Tag Archives: Hammerson

Shhh! Keep it quiet, Hammersfield have a policing plan

Who knew? The Croydon Partnership is staging a not-so-public public event tomorrow. You may not be aware of it. It is so hush-hush that the people behind the £1 billion redevelopment scheme haven’t even bothered to mention it on their … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Ashburton, Business, Centrale, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Policing, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

BANNED: What has the Grey Label conference got to hide?

By Steven Downes, Editor, Inside Croydon Grey Label, the PR agency of choice of Croydon Council, has banned Inside Croydon from attending the property speculators love-in that they are “organising” at the Fairfield Halls today. This will be the sixth … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boxpark, Business, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Stiles Harold Williams, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

TfL’s loopy scheme will strangle town centre to a stand-still

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Multi-million pound proposals for the trams in the town centre could see the Croydon road network being gridlocked, says bus passenger VALERIE HUNTER According to Transport for London, the improvements – new platforms and more frequent services – … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Business, Commuting, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, New Addington, One Lansdowne Road, Planning, Ruskin Square, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

£85m Boris Flyover scheme might yet be overtaken by events

Transport for London’s plans for more and wider roads around the Fiveways junction on the Purley Way may be delayed so long that the £85 million Boris Flyover to the Croydon Flyover might yet fail to be built, with any final … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2016 London elections, Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Environment, Joy Prince, Mayor of London, Planning, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TfL’s Dingwall tram loop wastes millions on ‘gold-plated’ pipes

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Transport for London has announced that it will steam ahead with its costly Dingwall Road tram loop, on the basis of a consultation which offered no real alternative and got just a couple of hundred positive responses. JOHN … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Business, Caroline Pidgeon, East Croydon, London Assembly, Mayor of London, New Addington, Planning, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Can two-bedroom flats really be solution for Fairfield Halls?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The scheme to redevelop Fairfield Halls and College Green could cost more than £70m, with Council Tax-payers taking much of the risk, says DAVID WICKENS Those that study regeneration and city centre proposals will have noticed that there … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon College, Croydon Council, Education, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, Planning, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Croydon has built only 12 council homes in 18 months

WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the council is getting on with its “ambition” to provide the many new homes needed by its growing population 12 That’s how many new housing units that have been completed by Croydon Council since Labour … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Anthony Brooks, Bernard Weatherill House, Boxpark, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Environment, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Read all about it: libraries and Labour, Coulsdon and Fairfield

October proved to be a bumper month for Croydon in the regional and national headlines. These are the stories most read by Inside Croydon’s loyal reader: 1, Benn’s attempt at Labour purge highlights support for WEP This story was followed up … Continue reading

Posted in Inside Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Councillors finally oppose Waddon flyover ‘monstrosity’

WALTER CRONXITE has trawled through the council’s audio recording of a Town Hall meeting which was never webcast, and discovered a breath of fresh air over Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s £85 million proposal to build a flyover to the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Health, Joy Prince, Kathy Bee, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Purley Way, Robert Canning, Transport, Waddon, Waste incinerator, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

£1bn Westfield scheme is running late with a 2020 vision

The £1 billion shopping supermall which multi-national developers and Croydon’s biggest land-owners have been promising to deliver on the site of the run-down Whitgift Centre now won’t be open for business for more than five years. The delay in development … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2018 council elections, Allders, Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, CVA, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Planning, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Fairfield Halls chief exec: ‘If closed, we may never re-open’

Simon Thomsett, the chief executive of the Fairfield Halls, has spoken openly against the council’s proposed two-year closure as part of a long overdue multi-million-pound overhaul for the 50-year-old arts complex, expressing the fear that lost income and grants could … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Jobs for the old boys as Barwell post goes to Hammersmith

Croydon Central’s Conservative MP Gavin Barwell has appointed a former “hobby bobby”, John Hammersmith, as his new parliamentary assistant at the House of Commons. Hammersmith attended Whitgift School. Until very recently, Barwell sat on the board of governors of the … Continue reading

Posted in Coulsdon, Coulsdon West, Crime, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Jason Cummings, Mario Creatura, Policing, Sara Bashford, Whitgift Foundation, Whitgift School | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Westfield PR spinner calls for Brexit to improve our curries

An influential Croydon businessman, who is one of the new intake of Tory MPs at Westminster, wants Britain to turn its back on our European neighbours, including Poland, Italy and Greece, in favour of encouraging more curry cooks into the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2016 London elections, Business, London Assembly, Paul Scully MP, Steve O'Connell, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

100 jobs will be lost with two-year Fairfield Halls closure

The battle for Croydon’s cultural future took a twist at the Town Hall last night, with local Tories arguing against job cuts and wanting to spend more public money on the borough’s flagship arts facility, as STEVEN DOWNES reports Croydon’s … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2018 council elections, Alison Butler, Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon College, Croydon Council, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Dudley Mead, Education, Environment, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Housing, Jo Negrini, London Mozart Players, Music, Nathan Elvery, Phil Thomas, Planning, Property, Riesco Collection, Stuart Collins, Theatre, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, URV, Warehouse Theatre, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Council’s chasm of unaccountability grows wider each day

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our borough’s elected representatives are being increasingly marginalised by a system that places huge power in the hands of a handful of unaccountable officials, writes STEVEN DOWNES Make the most of it at the Town Hall tonight. For … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Bernard Weatherill House, Business, Cane Hill, Chris Philp MP, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Housing, Jo Negrini, Jon Rouse, Julie Belvir, Maggie Mansell, Nathan Elvery, Norbury, Oasis Academy, Paul Scott, Planning, Pubs, Purley, South Norwood, Stuart Collins, Thornton Heath, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, URV, Whitgift Centre, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

£200,000. 60 pages. And lacking a single original thought

Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission has published its report. WALTER CRONXITE has read it, so that you don’t have to When it came to publishing the expensively compiled Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission’s report, Jonathan Clark, the Bishop and the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Bishop of Croydon, Business | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Parking problems see businesses quit Coulsdon town centre

Businesses are quitting Coulsdon, as trade has dropped off by as much as 50 per cent because of what residents and businesses  are describing as the “shambles” of the traffic and parking chaos created by on-going council works and developments … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Coulsdon West, Coulsdon West Residents' Association, Croydon Council, Croydon South, East Coulsdon Residents' Association, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Get your hard hat on: central Croydon is about to be closed

Central Croydon looks like it is going to be a ghost town for a couple of years, as its two flagship attractions, the Whitgift Centre and Fairfield Halls, are both closed for redevelopment at the same time. The temporary closure … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Art, Ashcroft Theatre, Business, Croydon Central, Croydon College, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Fairfield Halls, Jo Negrini, Planning, Timothy Godfrey, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Goldsmith selection pits Old Etonian against bus driver’s son

WALTER CRONXITE drills into the numbers to show that 70 per cent in a selection vote is not always an overwhelming mandate So the third Mayor of London will be either the son of a Tooting bus driver, or a … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2016 London elections, Boris Johnson, Cane Hill, Caroline Pidgeon, Clare Hilley, Coulsdon, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Sadiq Khan MP, Sian Berry, Transport, Whitgift Centre, Zac Goldsmith MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council has no proper benefit analysis on £148,000 cycle race

Transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, crunches some numbers and finds that Croydon Council forked out £148,000 for one night’s cycle racing in the town centre and has absolutely no idea whether they got value for money Here’s a combination of words … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Athletics, Boris Johnson, Boxpark, Business, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Guardian, Croydon Harriers, Cycling, Cycling, Environment, Jo Negrini, Martyn Rooney, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Sport, Tony Newman, Transport, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment