Croydon Labour leader Councillor Tony Newman calls for investigation into Croydon Village Outlet after retailers go unpaid

Croydon Village Outlet opened in September

Croydon Village Outlet opened in September

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Labour leader Tony Newman has demanded an investigation into the "farce" at Croydon Village Outlet that has seen retailers go unpaid for weeks. 

Coun Newman asked the council to consider compiling a report on the struggling department store after a report in the Croydon Guardian about concessions not receiving money from sales, a situation staff last week branded "a shambles".

He told this week's full council meeting: "Given the reports of people not being paid and the general decline of Croydon Village Outlet, I would ask the council to consider drawing up a full report on what is happening."

Council leader Mike Fisher echoed the Labour leader's concern about the store, but added: "This is a matter for the people who own Croydon Village Outlet and the people who trade in it."

Several retailers this month abandoned their concessions within the town-centre department store, which opened in September amid much fanfare, amid falling customer numbers and mounting arrears.

It is understood retailers went at least seven weeks without receiving money from sales earlier this year.


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12:58pm Thu 27 Mar 14

MrsGee says...

Please do a full investigation...also investigate the people who gave permission to this scam artist to "trade" in Allders. He clearly didn't put up with his promises and just has money in his eyes from Westfield.
The store needs to be shut down now, it is a disgusting place.
Please do a full investigation...also investigate the people who gave permission to this scam artist to "trade" in Allders. He clearly didn't put up with his promises and just has money in his eyes from Westfield. The store needs to be shut down now, it is a disgusting place. MrsGee
  • Score: 6

1:07pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Dani78 says...

get rid of this joke store, board it up and get rid of this waste of space... making poor people work for nothing, Id start taking stock if it was me and let mr bollock chops to cover the loss.
get rid of this joke store, board it up and get rid of this waste of space... making poor people work for nothing, Id start taking stock if it was me and let mr bollock chops to cover the loss. Dani78
  • Score: 6

12:53am Fri 28 Mar 14

Jubs123 says...

Well I think the other two comments are so wrong . I have shopped in Croydon village outlet since it opened last year and I think it's fantastic
And Iam not the only one to say this .everything that I have brought from
The store has been great . I find this store perfect for all shoppers and
Everyone I have told the shop about says the same so I think it's just
People that have nothing better to do than post rubbish about the shop
Maybe it's other retails that are doing this because there business is do
No trade since Croydon village outlet opened there doors . All I can say
Is get a life and stop being so nasty
Well I think the other two comments are so wrong . I have shopped in Croydon village outlet since it opened last year and I think it's fantastic And Iam not the only one to say this .everything that I have brought from The store has been great . I find this store perfect for all shoppers and Everyone I have told the shop about says the same so I think it's just People that have nothing better to do than post rubbish about the shop Maybe it's other retails that are doing this because there business is do No trade since Croydon village outlet opened there doors . All I can say Is get a life and stop being so nasty Jubs123
  • Score: -12

9:13am Fri 28 Mar 14

MrsGee says...

I am happy for you Jubs that you think it is fantastic. My personal opinion, to which I am allowed, remains the same...the place is disgusting. Both in look as in management. Stock is from an era long gone, escalators never work and are in need of a good clean, the floor just looks dirty...if he wanted to be there for 150 years, he would have updated the shop and made something that Croydon could be proud of. Not a dumpster where is he ripping off the poor people trying to set up shop and then ends up not paying them...it has been see through from day one, something is fishy here. No, I am not a retailer and I can't see which retailer is losing out to be honest. He promised millions of people coming to Croydon, just for his shop...yeah right, that was never his intention...
I am happy for you Jubs that you think it is fantastic. My personal opinion, to which I am allowed, remains the same...the place is disgusting. Both in look as in management. Stock is from an era long gone, escalators never work and are in need of a good clean, the floor just looks dirty...if he wanted to be there for 150 years, he would have updated the shop and made something that Croydon could be proud of. Not a dumpster where is he ripping off the poor people trying to set up shop and then ends up not paying them...it has been see through from day one, something is fishy here. No, I am not a retailer and I can't see which retailer is losing out to be honest. He promised millions of people coming to Croydon, just for his shop...yeah right, that was never his intention... MrsGee
  • Score: 6

2:15pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Dani78 says...

Jubs123 wrote:
Well I think the other two comments are so wrong . I have shopped in Croydon village outlet since it opened last year and I think it's fantastic And Iam not the only one to say this .everything that I have brought from The store has been great . I find this store perfect for all shoppers and Everyone I have told the shop about says the same so I think it's just People that have nothing better to do than post rubbish about the shop Maybe it's other retails that are doing this because there business is do No trade since Croydon village outlet opened there doors . All I can say Is get a life and stop being so nasty
Great you keep buying from this tin pot shop where they dont pay their staff Jubs.... making front headlines on the advertiser is more then just rumours.... if you think this shop is great then you seriously need to get out a bit more, I hear wimbledon market might have what you need iot sells around the same quality as this old tripe.. Its not ruomours ive been in here, the secruity think they are manning a nightclub full of ket users or drug dealers, they must of failed their security checks or too scared to actually work on a club door and instead walk round like they own croydon intimidating honest shoppers, this i have seen myself so stop with those rose tinted glasses or could you acrtually be Marco the crook in disguise... "suspect"
[quote][p][bold]Jubs123[/bold] wrote: Well I think the other two comments are so wrong . I have shopped in Croydon village outlet since it opened last year and I think it's fantastic And Iam not the only one to say this .everything that I have brought from The store has been great . I find this store perfect for all shoppers and Everyone I have told the shop about says the same so I think it's just People that have nothing better to do than post rubbish about the shop Maybe it's other retails that are doing this because there business is do No trade since Croydon village outlet opened there doors . All I can say Is get a life and stop being so nasty[/p][/quote]Great you keep buying from this tin pot shop where they dont pay their staff Jubs.... making front headlines on the advertiser is more then just rumours.... if you think this shop is great then you seriously need to get out a bit more, I hear wimbledon market might have what you need iot sells around the same quality as this old tripe.. Its not ruomours ive been in here, the secruity think they are manning a nightclub full of ket users or drug dealers, they must of failed their security checks or too scared to actually work on a club door and instead walk round like they own croydon intimidating honest shoppers, this i have seen myself so stop with those rose tinted glasses or could you acrtually be Marco the crook in disguise... "suspect" Dani78
  • Score: 2

2:17pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Dani78 says...

well said mrs Gee
well said mrs Gee Dani78
  • Score: 1

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