Category Archives: Business

Surrey Street shops losing £800 a day during council works

The word on the street – Surrey Street – is that shopkeepers are suffering huge losses of trade while the council conducts its bout of largely cosmetic road works in Croydon’s ancient market. WALTER CRONXITE reports “Good progress is being … Continue reading

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£1.4bn Westfield: Wait goes on as planning meeting scrapped

BARRATT HOLMES reports on the latest delay in long-promised town centre redevelopment More frustrations have been raised about when, if ever, work will begin on the £1.4billion Westfield supermall in Croydon after the council cancelled a planning committee meeting scheduled … Continue reading

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Corbyn tells Croydon: We’re coming for you, Barwell

STEVEN DOWNES reports as the General Election campaign starts on a high street in south London It was just a couple of hours after the House of Commons vote which enabled the Tories to ignore their own Fixed Term Parliament … Continue reading

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Snap up this chance to picture Purley in all its glory

Purley’s Business Improvement District team is holding a Take Notice of Purley photography competition, with categories for all ages, open to “everyone who is passionate about Purley and would like to share the best of the town we live in … Continue reading

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Westfield set to snub CEO Negrini’s costly Place Review Panel

In an embarrassing snub for the council’s chief executive, the developers proposing the £1.4billion Westfield and Hammerson regeneration of Croydon town centre have no immediate intention to submit their plans for review by the borough’s much-touted Place Review Panel. The … Continue reading

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Croydon ‘Works’ – at a cost of £1,230 for every job placement

WALTER CRONXITE reports that a council job brokerage scheme has spent just £1,000 in the past year on training for unemployed local residents, but paid more than £100,000 on staff to manage the project Croydon Council last month issued a … Continue reading

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Reports suggest Westfield wants 1,200 flats in town centre

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the glacially slow progress being made over the Hammersfield project, which is beginning to appear ‘like a residential development with a shopping centre tacked on’ Revised plans for the £1.4billion redevelopment of a large … Continue reading

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