaign acquired more than 8,500 signatures on its petition for the council to pursue a phased closure of the Fairfield Halls for refurbishment rather than a two year total closure, prior to presenting the petition at the full council meeting … Read More »

Where are the articles defending the Fairfield Halls’ closure?

Posted on April 18th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Why aren’t the Citizen’s contributors expressing support for the Fairfield plan? Politics editor Tom Black investigates, or at least speculates

The Citizen has published a number of articles about the council’s proposals to completely close the Fairfield Halls for two years while the venue undergoes refurbishment. Opponents claim that there is a real risk that it will never reopen. Others say that even if it does, its … Read More »

Fairfield belongs to the people, not the politicians

Posted on April 15th, by Andy Hylton in Politics & Society. 6 comments

Andy Hylton opposes the proposed two-year closure of the Fairfield Halls for refurbishment. Here he sets out his objections

When we started the Save Our Fairfield campaign in December 2015, our intention was to collect support from local citizens and keep the Fairfield Halls open and alive during the planned refurbishment. We were keen to make this campaign non- party political. In the same way that members … Read More »

Empty chairs and serious concerns at the Save Our Fairfield Halls meeting

Posted on April 13th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 5 comments

More than 150 people recently turned out to discuss the controversial refurbishment plans for the Fairfield Halls. Robert Ward attended, and wishes that Croydon Council had been there too

A packed Arnhem Gallery heard the latest from the Save Our Fairfield Halls campaign in its battle to change Croydon Council’s plan to close the Fairfield completely for two years for major refurbishment. The campaign does … Read More »