Category Archives: Purley Way

‘Disposable labour’: Amazon workers describe life at the depot

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Insecure terms, unpaid wages and cancelled shifts are among the problems facing some of the low-paid workers at Amazon’s Croydon depots, as CLARA MURRAY reports A nationwide investigation into working conditions at Amazon warehouses, including two in Croydon, … Continue reading

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Purrrrley Way store hands £2,000 over to Croydon cat charity

Cats Protection Croydon received a surprise donation of £2,000 over the weekend to help provide for pets in its care during the pandemic. The donation was made by Support Adoption For Pets – the UK’s largest grant-giving animal charity started … Continue reading

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‘Email us if you are unable to access our online consultation’

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the council’s latest blunder over a public consultation for the badly polluted Purley Way and false claims for ‘the highest environmental standards’ Croydon Council, which already has a diabolically bad reputation for the way … Continue reading

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Bellway reveals plan for 168 homes around lido diving board

A housing developer wants to build nearly 170 homes around a Grade II-listed Art Deco diving board. The site of the former Purley Way Lido has been disused since the end of 2018, after the garden centre that had been … Continue reading

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‘Safety-critical’ works close Beddington Lane for four months

By Ella Hopkins The weight of traffic of thousands of HGV lorries trucking in rubbish to be burned at the Beddington Lane incinerator has seen the vital route closed for “safety-critical” emergency works. The closure could last up to six … Continue reading

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Hotel’s £4.7m refurb celebrates Croydon Airport centenary

Croydon’s Hilton Hotel, off the Purley Way, has just placed the finishing touches on a £4.7million transformation project which includes the redesign and comprehensive refurbishment of 168 guest rooms, including bathrooms, fixtures and fittings, bar and lobby area. The Hilton … Continue reading

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There’s a new electric feel to Amazon’s Purley Way depot

The Amazon depot off the Purley Way is using a new fleet of electric delivery vans to bring you your presents and gifts this Christmas by the most environmentally sustainable method possible. Amazon are using Mercedes-Benz vehicles as part of … Continue reading

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Council backs down over plans to license 15,000-people rave

Croydon Council has dropped its application for a licence to stage a rave, potentially with as many as 15,000 people, on Purley Way playing fields. The council had submitted the licence application to the local licensing body – Croydon Council … 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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Amazon recruiting 150 staff at its hub off Purley Way

Amazon is creating 150 new jobs at its delivery hub in Croydon, in response to the increased demand for its services since the coronavirus lockdown began. The jobs at the Croydon depot, just off the Purley Way, are described by … Continue reading

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Anti-London Tories install Gilligan as they plot a takeover

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on the existential crisis facing not only the Mayor, but the whole London regional tier of government The news that the Tory government is to impose a 2.6 per cent fare hike on the capital’s … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Commuting, Cycling, Housing, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Purley Way, Sadiq Khan, Shaun Bailey, TfL, Tramlink, Transport, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Residents’ associations angrily reject Scott’s concrete plans

Croydon’s housing targets are out-of-step with the Mayor’s London Plan, and residents are on the warpath against the Town Hall’s planning chief, reports BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent When Paul Scott, the architect behind Croydon’s disastrous planning and housing policies, … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Community associations, Croydon Council, Geoff James, HADRA, Housing, Kenley, Mayor of London, Old Coulsdon, Old Coulsdon Residents' Association, Paul Scott, Planning, Purley, Purley Oaks and Riddlesdown, Purley Way, Sadiq Khan, Sanderstead | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Financially challenged Purley Way among John Lewis closures

The John Lewis At Home store on the Purley Way will never reopen its doors. Croydon shoppers who had made the most of the department store’s limited presence since it opened its out-of-town site had their fears confirmed this morning … Continue reading

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Brewers go online to welcome customers back next week

As the pubs reopen, so the new brewery Taproom off the Purley Way is preparing to welcome back punters keen to get out of the house for a pint. And the lengths that brewers Anspach and Hobday have had to … Continue reading

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Amazon backs virtual training scheme for small businesses

Enterprise Nation, the business support network, has launched a Small Business Accelerator in partnership with Amazon, offering a free support package for more than 200,000 small businesses and startups across the country. As part of the activities offered around the … Continue reading

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LibDem rebels block plan to build on Sheen Way playing fields

Our Sutton reporter, CARL SHILTON, on how the council leadership has suffered another damaging knockback A meeting held in Sutton last week proved that it really is possible for a committee to vote down a proposal for overdevelopment backed by … Continue reading

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Amazing lockdown efforts as school starts Parcels for Pupils

Schools and businesses continue to raise money and collect donations of food to support families around the borough whose circumstances have been affected by coronavirus and a loss of earnings. In Thornton Heath, the Paxton Academy primary school has identified … Continue reading

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Council fails to mention 12,000 flats in its Purley Way survey

It is, even by Croydon Council standards, an extraordinarily vacuous and transparently misleading public consultation announcement. The council says it is seeking “the public’s likes, dislikes, memories, opinions and ideas” on the Purley Way. In the honey-dripped soothing words of … 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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Selco to reopen – but customers must keep their distance

Selco the builders’ merchants is to reopen its Imperial Way branch on Monday – but customers won’t be allowed inside the store. As part of the company’s social distancing precautions, the builders warehouse will take orders and arrange appointment slots … Continue reading

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Estate agents’ report highlights the crisis in Croydon housing

BARRATT HOLMES, our overdevelopment correspondent, on  a report from housing experts which shows how the council has been ignoring its own planning policies, to the detriment of neighbourhoods around the borough As the borough’s residents’ associations go to battle with … Continue reading

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Negrini draws ridicule for her £81 On The Buses guided tour

Hold very tight please! Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, is ready to be taken for a ride around Croydon town centre, all in the name of a good cause Croydon’s beleaguered £220,000 per year chief executive has attracted yet more … Continue reading

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Purley Way brewery’s taproom offers a taste of things to come

Croydon’s newest brewery will be opening its on-site taproom next month. Craft brewers Anspach and Hobday have just started brewing in their new site in the Valley Point Industrial Estate, off the Purley Way, and from Saturday March 7, the … Continue reading

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The Purley spa where your chakra is not just for Christmas

BELLA BARTOCK dives in head first to endure some full-on pampering at one of Croydon’s better sports clubs Jingle bells might well be the sound usually associated with this time of year. But for those in Croydon looking for a … Continue reading

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Craft brewers in £500,000 expansion to Croydon’s Valley Park

Croydon is about to get a new brewery. Craft ale brewers Anspach and Hobday, currently based under a Bermondsey railway arch and with a bar in Camberwell, have a £500,000 expansion plan and they are looking to set up a … Continue reading

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