Consultation launched on plans to upgrade both Brighton Mainline and East Croydon station

Residents and commuters are being encouraged to have their say on plans to improve the Brighton Main Line and transform East Croydon station, strengthening Croydon’s excellent transport links and importance as an economic centre for London and the South East. The proposals from Network Rail would mean a more reliable, frequent and faster rail service … Continue reading Consultation launched on plans to upgrade both Brighton Mainline and East Croydon station

Lambeth in Lockdown: “Protecting our unique local economy during the coronavirus crisis”

Lambeth council say they have moved quickly to support sectors most at risk during the coronavirus pandemic, with £4.2 million in fresh funding being made available from this week to help those hardest hit. The Funds will support over 370 organisations, including independent hospitality businesses such as restaurants, pubs, cafes, clubs and music venues, cultural … Continue reading Lambeth in Lockdown: “Protecting our unique local economy during the coronavirus crisis”

Croydon Streetspace project will create more space for walking and cycling in seven new areas say council – including pavements on Church Road and Westow Hill,

The Croydon Streetspace project is expanding to seven new locations this week creating more space for people to walk and cycle during Covid-19, say Croydon council. "The latest step in the borough-wide initiative, will see the pavements widened at six busy pinch-points in Crystal Palace, South Norwood and Thornton Heath, to make it easier for … Continue reading Croydon Streetspace project will create more space for walking and cycling in seven new areas say council – including pavements on Church Road and Westow Hill,

….as pavement widening is introduced in Lambeth – “emergency changes will be followed by longer term work”…

Lambeth council say they have become the first local authority in the country to produce an emergency plan focused on making changes to roads and pavements in the borough "to improve road safety and to support social distancing whilst making essential journeys". Pavements will be extended into the road at some of the busiest parts … Continue reading ….as pavement widening is introduced in Lambeth – “emergency changes will be followed by longer term work”…

Croydon calls on government to plug gaps in Covid-19 business support

Croydon council are calling on the government to provide local authorities with additional funding so they can better support businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic. In a joint letter, council leader Cllr Tony Newman and Cllr Manju Shahul-Hameed, cabinet member for economy and jobs, warned government there are businesses in desperate need of support falling through … Continue reading Croydon calls on government to plug gaps in Covid-19 business support

MORE BUSINESSES RE-OPEN ON TRIANGLE: Secret Garden, Crystal Pantry and Alistair’s are back with others online

The Secret Garden behind Sainsbury's store on Westow Street has re-opened (currently card payments only). Cafe restaurants Crystal Pantry on Church Road (Mondays to Saturdays 9 am to 3 pm) and Alistair's on Westow Street (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) have also re-opened. Other businesses such as A L'Etage on Westow Hill, Backstage 47 on Westow … Continue reading MORE BUSINESSES RE-OPEN ON TRIANGLE: Secret Garden, Crystal Pantry and Alistair’s are back with others online

Employment support for those left jobless by Covid-19

Residents whose jobs have been impacted by Covid-19 are being reminded by Croydon council of the wide range of employment support available to help get their careers back on track. Figures released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics show the significant impact coronavirus has had on livelihoods across the UK, and in preparation, Croydon … Continue reading Employment support for those left jobless by Covid-19

Covid Scam warning for businesses…Residents urged to stay safe as new rules increase access to parks…Best wildflower bloom for years.

Businesses are warned to remain vigilant in the light of COVID-19 related scams. The warning follows reports of a business receiving a bogus email from the government about a business grant application. The phishing scam, although convincing, is designed to acquire the details of eligible grant recipients while the fraudsters attempt to use their details … Continue reading Covid Scam warning for businesses…Residents urged to stay safe as new rules increase access to parks…Best wildflower bloom for years.

CROWDFUND RAISES MORE THAN £6,000 FOR FAMILY OF COVID-19 VICTIM – Tributes paid to Kumar of Freshgo store on Gipsy Hill…and to cafe owner who loses cancer battle

An appeal on JustGiving.com to raise £500  to help the family of Covid-19 victim Kumar, who worked for years at Freshgo store Gipsy Hill has smashed its target raising more than £6,000.  The appeal on justgiving.com launched by Siobhann Carolan says: Kumar worked tirelessly for years at Freshgo and was liked by all the customers. He … Continue reading CROWDFUND RAISES MORE THAN £6,000 FOR FAMILY OF COVID-19 VICTIM – Tributes paid to Kumar of Freshgo store on Gipsy Hill…and to cafe owner who loses cancer battle

LOCKDOWN ROUND-UP: Organisations across Bromley to get certificate of thanks – as more than 4,000 residents volunteer…Council leader’s message following Debenhams Croydon closure…

Picture shows: Bromley’s Mayor, Councillor Nicholas Bennett JP with one of the special ‘Certificates of Thanks and Appreciation’ which are being sent to a wide variety of organisations to recognise their contribution during the pandemic. Bromley’s Mayor is sending out a heartfelt message of thanks to organisations and their staff that have shown dedication in serving … Continue reading LOCKDOWN ROUND-UP: Organisations across Bromley to get certificate of thanks – as more than 4,000 residents volunteer…Council leader’s message following Debenhams Croydon closure…