Tag Archives: London Living Wage

Croydon’s retail crisis and other news

Council to hit homeless who do not accept support https://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/news/croydon-news/croydon-council-launches-town-centre-1649919 http://news.croydon.gov.uk/scp-steps-up-plans-to-help-stop-town-centre-begging Contrast this with the practical help provide by the Salvation Army. https://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/supporting-croydons-homeless-salvation-army As retail store chains collapse Council Leader welcomes new hope for Westfield Centre http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/council-leader-praises-impact-of-whitgift-centre-redevelopment But John Lewis … Continue reading

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Croydon events & news at 21 May

Croydon Local Plan Hearings Monday 22 May: housing intensification Tuesday 23 May: Green Grid Wednesday 24 May: affordable homes; dwelling mix; housing quality Thursday 25 May: gypsies; employment Tuesday 30 May: tall buildings; local heritage; community facilities; sustainable design; transport … Continue reading

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Croydon Events & News At 6 November

Attila the Stockbroker To Entertain Croydon Assembly on 26 November Attila the Stockbroker will be entertaining the Croydon Assembly meeting discussing A People’s Plan for Croydon on Saturday 26 November. Free and you can just turn up on the day, but … Continue reading

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Useful Answers to 29 February Croydon Council Meeting Questions

As usual it is always worth looking through the answers to Council questions to the Leader and the Cabinet members. Because the 29 February meeting was a budget setting one only Councillor questions were permitted, not ones from the public. … Continue reading

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Croydon Development, Economy & Housing News at 23 November

Scrutiny fails to adequately query Croydon’s developer ambitions http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/BREAKING-VIEWS-Lack-scrutiny-Fairfield-Halls/story-28168884-detail/story.html Young people  question Councillors and Officers about housing http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Students-chance-hold-Croydon-Council-account/story-28217585-detail/story.html http://www.croydon.ac.uk/about-us/news/detail/2015/11/18/croydon-college-students-challenge-councillors-on-the-housing-issues-for-young-people Video can be seen at http://www.croydon.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/199150 Council’s Housing Balance Sheet Discussion by Sean Creighton at http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/assessing-croydon-councils-balance-sheet-new-housing Private Rents escalate upwards http://insidecroydon.com/2015/11/20/2000-per-month-two-bed-rent-in-london-within-four-yearsContinue reading

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Croydon TUC backs conditions on John Lewis in new Whitgift

Croydon TUC has backed a proposal that as a condition of its involvement in the Westfield/Hammerson Whitgift Centre scheme that John Lewis  that it directly employ its cleaners and pay them at least the London Living Wage. The proposal was … Continue reading

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Croydon Issues Digest 27 February

Substantial numbers earn less than the London Living Wage 30.1% of the employees in Croydon North earn less than the London Living Wage £9.15 per hour), according to statistics obtained by the TUC under the Freedom of Information Act; Croydon … Continue reading

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