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Croydon facing traffic gridlock caused by new Westfield plan

The revised plans for a gigantic supermall submitted last week by Westfield and Hammerson threaten to send central Croydon into a state of traffic gridlock for years to come. The shopping centre developers’ scheme could hit hard the plans for … Continue reading

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£1.4bn supermall may need new CPO and planning permission

Is this where we say ‘we told you so’? The Nirvana of a megamall in central Croydon, first aired in 2012, could be another six years away following this week’s change of plan from ‘Hammersfield’, reports STEVEN DOWNES Croydon faces … Continue reading

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Car park gallery will force drivers to use Hammersfield spaces

Bit by bit, the Whitgift and Westfield takeover of the town centre continues, aided and abetted as usual by our pliant councillors. It has been announced – via a news report in Architects’ Journal – that part of the Fairfield … Continue reading

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Charity comedy show ticket sales undermined by Fairfield

Charity workers in Croydon are worried that they have been caught in the cross-fire between the Fairfield Halls and the Town Hall in the bitter dispute over the arts venue’s future, with what ought to be one of the borough’s … Continue reading

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Croydon’s free Jobs Fair offers £5m-worth of business

Hundreds of jobs and business opportunities are up for grabs at this year’s South London Jobs Fair, being staged at the Fairfield Halls on June 23 – where entry to the event is free. Last year, around a hundred people … Continue reading

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Fairfield Halls turns to Katie Price in desperate Twitter splurge

There is growing concern for the well-being of which ever member of the Fairfield Halls staff has been placed in charge of the venue’s official Twitter feed, as they have been issuing messages with a near maniacal-zeal, claiming that the … Continue reading

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Newman’s £18m ‘cast-iron guarantee’ that bucks the market

WALTER CRONXITE on how a Labour-run council that says it is committed to housing the homeless meanwhile needs to maximise profits from a property development at College Green The people of Croydon should be worried. Tony Newman has offered what … Continue reading

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Fairfield’s Vennell: The phasing argument is ‘no longer useful’

Kate Vennell, the chair of the charity board which runs the Fairfield Halls, has today dismissed any further calls for a phased redevelopment of Croydon’s arts venue, which is due to close in July to allow a £30 million council-funded … Continue reading

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Mayor’s fundraising comedy night, Fairfield Halls, Apr 17

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Part-time culture director to get £39,000 for six months’ work

BELLA BARTOCK, our arts correspondent, discovers that splitting the time of a Brighton council executive is raising questions at both ends of the A23 The council’s new executive in charge of culture, Paula Murray, will be paid £39,000 for her … Continue reading

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Mendelssohn’s Elijah at Fairfield Halls, Mar 19

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Boris’s farewell tour at the Fairfield goes out with a whimper

The hottest ticket in town? WALTER CRONXITE toddled along to the Fairfield Halls last night and found a faded star who had forgotten his lines So that’s how eight years of Boris’s London reign ends – a public meeting in … Continue reading

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Done deal: Fairfield Halls £30m redevelopment starts in July

The Fairfield Halls will close this summer to undergo a £30 million redevelopment, after the venue’s managment board finally agreed to the investment scheme proposed by the Halls’ owners, Croydon Council. The council’s plans – based on a secret consultants’ … Continue reading

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Council’s ‘wrong’ leader could face a night-mayor of a vote

WALTER CRONXITE on a revisited proposal which gives the strongest indication yet of how one Croydon MP sees his own career prospects It’s beginning to look a lot like Gavin Barwell is lining up his next job. The idea of … Continue reading

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Architect offers fresh perspective on our ‘mini-Manhattan’

‘Imagine a world full of towns like Croydon – uniformed commercial utility. Croydon was built by capitalism to reiterate capitalism. It makes people servile. Croydon is deathtown’* The Architecture Foundation know how to sell a thing, don’t they?

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Boris’s last stand: Mayor’s Question Time comes to Croydon

Who said there would be no pantomime at the Fairfield Halls in 2016? Boris Johnson is staging one of his Mayor’s Question Times at the Croydon venue on March 3. That’s probably as close to the election purdah period as … Continue reading

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Ex-EastEnder makes song and dance of it at Ashcroft Theatre

Cheryl Fergison will star in the world premiere of Carnival Dreams – The Musical at the Ashcroft Theatre from Wednesday this week until to Saturday, February 6. Being a theatre show staged at the Fairfield Halls, the posters inevitably mention … Continue reading

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Fairfield Halls staff still left waiting for talks with management

Plans to redevelop the Fairfield Halls are expected to be submitted formally for approval later this week, Inside Croydon understands. But with the borough’s biggest arts venue set to close this summer for a two-year, £30-million refit, the Fairfield Halls … Continue reading

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High Street retailer Blue Inc gets sunk under too much red ink

WALTER CRONXITE checks the City pages and discovers some worrying trends for Croydon business and property heading into 2016 Three pieces of business news – from retail, housing and commercial property – in Croydon this week strongly suggest that for … Continue reading

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Fairfield management ‘reckless’ over sale of O’Donnell tickets

The breakdown in the relationship between Croydon Council and the management of the Fairfield Halls appears almost complete, after the scheduling of a sell-out concert by Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell for a date almost three months after the concert hall … Continue reading

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