Tag Archives: Sainsbury

Transition Town publishes guide to local businesses

Crystal Palace Transition Town is backing its local economy and celebrating Crystal Palace community life by launching The Local & Fair Guide to Shopping and Eating in Crystal Palace this Saturday. The guide celebrates the myriad of shops, artisan work shops, pubs, … Continue reading

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Palace traders consider cashing in with their own currency

The local Chamber of Commerce is to discuss launching a special currency for Crystal Palace at its regular meeting tomorrow night. The idea of a local currency for Crystal Palace would be to keep the money “sticking” in Crystal Palace. It is an idea … Continue reading

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Foodstock music fest rounds off Fairtrade celebrations

Crystal Palace Transition Town is staging a day’s activities on Saturday, March 2, as the centrepiece of its Fairtrade Fortnight activities. Many of the activities are free, but any money raised will be used to help fund the local food … Continue reading

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85% of Croydon respondents wanted a job with Asda

In a consultation run by a supermarket chain about opening a new store in the north of Croydon, 85 per cent of respondents included a request about getting a job. The figure – more than 8-in-10 of respondents – was … Continue reading

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Honeyed platitudes offer little uplift for Surrey Street traders

Surrey Street’s 750-year-old market has seen better times. In these days of hypermarkets with vast car parks drawing away customers, a good half of the Surrey Street pitches between the food stalls and Rose’s florist stall outside Millets often stand … Continue reading

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Use your loaf, Gav: Barwell’s “Let Them Eat Cake” moment

The headmaster of Trinity School recently praised his chairman of governors and one of our local MPs, Gavin Barwell, as being “the only principled politician in the country”. That’s quite an endorsement, or quite a commentary on the school’s unusual … Continue reading

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Purley campaigners fear their pool is “under attack”

Campaigners supporting Purley Pool are concerned that a council consultation process is laying the groundwork for redevelopment of the pool, car park and the former Sainsbury’s store. The council’s “spatial” planning team has issued a circular inviting submissions from developers … Continue reading

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