Tag Archives: Bank of America

Newman: “Plan is too little, too late to help economy”

After five years saying that they would not intervene in the local economy, the Conservatives who run Croydon Council are about to launch an economic plan. For TONY NEWMAN, the leader of the Labour opposition group, this is an admission … Continue reading

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Posted in Allders, Business, Centrale, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Council, Jon Rouse, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

What a waste! Landfill tax forces firm to shut, with 70 jobs lost

Another 70 local workers were told today that they are to lose their jobs, as Country Waste Management, the recycling company based on Beddington Lane, opted to lay off its entire staff because of the 2,500 per cent increase in … Continue reading

Posted in Broad Green, Business, Environment, London-wide issues, Sutton Council, Waddon, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Every little helps? Tesco Workfare deal prompts protest

A protest against the exploitation of the workless, the young people and recent graduates is to take place outside the Whitgift Centre in central Croydon on Saturday lunchtime. The protest is called “Boycott Workfare”, and follows the storm over Tesco … Continue reading

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Regeneration posts that fail to offer a long-term future

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Loyal reader CRO CRUSADER was unimpressed by our council squandering £350,000 in over-generous pay-offs to departing senior staff. But it also highlights a lack of continuity at the Town Hall in this vital area Given the austerity that … Continue reading

Posted in Allders, Croydon Council, Housing, Jason Perry, Jon Rouse, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Simon Hoar, South Croydon, Stephen McDonald, Steve O'Connell, Tim Pollard, Transport, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Another 1,000 jobs go as Bank of America quits Croydon

Croydon was dealt another massive blow today as Bank of America Merrill Lynch announced it is to close its data centre on Dingwall Road, moving its operation to offices at Canary Wharf, The City, and to Bromley early in 2013. … Continue reading

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Council’s planning chief leaves after less than 6 months in job

Stephen McDonald, appointed to much fanfare as Croydon’s executive director of planning and environment only last August, has quit his estimated £140,000 per year post as “a result of mutual recognition that there was a difference in expectations” over the … Continue reading

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