Tag Archives: Boxpark

Croydon ‘Works’ – at a cost of £1,230 for every job placement

WALTER CRONXITE reports that a council job brokerage scheme has spent just £1,000 in the past year on training for unemployed local residents, but paid more than £100,000 on staff to manage the project Croydon Council last month issued a … Continue reading

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Another bar closes with a Txt message for Croydon business

Are we witnessing the real impact of Boozepark on the rest of Croydon’s night time economy, with the announcement of the closure of another bar within a mile of the council-subsidised food and drink venue? Bar Txt, on South End, … Continue reading

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Boxpark switches job ad to get round Living Wage rules

Boxpark, the council-subsidised food and booze venue, has dropped its low-pay internship advertisement, after Inside Croydon highlighted how it was offering to pay a miserly £6.50 per hour, well below the London Living Wage. Now, Boozepark has re-jigged the ad, … Continue reading

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Scandal of council-funded Boxpark paying £6.50 per hour

Boxpark, the food and booze outlet set up next to East Croydon Station thanks to £3.5million of loans and grants from Croydon Council, is now recruiting for an events and digital marketing “intern” and offering less than two-thirds of the … Continue reading

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Council gives one week’s notice of its latest Surrey St meeting

Sshhh! Don’t tell everyone, but Croydon Council is staging a meeting next week to explain how it is going to spend £1million of your money on one of the most historically important areas of the borough. The “informal” meeting, about … Continue reading

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Surrey Street and the £1m questions Watson refuses to answer

The clique of  Progress councillors that control Croydon’s Labour-run Town Hall have really taken to this “post-truth” thing, to the point of issuing press releases, through the council’s propaganda department, which are fundamentally untrue. The latest instance is over the … Continue reading

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Council refuses to say whether it will prosecute fly-posters

Good as its word, Croydon Council has acted to remove the posters for Boxpark which had been fly-posted around the borough last week. And true to Croydon form, it’s been a bit of a botch job. As Inside Croydon reported, … Continue reading

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