Category Archives: Boxpark

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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Council’s planning department groaning under workload strain

Croydon’s planning department, confronted with a massive workload in the borough’s relentless drive for redevelopment, is struggling under the strain with an exodus of experienced senior employees from an already understaffed office, and reports of some officials being reduced to … Continue reading

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Another bar closes with a Txt message for Croydon business

Are we witnessing the real impact of Boozepark on the rest of Croydon’s night time economy, with the announcement of the closure of another bar within a mile of the council-subsidised food and drink venue? Bar Txt, on South End, … Continue reading

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Surrey Street plan to use Exchange Square hits a roadblock

Croydon Council’s hopes to begin road works in Surrey Street next month could be thrown into disarray because legal deeds prevent them moving the market traders into Exchange Square, as WALTER CRONXITE reports Croydon Council is considering moving the fruit … Continue reading

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Boxpark switches job ad to get round Living Wage rules

Boxpark, the council-subsidised food and booze venue, has dropped its low-pay internship advertisement, after Inside Croydon highlighted how it was offering to pay a miserly £6.50 per hour, well below the London Living Wage. Now, Boozepark has re-jigged the ad, … Continue reading

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All Labour’s leaflets can’t paper over the lack of ‘quick wins’

In a quiet moment, WALTER CRONXITE has been crunching some numbers, and has found that if there was to be a snap General Election in 2017, little would alter as far as Croydon’s MPs are concerned There is a significant … Continue reading

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Scandal of council-funded Boxpark paying £6.50 per hour

Boxpark, the food and booze outlet set up next to East Croydon Station thanks to £3.5million of loans and grants from Croydon Council, is now recruiting for an events and digital marketing “intern” and offering less than two-thirds of the … Continue reading

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