Tag Archives: Department for Communities and Local Government

Croydon’s £1bn debt: the cracks are appearing, say PwC

Tonight’s Evening Boris has raised another question about how close Croydon is to financial collapse under the weight of its £1 billion debt: is Mike Fisher, the Tory council leader, or its “interim” chief executive, Nathan Elvery, among the 90 … Continue reading

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Portas Pilot one year on: more shops have closed in Croydon

The state of Surrey Street and Church Street markets in Croydon are worse now than 12 months ago, when the area was awarded a £100,000 grant by the local government department as part of the Portas Pilot scheme, according to … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Centrale, Community associations, Surrey Street, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mary Portas’s TV company listed Croydon to get grant

Croydon received a £100,000 government grant last year after programme makers involved with tonight’s new Mary Portas Channel 4 series had named Surrey Street on a list of markets that they wanted included in the scheme. Mary Queen of the … Continue reading

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Poor set to suffer thanks to Barwell’s posturing

“Over the past five years, benefits have risen twice as fast as salaries.” Thus spoke the Member of Parliament for Croydon Central in full-on arslikhan mode at Prime Minister’s Questions at the House of Commons. “Does the Prime Minister agree that, … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Housing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments