Category Archives: Whitgift Centre

Business, police and council unite for knife crime events

The schools’ half-term break will see the start of a three-week programme to raise awareness of knife crime and the impact it has on the community. The council’s youth engagement team joins forces with Croydon Business Improvement District (BID), Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Whitgift Centre, Centrale, Policing, Knife crime, Croydon BID, Jeff Boothe | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Nothing for sprinklers, but Tories give £10m to Tory donors

The Tories have shaken the Magic Money Tree for a public subsidy to Westfield which might just secure a John Lewis store in the town centre. BARRATT HOLMES reports Croydon South’s Conservative MP, Chris Philp, is claiming credit for getting … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Chris Philp MP, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Croydon to publish viability reports – just not for Westfield

BARRATT HOLMES on a move towards openness and transparency over planning applications – though one that has come too late to provide insight into the biggest development scheme in the borough for a generation Did you hear that very loud … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Croydon Council, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Sadiq Khan, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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