Category Archives: “Hammersfield”

Mayor’s ‘affordable’ rents in Westfield will be £1,157 per month

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on the likely rents for the ‘affordable’ flats in the towers to be built over the top of a shopping mall car park It is a rarely mentioned – by everyone except Sadiq Khan … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Watson ‘backing’ business, after halving his charity’s income

Above is the scene in Surrey Street Market in early afternoon yesterday, Wednesday January 3, 2018. It is about six months since the council, in a plan pushed through by the soon-to-be-ex councillor Mark Watson, spent £1.2million, on “upgrading” the … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boxpark, Business, Mark Watson, Pubs, Restaurants, Surrey Street, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Planning chair failed to make public declaration over Westfield

STEVEN DOWNES reports on a business connection between one of the Labour council’s leading figures and developers with a £1.4bn scheme in the town centre Paul Scott, the chair of the council’s planning committee, today admitted that the firm of … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Croydon Council, John Burton, Paul Scott, Planning, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Newman could face legal challenge over councillor sackings

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the latest twist to the sackings of two Labour councillors over the borough’s licensing policy Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon’s Labour-run council, may face a legal challenge to his decision to strip councillors Callton Young … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Boxpark, Business, Callton Young, Croydon Council, Jane Avis, Music, Pubs, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Newman sacks two councillors over bashment ban debate

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest power move by Labour’s council leader Tony Newman, the leader of the Labour-held council, with Soprano-esque savagery, has sacked two councillors in the festering dispute over the implementation of a new licensing policy to favour … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Andrew Pelling, Boxpark, Business, Callton Young, Croydon Council, Dance, Jane Avis, Music, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Westfield takeover is a ‘positive’. Newman’s positive about that

MT WALLETTE, our Francophone retailing correspondent, on council efforts to pass off a pig’s ear as a silk purse (there has to be some trading standards regulations about that…) The multi-billion-pound takeover of Westfield, the shopping centre developers who have … Continue reading

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

Westfield takeover raises uncertainties for Croydon mall

There’s renewed uncertainty over the future of the Croydon town centre redevelopment by Westfield, after the developers’ parent company announced in Sydney overnight that it is the subject of a £18.5billion takeover bid from French company Unibail-Rodamco. The deal, which … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, John Burton, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments