Tag Archives: Colonnades

Chancellor is taking an axe to councils’ magic money tree

Croydon Council has more than £1bn of borrowings – half of which has gone on Brick by Brick and the purchase of some commercial properties. Proposals contained in the Budget this week could put an end to that, as KEN … Continue reading

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£29m: Croydon tops the table for flogging off public assets

With inflated claims of returns from the council’s house-builder being compared to a Ponzi scheme, a former council official says, ‘We are in uncertain times and the risks being taken with public money are huge compared to the marginal potential … Continue reading

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Councils’ property deals are ‘gambling with public money’

Councils across England – including Croydon and Sutton – have between them borrowed billions of pounds of public money to finance the purchase of real estate and commercial properties, a policy which could place some at risk of financial collapse, … Continue reading

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Colonnades purchase is massive gamble with public money

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Spending millions to buy a private business risks feather bedding property speculators, says DEREK THROWER Under a Conservative government, local authorities, including Croydon Council, are being given public cash to nationalise private assets and land. That’s quite extraordinary … Continue reading

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Council pays £53m to buy ‘unloved’ Colonnades centre

The business “brains” at Fisher’s Folly have gone out and splurged £53million of public money to buy the freehold of the “unloved” and rarely visited Colonnades retail and leisure park – just as industry experts are warning that 200 such … Continue reading

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TfL pushes through bus route changes despite opposition

Transport for London, after running a public consultation which found that a majority of respondents opposed changes to bus routes serving the Purley Way shops and Colonnades, has announced that it will go ahead with its proposals anyway. It means … Continue reading

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Colonnades new centre will have you flying through the air

Croydon’s new trampoline park opens today. MATTHEW GLINSKI put it to the test I spent my weekend flying through the air. I was at the Oxygen Freejumping trampoline park at The Colonnades off the Purley Way, where I found myself … Continue reading

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