Tag Archives: Mary Portas

Croydon gets ready for a royal visit from the Queen of Shops

Croydon is readying itself for a royal visit today: Mary Queen of Shops may be heading into town. This is not to be confused with Kate Middleton’s in-laws pressing the flesh along London Road, back 13 months after last year’s … Continue reading

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One-third of Portas Fund being used to pay for a committee

Nearly one-third of the £100,000 “Portas Fund” promised to try to revive Croydon’s ailing Old Town shops and stalls is to be diverted to pay for the running of a council-run committee, Inside Croydon has discovered. Much was made earlier … Continue reading

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Council staff’s special offer: a course on going self-employed

Despite the exciting prospect of nearly £1 million-worth of new furniture in the shiny new glass palace of council HQ that is leaning over the flyover, those members of council staff who have survived the cuts so far are finding … Continue reading

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Save Our Shops: Buy from an Allders concession this week

From the Editor Allders, Croydon’s landmark department store for 150 years, stands on the brink of closure. The administrators were called in last Friday, the Closing Down signs went up at the weekend, the website’s offline. Things are grim. In … Continue reading

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Tesco Town: South End community to meet this Friday

The first meeting of the South End Community Forum takes place this Friday, May 25, when sure to be close to the top of the agenda is the dire threat to local businesses of the decision of the Whitgift Foundation, … Continue reading

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