CROYDON AWARDED ‘BEST SMALL BUSINESS-FRIENDLY BOROUGH’ IN CAPITAL  

From left; Economic Development Manager (Business Growth) Carol Squires; Director of Economic Growth Emma Lindsell and cabinet member for Economy and Jobs Cllr Manju Shahul-Hameed collecting the Best All-Round Small Business Friendly Borough award at the Small Business Friendly Borough Awards. Photo: London Councils The support they have offered to get hundreds of residents into … Continue reading CROYDON AWARDED ‘BEST SMALL BUSINESS-FRIENDLY BOROUGH’ IN CAPITAL  

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PUB GIANT FINED £180,000 FOR HYGIENE BREACHES / TAKEAWAY GETS COURT BILL OF ALMOST £1,000

A judge has fined a national brewer £180,000 after Croydon council prosecuted one of its pubs for having a dirty kitchen, mouse droppings and poor hygiene practices. At Croydon magistrates court on the brewer was fined £180,000, plus ordered to pay more than £5,000 in costs, after it admitted multiple hygiene failings found at its … Continue reading PUB GIANT FINED £180,000 FOR HYGIENE BREACHES / TAKEAWAY GETS COURT BILL OF ALMOST £1,000

SMALL BUSINESS IN LAMBETH? YOU COULD CLAIM UP TO 40 PER CENT CASHBACK FOR CLEANER HEATING

If you’re a small business (SME) based in Lambeth, you could be eligible for up to 40 per cent cashback when replacing your old boiler with a cleaner, more efficient one. The Cleaner Heat Cashback is a £10 million scheme to help small and medium-sized businesses save money on their energy bills, reduce their emissions … Continue reading SMALL BUSINESS IN LAMBETH? YOU COULD CLAIM UP TO 40 PER CENT CASHBACK FOR CLEANER HEATING

ANTIC GET LICENCE FOR FORMER PLUMBASE PREMISES ON WESTOW HILL: Boss says it will be “more of a wine bar, not a pub” – extra conditions attached after residents voice concerns

A premises licence has been granted for the former Bradley's / Plumbase store on Westow Hill to Sunflake, the management arm of Antic. At a hearing in the council chamber at Croydon town hall yesterday (Wednesday) a licensing sub-committee approved the application after deliberating for more than 1 hour 40 minutes. They added extra conditions: … Continue reading ANTIC GET LICENCE FOR FORMER PLUMBASE PREMISES ON WESTOW HILL: Boss says it will be “more of a wine bar, not a pub” – extra conditions attached after residents voice concerns

WESTOW HILL DRINKS LICENCE APPLICATION HEARING SET FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY

An application for a drinks licence at the former Bradley's / Plumbase building at 58 - 60 Westow Hill is set to be heard next Wednesday morning at Croydon town hall (10.30am). The council's licensing sub-committee will consider a string of objections to granting a licence for the building. The council have already given a … Continue reading WESTOW HILL DRINKS LICENCE APPLICATION HEARING SET FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY

SHOPS OWNER IN SMALL BUSINESS RATE RELIEF FRAUD: CLAIMED ON TWO PREMISES (BUT YOU CAN ONLY LEGALLY CLAIM ON ONE)

A business owner has been sentenced to a twenty-six week suspended prison sentence for fraudulently obtaining small business rate relief on two separate businesses, one in Orpington and one in Eltham. The shop owner, from Forest Hill pleaded guilty to two offences under the Fraud Act 2006, at Bromley magistrates court in January 2019 and … Continue reading SHOPS OWNER IN SMALL BUSINESS RATE RELIEF FRAUD: CLAIMED ON TWO PREMISES (BUT YOU CAN ONLY LEGALLY CLAIM ON ONE)

“ALARMING SPIKE IN UNLAWFUL WORK ON TRIANGLE SHOPFRONTS” SAY PLANNING GROUP – Call for guidance to be given to property owners

There has been an alarming spike in inappropriate and unlawful works carried out on numerous shopfronts and windows above shops in the last six months, say Crystal Palace Triangle Planning Group in a letter to Croydon council. “Shop and building owners clearly do not know the rules of development in the conservation area or choose … Continue reading “ALARMING SPIKE IN UNLAWFUL WORK ON TRIANGLE SHOPFRONTS” SAY PLANNING GROUP – Call for guidance to be given to property owners

CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL IN THREE-YEAR CHARITY DEAL WITH QUEENS HOTEL OWNERS / PETE ELLIOTT AND MAJOR PHIL LAYTON IN MARATHON /ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE SPONSORS / BROWN AND GREEN’S NEW CAFE IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK / DINOSAURS IN THE LIBRARY (and other hub events this week)

Crystal Palace Festival have just confirmed a three year charity partnership with the London Hotel Group, owners of the Queens Hotel for a donation of £10,000 per year for 2019, 2020 and 2021. "This amazing support will really help sustain the Festival into the future and with funding so hard to come by we are … Continue reading CRYSTAL PALACE FESTIVAL IN THREE-YEAR CHARITY DEAL WITH QUEENS HOTEL OWNERS / PETE ELLIOTT AND MAJOR PHIL LAYTON IN MARATHON /ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE SPONSORS / BROWN AND GREEN’S NEW CAFE IN CRYSTAL PALACE PARK / DINOSAURS IN THE LIBRARY (and other hub events this week)

SHOP EMPLOYEE GETS SUSPENDED PRISON SENTENCE AFTER SELLING CRAFT KNIVES TO GIRL, 14, IN COUNCIL ‘STING’

A store employee who illegally sold a pack of 13 craft knives to a schoolchild has been given a four-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months after a council prosecution. At Croydon Magistrates’ Court the man, employed in a New Addington shop, was given the suspended sentence, ordered to pay £315 and told he must … Continue reading SHOP EMPLOYEE GETS SUSPENDED PRISON SENTENCE AFTER SELLING CRAFT KNIVES TO GIRL, 14, IN COUNCIL ‘STING’

CROYDON: FREE CONFERENCE TO SUPPORT HIGH STREET BUSINESSES ACROSS BOROUGH

Croydon council have partnered with  SaveTheHighStreet.org to host a free conference later this month to help support high street businesses across the borough. The Croydon’s High Streets Conference will take place at the Business Xchange Hub, 3-5 Lansdowne Road, on 26 March. Independent cafes, shopkeepers, salons, restaurants, popups, boutiques and other high street businesses, as … Continue reading CROYDON: FREE CONFERENCE TO SUPPORT HIGH STREET BUSINESSES ACROSS BOROUGH