Category Archives: Purley BID

Jobs and livelihoods on a knife-edge says business chief

Purley BID’s CEO has spoken out about the impact that the latest covid-19 restrictions are having  on his members’ businesses The move into “High” covid-19 restrictions “has been devastating” for local businesses, according to the official who manages the Purley … Continue reading

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Stanhope’s pear tree mural helps recall Purley’s ancient history

Purley has joined some of Croydon’s other railway stations by getting its name painted as a mural by noted artist, Lionel Stanhope. The mural, featuring traditional Southern Railways green and using heritage type font, was organised by Purley Business Improvement … Continue reading

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Join the MonsterHeroes safari in Purley to raise funds for NHS

Youngsters and their adults are going on a safari adventure, following a story-trail around Purley to help spread joy, support the NHS and give families a safe reason to return to local shops. Launched this morning by the Purley Business … Continue reading

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Two-thirds of businesses yet to receive emergency grants

£40million in grants from a government-funded scheme to help businesses through the covid-19 emergency remain to be distributed by Croydon Council, as our business correspondent, MT WALLETTE, reports Croydon Council has managed to distribute just one-third of the £60million it … Continue reading

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Council promises to pay business virus grants in seven days

Stung into action following Inside Croydon’s report on its detail-lite, vacuous announcement intended to “help” the borough’s businesses, the council last night issued a new press statement about the business aid available in the coronavirus emergency. And this time they … Continue reading

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Town Hall’s empty promises to business misses out vital grants

There’s a lot more help available out there for businesses hit by the pandemic emergency than the council is letting on, reports KEN LEE Businesses seeking support from Croydon Council during the covid-19 pandemic will find the Town Hall shelves … Continue reading

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Purley Food and Drink Festival, Purley town centre, Jun 8

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Purley firm unveils £500,000 house for youngsters leaving care

Property company Andrews this week unveiled a £500,000 home purchased in Purley as part of an innovative social housing project, called Establish, to help youngsters from Croydon adjust to independent life after living in care. The Andrews estate agency business, … Continue reading

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Brokenshire faces court battle over ‘Purley Skyscraper’ ruling

A London-based property developer has launched a legal challenge against the decision announced by a Conservative Government minister to block plans to build 220 flats plus community facilities at Purley Cross. The scheme, which includes a 17-story tower block dubbed … Continue reading

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Purley BID summer drinks party, Jul 13

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Purley Food and Drink Festival, Purley High Street, Jun 3

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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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Bingo! Join Purley BID as it celebrates its first birthday, Feb 23

Purley BID is celebrating its first birthday next Thursday with a Networking Bingo event. “Have a drink some nibbles as well as meeting some new contact with our networking bingo,” they say. The event is at the Pear Tree, 908-912 … Continue reading

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Nasty Party goes to war over church’s Purley tower block

A nasty war of words has broken out in Purley over the local baptist church’s development of a 17-storey tower overlooking the ugly gyratory road system. So unpleasant is the behaviour that Purley has revealed itself as no longer the … Continue reading

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Purple Purley in the pink after doubling charity fund-raising

Local shops, businesses, organisations and schools managed to raise more than £5,000 for a cancer charity in less than seven days of Paint Purley Purple. Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, the Mayor of Croydon, visited the South East Cancer Help Centre yesterday to … Continue reading

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Live Well in Purley event, with Purley BID, Oct 29

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Purley BID summer barbecue, Jolly Farmers, Jul 20

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Tory MP threatened Tesco with shoppers’ strike over BID bid

Croydon South’s new Conservative MP has admitted that he threatened the local branch of the country’s biggest retailers with a shoppers’ strike if they did not support a business scheme he was backing. Tory Chris Philp told Tesco in Purley … Continue reading

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Purley business district scheme gets green light from council

Purley’s hopes of having a Business Improvement District – BID – and get a six-figure sum towards the upkeep of the town centre’s high street took an important step forward this week when Croydon Council agreed to back the proposal. … Continue reading

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