Tag Archives: Tesco

Tory MP threatened Tesco with shoppers’ strike over BID bid

Croydon South’s new Conservative MP has admitted that he threatened the local branch of the country’s biggest retailers with a shoppers’ strike if they did not support a business scheme he was backing. Tory Chris Philp told Tesco in Purley … Continue reading

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Help break the chains of human trafficking: Sep 28

On Saturday September 28, members of Croydon Community Against Trafficking, or CCAT, will be completing a 10-kilometre (a little more than six miles) walk chained together to raise awareness about victims of human trafficking. The walk will start at noon … Continue reading

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Portas starts to opens doors – for £1bn “Hammersfield”

LAST NIGHT’S TELLY: DAVID CALLAM, the former local newspaper business editor, reviews the opening episode of Mary Queen of the High Street, the Channel 4 series that spawned £2.7 million-worth of public grants, and poses an important question about her … 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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Red Deer locals look north for help to rebuff Morrisons

Another landmark Croydon pub is under threat of takeover from a supermarket chain. And our local councillors’ response – where they have bothered to respond – is effectively to shrug their shoulders and say there’s nothing that they can, or … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Maria Gatland, Planning, Property, Pubs, Sanderstead, South Croydon, South Croydon Community Association, Steve O'Connell, Tim Pollard, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

PR agents sign up Tesco as cut-price festival sponsors

Tesco, the unwitting purveyors of horse meat with a long-time reputation for doing things on the cheap, and now the proud owners of an “express” store in a South Croydon landmark pub despite local opposition have “generously” agreed to sponsor … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Community associations, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Environment, Fairfield, Parking, Property, Pubs, Restaurants, South Croydon, Waddon, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Village green dream to be bulldozed by council

Mike Fisher, the leader of Conservative-run Croydon Council, once referred to New Addington‘s Central Parade as “little more than a dog toilet”. But a resident is now using legislation that was introduced by parliament more than 50 years before the … 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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Would you risk your life reporting serious crime in a Tesco?

Crime figures are certain to fall in the next few years, according to a serving policeman. Why? Because the cross-London cuts proposed by Boris Johnson will make it more difficult than at any time in recent history for the public … Continue reading

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Residents’ fears ignored as Tesco gets 6am booze licence

On whose behalf does Croydon Council operate? Residents or big business? At the meeting of the licensing authority in the Town Hall  tonight, the choice made was clear: Croydon Council does not listen to its residents. Tesco had placed an … 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

Posted in Business, Crime, Croydon South, Environment, Fairfield, Lynne Hale, Outside Croydon, Planning, Property, Pubs, Richard Ottaway MP, Sanderstead, Schools, South Croydon, Tim Pollard, Waddon, Yvette Hopley | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Stories of a night of rioting not something to dine out on

8/8 One Year On: As we approach the anniversary of the London riots, we are publishing readers’ and contributors’ memories of that darkest of nights, their views and hopes for the future. Here, JONNY ROSE tells of the mixed emotions … Continue reading

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Locals file complaint to Archbishop over neglected properties

The South Croydon Community Association, a group of concerned residents and businesses in the South End area, has lodged a formal complaint with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Charity Commission about the Whitgift Foundation’s management of its estimated £90-million … Continue reading

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Every little helps? Tesco Workfare deal prompts protest

A protest against the exploitation of the workless, the young people and recent graduates is to take place outside the Whitgift Centre in central Croydon on Saturday lunchtime. The protest is called “Boycott Workfare”, and follows the storm over Tesco … Continue reading

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Meeting urges locals to boycott Swan & Sugarloaf Tesco

A new residents’ association drew the attention and attendance of four Croydon councillors and an MP. It was a learning experience for them, as DIAMOND GEEZER reports How things change: after a first meeting to which none of the nine … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Clare Hilley, Fairfield, Jason Perry, Maria Gatland, Michael Neal, Property, Pubs, Restaurants, Simon Hoar, South Croydon, South Croydon Community Association, Tony Harris, Vidhi Mohan, Waddon, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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Farting cows not good enough reason to go vegan, says UKIP

UKIP has urged Croydon’s two Conservative MPs to look at the scientific evidence before going into Croydon schools to promote climate change as part of “Climate Week”. Climate Week describes itself as a campaign of “annual renewal of our ambition … Continue reading

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End of an era sees Streatham Redskins put on ice

Another local amenity closed down last week, after 80 years of delighting the people of Croydon, whether they enjoyed ice skating or seeing what was once Britain’s leading ice hockey team. ANDREW PELLING witnessed a piece of sad history Another … Continue reading

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Time to talk turkey over Christmas plans in Croydon

In spite of the tinsel and holly wreaths going up in parts of Croydon in mid-August, here at Inside Croydon Towers, being arch-traditionalists, we tend not to even start to think about festive season preparations until Bonfire Night and Remembrance … Continue reading

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Croydon 8/8: Eyewitnesses ask questions of police approach

Wednesday was, thankfully, another peaceful night in Croydon, offering time for more reflection on the events of Monday. Two separate eyewitness accounts of the events offered to Inside Croydon provide different perspectives on how the frightening situation was handled Eyewitness … Continue reading

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