Tag Archives: Whitgift Centre

High Court judge rejects legal challenge to landlord licensing

The legal challenge against Croydon Council’s landlord licensing scheme, a flagship manifesto policy which helped get Labour elected last year, has been rejected by a High Court judge, a decision greeted by one senior council figure as, “A great day … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Business, Croydon Council, Dudley Mead, Environment, Housing, Jo Negrini, Planning, Property, Stiles Harold Williams, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Landlord scheme court case may turn on Plant’s spot

Whatever the outcome of the court case over Croydon’s proposed landlord licensing scheme, which had an application for a Judicial Review heard by Mr Justice Silber at the High Court this week, the role played by Richard Plant could prove … Continue reading

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Social cleansing of town centre underway with council survey

As they begin the process of “cleansing” the town centre ahead of the arrival of that consumerist’s wet dream, Hammersfield, Croydon’s Labour-run council wants to clear the streets of  drug-dealers and prostitutes, charity fund-raisers, cyclists and skateboarders. PETER UNDERWOOD reports … Continue reading

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Boxpark’s food court plan poses threats to existing firms

Fans of Boxpark, the retailing centre to be built from discarded shipping containers next to East Croydon Station, yesterday evening gathered for a glitzy launch (by Croydon standards, anyway; beer and pizza, staged in a tent by a bogus beach). … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boxpark, Business, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

How to gridlock Croydon in 100 million easy moves

CROYDON COMMENTARY: London’s Tory Mayor Boris Johnson, with Labour-run Croydon Council and through Transport for London, has earmarked more than £100 million for road schemes and to re-configure the tram system in the town centre, all for the sake of … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Commuting, Connected Croydon, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Cycling, Duppas Hill Park, East Croydon, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Mayor of London, Parking, Planning, Property, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Ping! Croydon tables summer-long scheme to deliver a smash

A sports participation project has been launched in Croydon today, with a massive Ping! Launched this lunchtime with a session in the Whitgift Centre, there are now 15 table tennis tables sited around the borough (though only one in the … Continue reading

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Boxpark loan deal turns councillors into a bunch of bankers

£3 million. So now we know how much tax-payers’ money it takes to bring a decent-sized business to the town centre. The Croydon Guardian reports that Croydon Council has gone into the banking business, making a £3 million loan to … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Boxpark, Business, Centrale, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Jo Negrini, Jon Rouse, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, URV, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

TfL’s loopy proposals will cut some tram services by 13%

Another week. Another pointless, self-fulfilling “consultation”, this time from Transport for London as they steam-roller through their scheme to sever the tram network in Croydon town centre, all for the benefit of Hammersfield, and mainly at massive public expense. This … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Centrale, Commuting, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Jo Negrini, Kenley, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, New Addington, Planning, Steve O'Connell, Tramlink, Transport, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

An audience with Barry Fantoni, Whitgift Centre, June 27

Barry Fantoni, the world-famous cartoonist and writer whose work has been published widely over six decades, will be staging a special event hosted by Hale Man, the artist in residence at her ground-floor artist studio in the Whitgift Centre, on … Continue reading

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Kiely leaves council planning post with barely a mention

Last week, one Redhill-based publication devoted two complete pages to the retirement of one of its own staff. But we have been unable to find a single word in its pages about the departure from Croydon of the council’s planning … Continue reading

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High street’s failings are becoming something to bank on

And so while the local council bungs a few thousand quid (of our money) at a futile and probably fruitless one-day jamboree – though the bar takings for some members of the South Croydon Business Association might benefit – the … Continue reading

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Hale Man’s Phoenix to rise again at new town centre location

The Croydon Phoenix, rising from the flames, may soon have a new home. Hale Man, who for the last 18 months has been the Whitgift Centre’s artist-in-residence, is in advance discussions with senior figures at Croydon Council for the removal … Continue reading

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£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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 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

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, John Burton, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

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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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