Category Archives: Boxpark

Owner ‘rises to the challenge’ as businesses quit Boxpark

“Stop sort of complaining about your lot and get on with rising to the challenge, that’s my message to people,” businessman Roger Wade said recently. “You can’t have the council going out trying to protect local businesses.” Wade is the … Continue reading

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Town centre social cleansing is back on council’s agenda

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a Town Hall proposal which few people want, and which would provide ‘powers’ which already exist Another week, another lip-service “consultation” from the council. Only this one’s a bit special, possibly the work of a comedy … Continue reading

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Council to drop licensing restrictions to make way for Westfield

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest move by the council to make it easier for Westfield to rent out space in its supermall to boozers, bars and places flogging £10 burgers There’s an estimated 17,000 people moving … Continue reading

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Chicken shops have had their chips if Butler gets her way

Alison Butler, Croydon Council’s deputy leader, has declared war on fast food shops around the borough. In an email sent to her 38 Labour councillor colleagues, seen by Inside Croydon, Butler, the council cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning, … Continue reading

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Boozepark applies to extend bar opening times until 1am

KEN LEE, our Town Hall correspondent, has found some interesting documents on the council’s planning site Within nine months of opening, and Boxpark has been applying to Croydon Council to drop some of the conditions linked to its planning permission … Continue reading

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Milestone for Ruskin Square offices as the Taxman moves in

The Taxman has arrived. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs has this week begun moving into its new office building at 1 Ruskin Square, next to East Croydon Station, the first “regional hub” to become operational in “a major restructuring” (that … Continue reading

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#BoxparkBallsFund: Legal appeal hits its target in just 26 hours

There’s people on the pitch. They think it’s all over. It is now! OK, it may not be quite the same as winning the World Cup, but the generosity and encouragement offered by Inside Croydon’s readers over the past day … Continue reading

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