Category Archives: Whitgift Foundation

Centrale’s Debenhams to remain closed after lockdown ends

Our demise-of-high-street-retailing correspondent, MT WALLETTE, says that there’s no coming back from the latest hammer blow to the £1.4bn town centre regeneration scheme Coronavirus claimed another victim last night: Debenhams in Croydon. In truth, the department store, which has been … Continue reading

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Councillor, Alderman and teacher George Mitchell has died

George Mitchell, a former Labour councillor, Alderman and deputy mayor of Croydon, a teacher, musician and magistrate, has died. He was 95. A resident of the Whitgift House care home, Mitchell’s passing is thought not to be connected to covid-19. … Continue reading

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Three months late, BID hires headhunters to recruit chair

Croydon BID, the organisation made up of some of the town centre’s biggest businesses, has gone into the covid-19 crisis while looking for someone to chair the organisation. As predicted by Inside Croydon, the departure from the Fairfield Halls of … Continue reading

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South Norwood neighbours have started own meals on wheels

In the middle of all the chaos and uncertainty, community efforts to support the frail, elderly and vulnerable continue. In some cases, the community groups’ efforts have, literally, redoubled. The South Norwood Community Kitchen was presented with a dilemma when … Continue reading

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Scaled-down town centre development could take 10 years

MT WALLETTE, our unbuilt shopping malls correspondent, reports on the deep hole that Croydon has got itself into over the aborted Westfield development Croydon Council has allowed itself to be mugged by a couple of multi-national developers, and has handed … Continue reading

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Council director promises to find new home for Carers Centre

One of the council’s most senior executives has given a firm undertaking that, together with the borough’s wealthiest charity, a new home will be found for the Croydon Carers Support Centre which is currently based on George Street. Permission was … Continue reading

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Charities’ support centre under threat from latest flats scheme

Around a dozen locally based charities and support groups face being evicted from their offices or having access to vital facilities withdrawn, as the owner wants to convert two floors of the Croydon Carers’ Support Centre on George Street into … Continue reading

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Free ceramic flower workshop for carers, George Street, May 29

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Private school’s sports staff enjoyed £30,000 party at The Ritz

EXCLUSIVE: Whitgift School has charitable status and the generous tax breaks that go with it, yet they spared no expense for a piss up at one of the flashiest venues in the West End. By GENE BRODIE, education correspondent Whitgift … Continue reading

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Crisis for Croydon as Westfield ‘reviews’ its £1.4bn scheme

KEN LEE reports on the seismic shock that has rocked the council Westfield today announced a decision to “review” the £1.4billion project to redevelop Croydon Town Centre, blaming Brexit and uncertainties over the retail sector. In so doing, they  immediately … Continue reading

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