Tag Archives: Allders

£1bn property schemes, landowners and proper role of MPs

Coincidence of interests does not rule out the potential for the appearance of conflicts of interest. STEVEN DOWNES asks why Croydon Central’s MP has refused to resign his positions with landowners the Whitgift Foundation Rejoice! We are a grandmother! Well, … Continue reading

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Minerva threaten legal challenge over Hammersfield scheme

The £1 billion Hammersfield redevelopment of Croydon town centre could yet face a bloody legal battle, a report in the latest edition of Property Week confirms. The problem, as has been so often the case with town centre developments in … Continue reading

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Help break the chains of human trafficking: Sep 28

On Saturday September 28, members of Croydon Community Against Trafficking, or CCAT, will be completing a 10-kilometre (a little more than six miles) walk chained together to raise awareness about victims of human trafficking. The walk will start at noon … Continue reading

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Croydon’s “only a Championship location” says planning chief

As Gavin Barwell once said, Croydon has an image problem. Our photograph, taken in Cannes yesterday morning, of the White Label-managed stand at the MIPIM  commercial property trade exhibition, shows that our south London borough is proving less of a … Continue reading

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Chance to reboot your old computer for a good cause

A local charity group, wants to take any old, unwanted computers off your hands. Loyal reader Anita Davison writes to Inside Croydon: “If anyone was lucky enough to receive a new PC for Christmas and is still undecided with what … Continue reading

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Take your hats off to battling Croydon business Hatz

It is fair to say that 2012 was not the greatest year in the business careers of hatmakers Margaret Chatelier and Monique Rebeiro. As the family-run business Hatz, in common with several other concessions that used to operate out of … Continue reading

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Pick of posts of 2012: Allders, comics and sinking ships

Yesterday, we listed our 20 most-read posts of 2012. We also asked some of our readers and contributors for a more subjective selection and to choose their favourite articles from the past 12 months. Here’s some of their answers: If … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Allders, Andrew Pelling, Art, CODA, Comedy, Croydon Council, Housing, John Laing Integrated Services, Libraries, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Planning, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Inside Croydon 2012: what our loyal reader’s been reading

The following is the Inside Croydon 2012 Hit Parade, and needs to be read in the “voice” of Alan “Fluff” Freeman. For younger readers, think Smashy and Nicey… It’s the top 20 posts published on this site in the past … Continue reading

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Imagine: wishes for 2013 to see a better, safer Croydon

LEE WEBSTER outlines her new year’s wishes for Croydon – with safety and proper representation top of her list Sorry to burst the bubble of holiday joy, but it’s hard to look forward with too much hope to the coming … Continue reading

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Time to fight back against council’s arrogance and neglect

TONY NEWMAN, the leader of Croydon’s Labour group on the council, says local people demand change at the Town Hall Croydon has been shaken to its core by recent events, from the riots of August 2011, the unprecedented economic downturn … Continue reading

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Bah humbug! Tory councillor complains at ‘too early’ Christmas

One of Croydon’s Conservative councillors wants to stop the town’s retailers from starting their Christmas sales campaigns too early. Ashburton councillor Adam Kellett put forward his own forthright views in a question to the council leader Mike Fisher at the … Continue reading

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Newman: “Plan is too little, too late to help economy”

After five years saying that they would not intervene in the local economy, the Conservatives who run Croydon Council are about to launch an economic plan. For TONY NEWMAN, the leader of the Labour opposition group, this is an admission … Continue reading

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Collapsing retail sector hits Croydon hardest, says BBC

Croydon has suffered the worst rate of retail store closures in the whole of London, the BBC is reporting. BBC London accessed the figures from a nationwide survey on retail trends for the first six months of 2012. The worrying … Continue reading

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Don’t be a heel: take a long walk to help fight sex slavery

Men of Croydon: tomorrow is your chance to do something you’ve probably not dared to consider since before you first went to school, the last time you tried on your mother’s high heels. Croydon Community Against Trafficking – CCAT – … Continue reading

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End of an era: the final days of Allders

Here’s some pictures taken in the third-largest department store in Britain over the weekend. Poignant, and in one case, so very fitting. Click here to read The end of Allders: a timeline to oblivion

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The end of Allders: a timeline to oblivion

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The decline of Allders is partly a story of Croydon itself. ANDREW PELLING looks at the council’s role in the final days and asks if more could have been done by the Town Hall to save the near-1,000 … Continue reading

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Westfield swoops in early with planning application for Croydon

Anyone mention the phrase “unseemly haste”? Do images of vultures come to mind when it is reported that property developers Westfield, urged on by their mates, the multi-million-pound landowners the Whitgift Foundation, have just submitted their planning application for central … Continue reading

Posted in Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon Central, Environment, Fairfield, Housing, London-wide issues, Planning, Property, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

What a waste! Landfill tax forces firm to shut, with 70 jobs lost

Another 70 local workers were told today that they are to lose their jobs, as Country Waste Management, the recycling company based on Beddington Lane, opted to lay off its entire staff because of the 2,500 per cent increase in … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Black Friday: Allders a sad sign of wider decline

Friday, September 7, 2012 will go down as the latest dark day in the history of Croydon. The announcement of the closure of Allders may not seem as tragic or dramatic as the events of the 8/8 riots of a … Continue reading

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Allders announces it is to close for a final time on Sep 22

10.50am UPDATE Allders is to close in two weeks’ time, the management announced to staff in a meeting just before 10am today. Administrators were called-in in June for the 150-year-old department store that is so closely associated with central Croydon. … Continue reading

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