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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