Tag Archives: Whitgift Centre

£48m Tramlink changes will cause chaos in central Croydon

The changes proposed by Transport for London and Croydon Council to the trams in the town centre, mainly for the benefit of the £1 billion Hammersfield supermall, won’t just split the Tramlink into two separate networks. The engineering changes could … Continue reading

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Police called in as £18,000 vanishes from Visitor Centre

Scotland Yard’s finest have been called in to investigate a theft of nearly £20,000 from the Croydon Visitor Centre in the days immediately after its closure. The Croydon Visitor Centre, alongside East Croydon Station, was operated by Croydon BID – the … Continue reading

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Labour council spends £148,000 for one night of cycle racing

Austerity? Government grant cuts? Front-line council jobs under threat? On yer bike! Here in Croydon, under our flip-flopping Labour-lite council, we are spending nearly £150,000 of public cash for a couple of hours of sport next month. Croydon town centre … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2012 Olympics, Activities, Boris Johnson, Business, Connected Croydon, Croydon Council, Cycling, Cycling, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Mayor of London, Nathan Elvery, Skanska, Sport, Tony Newman, Tramlink, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon Till I Die: taking the suburbs to the nation

“I think it’s the most derogatory thing I can say about somebody or something: God, it’s so fucking Croydon!” David Bowie Authors Bob Stanley, Lucy Mangan, John Grindrod and Andy Miller are staging a series of events this summer celebrating … Continue reading

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He is the very model of a modern Comptroller-General

So Gavin Barwell’s personal political career seems to have hit a speed bump, as the man who was re-elected as Croydon Central MP thanks to a bunch of UKippers who bottled it, is to stay in the Tory whips’ office, … Continue reading

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Federation of Small Businesses election hustings, Fri Apr 17

The Federation of Small Businesses will be holding a Croydon Central hustings at the Croydon Park Hotel, 7 Altyre, Croydon, CR9 5AA (ample parking), from 6pm on Friday, April 17. Businesses are invited to question local parliamentary candidates, hear what … Continue reading

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Gaffe-prone Gav takes Boris to 1-star caff for slap-up meal

In all her 60-plus years as Queen, Her Maj has never allowed the cameras in to formal dinners to record her eating. Those who have witnessed it claim she has all the table manners of Henry VIII, troughing it in … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Addiscombe, Boris Johnson, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Mayor of London, Restaurants | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Thwarted ZhongRong’s Tory peer is now backing Barwell

Might the Chinese industrialists and their Tory backers who wanted to privatise  Crystal Palace Park on the cheap now be eyeing the main chance in Croydon instead? Inside Croydon poses the question after Lord Bates, the Tory peer who helped … Continue reading

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£1bn and at least three years’ disruption. And all for what?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There’s a procession through the centre of town, with the Emperor at its head. Everyone is cheering and clapping. And then a little boy, ANTHONY MILLER, points and says, “What’s the point of the Hammersfield development?” Several years … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, Centrale, Gavin Barwell MP, Planning, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Wandle Park gets £58,000; Waddon park bulldozed with £87m

There’s something bittersweet about the announcement this week that Croydon Council has been awarded £58,800 from City Hall towards the cost of improving pedestrian and cycling access to Wandle Park. Sweet, because it is a cause that Inside Croydon’s loyal … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Business, Connected Croydon, CPO, Croydon Council, Croydon North, Croydon South, Environment, Friends of Wandle Park, Kathy Bee, Mayor of London, Planning, Tony Newman, Waddon, Wandle Park, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

£50m deal clears away last objectors to Westfield supermall

Hammersfield – the “Croydon Partnership” formed between shopping mall developers Hammerson and Westfield – will pay out around £50 million to buy-out the irritatingly persistent minority owners of the freehold and managers of the Whitgift Centre, whose legal challenges and … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", 2015 General Election, Alison Butler, Business, CPO, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Chinese art demonstration, Whitgift Centre, Mar 28

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Developers’ PR company announces the #CroydonTakeover

The Croydon Flyover. The Croydon Facelift. Now we have the Croydon Takeover. Or #CroydonTakeover, as the council’s favouritest PR bunglers, Grey Label, managed to hashtag it when they were off on the jolly to the South of France for the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Planning, Stiles Harold Williams, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Gove joins Barwell’s ‘Don’t mention the Tories’ campaign

At least Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, is consistent in one respect. Barwell has just endured what he described as “a difficult week”, following his starring role on the front page of the Evening Boris for asking … Continue reading

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Boris Flyover to cost more than Mayor’s annual bike spend

Mayor of London Boris Johnson wants to spend more on building a four-/five-/six-lane flyover through a Waddon park than his entire annual spend on cycling in the city for 2014-2015. That’s the conclusion of Darren Johnson, the Green Party Assembly … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Darren Johnson, Environment, Health, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Parking, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

This is what £8,000 of public money buys at MIPIM (Part 3)

It’s been busy, busy, busy for the Croydon delegation at MIPIM, the property developers’ “junket” (© council leader Tony Newman) held in Cannes in the south of France this week. Croydon Council has spent £8,000 of Council Tax-payers’ money in … Continue reading

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This is what £8,000 of public money buys at MIPIM (Part 2)

Two affluent-looking suits, over their Cannes croissants and cafes au lait pose with the Med in the background for local quango Develop Croydon’s photographer, pretending to read Croydon News, the execrable propaganda freesheet. This touching scene from around the fringes … Continue reading

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This is what £8,000 of public money buys Croydon at MIPIM

When the Conservatives were in power in Croydon, the spending on sending a delegation to Cannes for the annual developers’ champagne “junket” (© Tony Newman) was at least announced at a council meeting in the Town Hall. This year, under … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Council Tax, CPO, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Planning, Tony Newman, URV, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Waddon councillors silenced over Boris flyover proposals

Croydon Labour is supporting a multi-million-pound road-building scheme which will destroy homes and part of a public park while benefiting developers who are Conservative Party donors. And the councillors for the ward most affected have been worryingly quiet. By STEVEN … Continue reading

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Negrini signs off on £8,000 MIPIM junket to south of France

WHO REALLY IS RUNNING CROYDON (Part 94): Croydon Council is spending nearly £8,000 to send three senior members of staff to the South of France next week on a sales trip – to flog flats and property on behalf of … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments