Today, Conservative Mayor Boris Johnson has helped deliver a £1billion investment into Croydon’s shopping centre, a move which will create 5,000 new jobs and regenerate the town centre. This is a joint effort between Croydon Council and investors with building work set to begin in 2015.
This investment from both Westfield and Hammerson will further enhance Croydon’s reputation as a must-visit retail hub, bringing new jobs and opportunities for residents and their families. The influx of visitors will also impact local businesses who will gain from an increased customer flow and restore our town to its formerly glory. Take one look at some of the local Labour Party blogs and Twitter feeds and it’s clear to see how hard they are all working to trash our town’s reputation and present the most negative image of Croydon possible in the public eye. But today’s announcement proves them all wrong, Croydon is and will continue to be one of the most vibrant and exciting places to live and work in the country.
Just take one look at the community spirit shown in response to the riots, take one look at the radical development of our town centre and the celebrations around the Diamond Jubilee. Croydon is a fantastic place to be and the Conservatives will continue to stand up for residents and fight for the issues that matter to them.