Bring them back: the Thornton Heath trolley dilemma

Posted on August 17th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 6 comments

How to solve the problem of trolleys being constantly taken…

Agatha Christie’s fictional character Miss Marple solved crimes using her experience in the small village of St Mary Mead. She used careful thinking on small issues as an analogy to inform herself on more serious problems. She understood a larger stage through the prism of local experience.

Had Miss Marple lived in Thornton Heath, she would … Read More »

Think local, act local, buy Croydon

Posted on October 26th, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 2 comments

Keep it Croydon if you want the town’s economy to stay healthy

Hannah Luffman recently wrote about the importance of spending, resourcing and investing locally as a means to make sure everyone benefits from Croydon’s booming economy. It’s not just a nice sentiment, it actually works.

The local multiplier effect

Money that stays within the local economy gets spent again and increases well-being. This is … Read More »

Croydon’s shoppers donate more than £4k to foodbanks

Posted on December 11th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

During the hustle and bustle of the busy Christmas shopping period, the people of Croydon have helped to show their festive spirit by donating £4,257.12 of canned and dried food to help those less fortunate this winter.

Release begins: 2.5 tonnes of canned, dried and long-life food have been donated at the 18 Tesco stores across Croydon as part of the Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection, including a 30% ‘top up’ … Read More »

A Tesco town in all but name

Posted on December 13th, by Andrew Dickinson in Economics & Business. 3 comments

Is Tesco the only thing that will bring people to Croydon? Andrew Dickinson takes us on an irreverent history of ‘Tesco Town’, Croydon

I read in the national press recently that Tesco is suffering an identity crisis as it doesn’t know where it fits in in the hierarchy of the supermarket kingdom.

Asda, Aldi and Lidl have stolen many of its core customers because … Read More »

Let’s hear it for Tesco Town Croydon

Posted on August 13th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 7 comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones wonders whether the proliferation of corporate supermarkets in Croydon is a blight or a bounty

As Gandalf observed to his Fellowship members in the Mines of Moria, ‘They are coming’. Croydon Town Centre is already encircled by supermarkets: re-furbed Sainsbury’s and mint-new Morrisons on the north-western stretch of the Purley Way, Tescos Purley Cross at the south of it and in … Read More »