Tag Archives: Purley Way

Colonnades purchase is massive gamble with public money

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Spending millions to buy a private business risks feather bedding property speculators, says DEREK THROWER Under a Conservative government, local authorities, including Croydon Council, are being given public cash to nationalise private assets and land. That’s quite extraordinary … Continue reading

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Council pays £53m to buy ‘unloved’ Colonnades centre

The business “brains” at Fisher’s Folly have gone out and splurged £53million of public money to buy the freehold of the “unloved” and rarely visited Colonnades retail and leisure park – just as industry experts are warning that 200 such … Continue reading

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Toxic rubber causes cancer concern over school sports pitch

The council and a local primary school want to rip up large areas of turf and replace it with all-weather sports pitches which are made from toxic material that international research has linked to hundreds of cases of cancer. Our … Continue reading

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Unexploded WWII bomb disrupts Croydon business awards

The annual festival of back-slapping, the Croydon Business Awards, came close to being cancelled last night. With the awards due to be held in the Grand Sapphire Hotel, off the Purley Way, organisers and guests were evacuated just two hours … Continue reading

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Purley Way store gets beauty makeover as part of retail battle

One of the Purley Way’s biggest stores, Sainsbury’s, is being used by the company to test a new product range in the latest battle between retail giants. The store has been given a makeover of its own in the past … Continue reading

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Purley Way Homebase included on list of stores facing closure

Croydon’s branch of Homebase is among 42 stores under threat of closure, as the struggling DIY retailer seeks a survival deal. Huffington Post provided a list this morning which includes the store located off the Purley Way. Around 1,500 jobs … Continue reading

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Macmillan’s cancer advice van visiting Valley Park this week

A cancer information and support service is coming direct to patients in Croydon this  Wednesday, August 1. Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting Valley Retail Park from 9am to 4pm with cancer information specialists on-hand to answer questions … Continue reading

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