Tag Archives: Croydon High Street

Primark’s Croydon and Sutton stores in click and collect trial

Primark stores in central Croydon and Sutton are part of a London-wide trial of a new click and collect service. The trial’s launch comes as Primark announces plans to lower prices on hundreds of its autumn-winter range of kidswear products. … Continue reading

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Chinese police station on High Street leaves MP Philp spooked

Two Croydon MPs clashed in the House of Commons yesterday, as the Tory Government faced criticism from security services and its own backbenches over its failure to act against infiltration by the Chinese state. By WALTER CRONXITE, political editor Croydon … Continue reading

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Serious concerns after latest spate of youth knife crimes

A fight involving a large group of young teens outside a burger restaurant and two other violent incidents have prompted the Metropolitan Police to order special measures for the town centre A teenager was in hospital fighting for his life … Continue reading

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Not everything’s going to plan after High Street roadworks

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, finds the council facing another possible U-turn on one of its street schemes There’s a degree of chaos and confusion in the streets around the Town Hall, even more so than usual, after more … Continue reading

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High Street’s Caribbean restaurant lines up Valentine’s specials

Turtle Bay, the Caribbean restaurant and bar on Croydon High Street, has launched a celebration of love for Valentine’s season with friendship and romance taking equal billing as Galentine’s and Valentine’s Bottomless Dinners on the menu. Turtle Bay’s Galentine’s Bottomless … Continue reading

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All change! Town centre one-way system to get re-opened

After repeated calls to unlock the poorly-implemented covid one-way system and the pedestrianised zone around Croydon High Street – including criticisms raised here on  Inside Croydon – the council has today announced a re-routing scheme for buses and cycle lanes … Continue reading

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Environment campaigners take protest to ‘toxic’ Barclays

Extinction Rebellion activists were busy outside Barclays on Croydon High Street this morning, raising a “Toxic Barclays” banner and leafleting passers-by about the bank’s role in fuelling the unfolding climate catastrophe. Barclays is Europe’s largest financier of fossil fuels, the … Continue reading

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BID rangers called ‘bullies in high-viz’ after High Street incident

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Serious questions have been raised about the behaviour of the Mayor-backed security staff drafted into the town centre supposedly to deter anti-social behaviour. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES An investigation is being conducted into the behaviour of a … Continue reading

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It’s a Valentine’s day massacre as Spoons close Milan Bar

One of the town centre’s biggest and most popular pubs, The Milan Bar, is to close for a final time this weekend, the management at JD Wetherspoons confirmed to Inside Croydon. But the company refused to deny reports that another … Continue reading

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Caribbean bar is still recruiting ahead of delayed reopening

After a near-two-year closure, Croydon High Street’s Turtle Bay Caribbean-themed cocktail bar and restaurant is set to reopen,  just in time for Christmas… The Croydon branch is the last of the 40-or-so Turtle Bay chain to reopen after the enforced … Continue reading

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Covid emergency road changes set to be made permanent

Croydon Council, a local authority that pays £10million per year to burn the borough’s rubbish in an environmentally harmful incinerator, is trying to jump on the COP26 bandwagon by announcing that it is making permanent what it describes as “successful … Continue reading

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Maybe Tomorrow? Digital collective finds new way of working

It’s fair to suggest that no one considered a global pandemic when they came up with one of the wizard business ideas of the past decade: renting out and servicing shared workspace. Covid-19 quickly put an end to the trendy … Continue reading

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All-day DJ marathon charity fund-raiser, The Ship, May 4

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Whoops! Road works wreck High Street’s ‘bold’ ground art

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, digs up another embarrassing piece of public money wasted by the council The council’s ability for not quite thinking things through was highlighted again last week, as the pneumatic drills and JCB diggers were … Continue reading

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Council abandons ban on kids’ bikes on World Car-Free Day

Inside Croydon has made a difference, yet again, after Croydon Council was forced to drop its ban on scooters and bikes from the play street it has planned for the High Street this Saturday. Inside Croydon yesterday highlighted the imbecility … Continue reading

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Council killjoys ban bikes and scooters from play street

Saturday is World Car-Free Day, though Croydon Council’s efforts to mark the event are hardly fun-filled. There’s no grand gesture, no scheme to close off the Croydon Flyover, that monument to the primacy of the internal combustion engine. Somewhat more … Continue reading

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Londonist website accuses Croydon of being boring… in 1896

Londonist.com, which often takes a sideways glance at matters in and around the capital, has clearly enjoyed the produce of Surrey Street Market, or its ancient public house, the Dog and Bull, a little too much… Someone at the website … Continue reading

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Losing the plastic straws provides a more perfect cocktail mix

With our resident culture correspondent, Bella Bartock, laid up because of the hot summer weather, her grandson, BILL BARTOCK, strolled along to a town centre cocktail bar to sample their take on typically tropical drinks Since opening two years ago, … Continue reading

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Signs of the times: Watson’s whim is now back on message

It has not been in position for two months yet, but Councillor Mark Watson’s whimsy on the newly pedestrianised bit of the High Street has now got a second sign. The art-installation seating, which looks as if it was made … Continue reading

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Council warning that Watson’s whim is dangerous structure

Less than a month since Mark Watson, the senior Labour councillor, heralded it as “a popular addition” to the town centre, his latest costly piece of whimsy in the High Street has now effectively been declared as a hazard and … Continue reading

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Road works in town centre force bus routes on diversion

Councillor Mark Watson’s whimsy of closing a stretch of the High Street in the town centre has encountered an unforeseen complication since the weekend, as Thames Water has dug up the road on Katharine Street, close to the Town Hall, … Continue reading

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Disability groups never consulted over latest Watson whim

Members of two bodies which seek to represent the interests and needs of Croydon’s disabled and elderly – one of which is organised by the council itself – have confirmed that there was no consultation held with them before Croydon … Continue reading

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‘Elderly and disabled avoid town centre as it is too dangerous’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Former Labour councillor ADRIAN DENNIS, pictured left, accuses the current Town Hall administration of failing to fulfil its legal responsibilities over the closure to traffic of a short stretch of the High Street While there were very good … Continue reading

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Latest ‘Watson whim’ generates ridicule and confusion

As well as little proper consultation over the closure of a stretch of Croydon High Street, there doesn’t appear to have been much thought gone into what Mark Watson, the soon-to-be-ex councillor behind the scheme, and the council intend to … Continue reading

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High Street closure to be permanent, says council consultant

The closure of Croydon High Street, between Park Street and Katharine Street, imposed on the town centre in October after only the briefest of “consultations”, is intended to be permanent, according to correspondence obtained by Inside Croydon. When it was … Continue reading

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