Tag Archives: Lidl

Greenpeace give supermarkets a monstering over their meat

Alongside the John Lewis Christmas ad and the seasonal TV commercials that play across our screens, Greenpeace wants us to tune in to the important message contained within their own new and powerful animation: Monster. If kids’ pester power really … Continue reading

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Aldi asks Coulsdon residents for views on Red Lion scheme

Another week, another old pub (site), another supermarket. This time, it is the Red Lion site on Coulsdon High Street, long used as a car park, with plans put forward by German supermarket chain Aldi. Aldi has distributed a leaflet … Continue reading

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May Day holiday gives Crown and Sceptre a festival feeling

As outlined with previous reports about the Good Companions, the Swan and Sugarloaf and the Red Deer, the pub business is under pressure. So if we want to keep our local, we need to help to support it, and this … Continue reading

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Council deputy leader has “serious concerns” over Lidl plans

Lidl’s latest scheme to build a steel shed on the site of the old Good Companions at Hamsey Green has been referred to Croydon Council’s planning committee by a senior Croydon councillor who says he has “serious concerns” over the … Continue reading

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Hamsey Green shops and schools under threat from Lidl plans

To absolutely no one’s surprise – largely because they have paid top-dollar for the landmark site and need to make the £2 million investment work for them commercially – Lidl has submitted a renewed planning application for a supermarket where … Continue reading

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Lidl drops planning application for Hamsey Green site

Lidl, the German supermarket chain, has dropped its planning application for what amounted to a vast steel shed to be built on a gateway site into Croydon from Surrey on the Limpsfield Road, to the south of Sanderstead. The Lidl … Continue reading

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Lidl riddle over the council’s disappearing bats of Sanderstead

When asked to offer evidence of rare wildlife on the site of the Good Companions pub at Hamsey Green, to at least delay development of the old building while a rare species assessment report was prepared, Croydon Council’s planners failed … Continue reading

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Council helps Lidl defeat batman over pub demolition

Croydon Council has given the all-clear to Lidl to demolish the Good Companions pub at Hamsey Green, leaving local residents and some Sanderstead councillors to pin their hopes on objections to the planned supermarket because it is unsuitable for a … Continue reading

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The Batman comes to the rescue of the Good Companions

With bulldozers booked and ready to move on to the site, residents opposed to the destruction of the Good Companions at Hamsey Green have recruited the help of a bat man to save the old pub from destruction. Legal notices … Continue reading

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Lidl encounters strong opposition after paying £2m for pub site

Lidl could have paid three times the market rate to purchase the Good Companions pub site on Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead, and look like they could be left with a £2.2 million real estate bill for a store that few locals … Continue reading

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MP Barwell says he got it wrong over group’s racist incident

Gavin Barwell has been forced to issue an apology after he admitted he was at fault for a lack of organisation and proper supervision that led to several police officers being called out to an incident of reported racist abuse … Continue reading

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Sadvertiser’s cheap photostunt amid other people’s misery

The Croydon Sadvertiser, it has to be said, has had a couple of good weeks editorially. With the Croydon riots, there was no need for stories involving photoshopped giraffes on page 3 (we did not make that up: they really … Continue reading

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