Tag Archives: Westfield

Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff attends meeting with Westfield

In the midst of the threat of a global nuclear war, heightened terror threats at home and the complications of the Brexit negotiations with the European Union, the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, Gavin Barwell, has found the time to … Continue reading

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Council to drop licensing restrictions to make way for Westfield

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest move by the council to make it easier for Westfield to rent out space in its supermall to boozers, bars and places flogging £10 burgers There’s an estimated 17,000 people moving … Continue reading

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All change on trams as TfL decides Elmers has reached an end

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports on an end to direct tram services from New Addington to Wimbledon The operators of the Croydon tram system are to introduce drastic changes in the service next month – without consulting their passengers, or … Continue reading

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Westfield deny any deal is done for town centre John Lewis

Our retailing correspondent, M.T. WALLETTE, dampens down recent speculation arising from a speech from a director of the shopping mall developers Westfield today denied reports on social media that one of its most senior executives had announced that a deal … Continue reading

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TfL’s £28m tram loop that benefits no one but Westfield

CROYDON COMMENTARY: VALERIE HUNTER has been digging into Transport for London’s documents on its plans to impose a new loop of tram track around the town centre. And she’s found the scheme is not all that the City Hall transport … Continue reading

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‘Pound a croissant!’ Council continues to artwash Surrey Street

Croydon’s Labour-run council is not even trying to hide its gentrification agenda for Surrey Street any longer. Having ripped the guts out of the traditional street market through neglect of its traders and an enforced two-month closure, all done at … Continue reading

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Brexit uncertainties that could make Westfield a retail dinosaur

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The on-going delays, and John Lewis’s annual report, do not inspire DAVID WICKENS with confidence over Westfield’s £1.4billion town centre scheme “Our time is now” is a council slogan linked to regeneration. It has not exactly started on … Continue reading

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