Category Archives: Ikea

Business bonus: retail giant Ikea gets £1.5m rateable value cut

CROYDON IN CRISIS: As the borough’s residents brace themselves for Mayor Perry’s 15% Council Tax hike, one of the biggest businesses on the Purley Way looks to be about to see their bills slashed. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Croydon’s residents … Continue reading

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Ikea’s £2,000 prize for schools with best zero carbon projects

Ikea has launched a national competition giving Croydon school children the chance to win £2,000 towards projects which will help reduce their school’s carbon footprint. The retailer is working in partnership with the Let’s Go Zero campaign, coordinated by climate … Continue reading

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Pay rise for Ikea shop workers to match Real Living Wage

Nearly 2,000 Ikea staff in London are set to receive a pay increase in January as part of the retailer’s £12million investment to support its people through the cost-of-living crisis. Workers at the Greenwich, Hammersmith, Tottenham, Wembley and Croydon stores … Continue reading

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‘Hostile’ crowd threw missiles at police in cruise clampdown

A “hostile crowd of hundreds” hurled missiles at the police last night while they were conducting their operation against “anti-social driving” in Broad Green. As Inside Croydon revealed, 21 vehicles were impounded during the operation, which called on more than … Continue reading

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Fines, arrests and car seizures as police lockdown on ‘cruise’

For a second successive week, the Metropolitan Police were out in force last night at Valley Park, off the Purley Way, in a crackdown on the high-speed motor “Croydon cruise”. The police said that they stopped hundreds of people and … Continue reading

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Police break up illegal high-speed ‘cruise’ in retail park

The Metropolitan Police were out in force last night at Croydon’s Valley Park to take action in dealing with what has become a weekly “cruise” meeting. The gathering of often high-powered cars and motorbikes, attracting crowds of spectators, has been … Continue reading

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NHS offering drive-in flu jab clinics at Ikea and Selhurst Park

The NHS is opening drive-through flu vaccination clinics at Ikea off the Purley Way and Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park stadium, offering more people than ever a free vaccine. “This year it is particularly important for those most at risk to … Continue reading

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Ikea ready to say a socially-distanced ‘Hej’ to its customers

Croydon’s Ikea is one of 19 of the Swedish chain’s stores around the country which will be partially reopening after lockdown on June 1. Ikea is only reopening in England. Its stores in Scotland and Wales will remain closed, as … Continue reading

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MP backs Bishop’s call for covid testing closer to Croydon

Jonathan Clark, the Bishop of Croydon, has added his voice to calls for more, and more easily accessible, coronavirus testing centres for people living and working in Croydon. The Bishop has called for a testing centre to be set up … Continue reading

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Ikea re-opens food store to help hospital workers and elderly

Croydon’s Ikea, on Valley Retail Park, is opening its food market from today to help feed vulnerable customers and key workers. The Swedish Food Market – typically selling Swedish favourites and found after the tills in every Ikea – is … Continue reading

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Scott unveils secret plan to build 12,000 flats beside Purley Way

EXCLUSIVE: Under pressure over rising housing targets, has Paul Scott found his get-out-of-jail-free card alongside the A23? KEN LEE reports Having spent the past five years excusing the overdevelopment of neighbourhoods throughout the borough by claiming that there are no … Continue reading

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World Cup offer makes IKEA fish and chips the catch of the day

It could get a little awkward at Swedish retailer IKEA at around 3pm tomorrow afternoon, so ahead of England’s World Cup big match with Sweden, the store in Valley Park, off the Purley Way, is running a two-for-one offer where, … Continue reading

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TfL admits need to consult over New Addington tram changes

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on how the regional transport authority has been caught out by reports on this website, and has been forced to consult over its tram proposals Transport for London has been forced to postpone its proposed changes … Continue reading

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Slogans and Post-it notes, but no evidence of many new jobs

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a flagship employment scheme from Tony Newman’s Labour council which local trades unionists have criticised for failing to recognise … trades unions All is not well in the local Labour movement, after a senior Croydon trades … Continue reading

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Council says it can’t afford leaflets to publicise Cruise ban

The dangerous Croydon Cruise staged along Imperial Way is now subject to a High Court injunction, with those breaking the legal ruling facing unlimited fines, two years in prison, or both. But yesterday’s application nearly failed thanks to the lawyers … Continue reading

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Valley Park shoppers ‘trapped’ without help on Bank Holiday

A two-car collision on the Purley Way left hundreds of Bank Holiday shoppers at Valley Park frustrated and angry, as they were stuck in the shopping and leisure centre’s car park for hours. It is the second time this year … Continue reading

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£1.5bn Hammersfield scheme hits a planning road block

CROYDON COMMENTARY: So, the centre of town has a traffic congestion problem. Who knew? Could last week’s announcement of the delay in Hammersfield delivering the  planning application for its proposed £1.5 billion shopping mall be the start of more planning … Continue reading

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In to the Valley: Croydon’s wrong turn on road to future

CROYDON COMMENTARY: So a massive retail-based regeneration scheme in the centre of town will go ahead. DAVID CALLAM says it may yet prove to be yesterday’s solution for tomorrow’s problems Behold Boris Johnson, Croydon’s saviour, appearing in person at the … Continue reading

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The end of Allders: a timeline to oblivion

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The decline of Allders is partly a story of Croydon itself. ANDREW PELLING looks at the council’s role in the final days and asks if more could have been done by the Town Hall to save the near-1,000 … Continue reading

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Croydon isn’t working: long-term unemployment up 110%

After a dreadful week of more appalling jobs losses for Croydon, with Allders going into administration followed by Bank of America’s announcement that it is to vacate its building on Cherry Orchard Road – a total of nearly 2,000 jobs … Continue reading

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Ikea chucks out the chintz and now they chuck out Gypsies

Ikea in Valley Park has been using security guards to vet the ethnicity of people arriving at the store’s car park and trying to ban anyone who appears to be a “Gypsy” from entering. The store’s management claims it is … Continue reading

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