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New threat of sale at auction for ‘former’ House of Reeves site

EXCLUSIVE: Three property lots, including the building from which the 150-year-old furniture business continues to trade, are included in another auction catalogue – now at knockdown prices. By STEVEN DOWNES The historic House of Reeves furniture store, which escaped sale … Continue reading

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Mystery over Reeves furniture store withdrawal from auction

Three sites in Croydon Old Town that were to be offered for sale to developers, with combined guide prices totalling nearly £4million and including the long-established House of Reeves furniture store, were abruptly withdrawn from auction this morning. Neither the … Continue reading

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House of Reeves furniture store is put up for sale at £2.5m

Another part of the fabric of Croydon society could face major changes after 150 years, following the past decade of frustration and disappointment with the way the Old Town area has been allowed to become run-down. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES … Continue reading

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Council arts fund ignites row 11 years after deadly night of riots

EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES The decision by the Mayor of Croydon, Jason Perry, to call a Borough of Culture funding stream “The Ignite Fund” has been slammed for being crass, ill-judged and insensitive by victims of the Croydon Riots. The … Continue reading

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Croydon riots 10 years on: Arson land put up for sale at £2m

It is being marketed as a “design and build opportunity”, a patch of land close to the town centre, less than one-fifth of an acre, on the market this summer from the borough’s largest landowners, for a mere £2million. It … Continue reading

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They survived world wars and riots. They can survive Westfield

Leading Croydon businesses, who have been trading for more than 150 years, are angry at the ‘complete dereliction of duty, mismanagement and incompetence in every single aspect’ over the non-development of the town centre. And they offer some prospect of … Continue reading

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Tram services suspended in Croydon town centre for repairs

Transport for London announced yesterday that the tram service will be suspended between Reeves Corner and East Croydon overnight tonight and through Sunday morning, while cable repair work is carried out on Church Street. TfL said, “We will need to … Continue reading

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Maurice Reeves: sculptor, cricketer, rally driver and leader

This week saw Croydon Minster stage the funeral of Maurice Reeves, an artist, sportsman and businessman who always had his home town at heart and who, late in life, became a Croydon hero when he showed the kind of leadership … Continue reading

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Watson: There’s nothing council can do over £1.4bn Westfield

WALTER CRONXITE, who watches council meetings so that you don’t have to, on the latest Town Hall scrutiny committee meeting The council has no “leverage” to encourage Westfield and Hammerson to speed up the delivery of their £1.4billion redevelopment of … Continue reading

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Reeves Corner gardening working party, Feb 14

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Bear Grylls visit is spur for Scout scheme in community

The recent visit of Bear Grylls to Croydon’s Pinewood Scout Centre has led to a collaborative partnership between local Scouts and the Croydon Forest School and Adventure Project to make the centre more accessible to non-Scouting groups. This is Scout … Continue reading

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Looters’ “stash” discovered at end of South Croydon garden

8/8 One Year On: ANDREW DICKINSON, from South Croydon, recalls the shock and anger that he felt a year ago, and how some of the goods stolen during the looting were discovered close to home On the night of August … Continue reading

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Paddick has more answers on policing, Clegg claims

Brian Paddick‘s police experience sets him apart from London Mayor candidates Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone was Nick Clegg’s message on his visit to Croydon on Friday, ANDREW PELLING writes It is a sad commentary on wider, deep-held perceptions of … Continue reading

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