ALMOST 50 FAMILIES SAVED FROM HOMELESSNESS BY NEW INITIATIVE SAY CROYDON COUNCIL

A council initiative has prevented homelessness for almost 50 families and avoided the £275,000 cost of putting them in emergency housing by matching them with responsible private landlords, say Croydon. The council set up Croydon Lettings last summer to "improve the long-term prospects of tenancies in the private rented sector by working more closely with … Continue reading ALMOST 50 FAMILIES SAVED FROM HOMELESSNESS BY NEW INITIATIVE SAY CROYDON COUNCIL

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GANG MEMBERS GIVEN SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING PREVENTION ORDERS (once they have served jail sentences)

In a landmark case under Modern Slavery legislation, three gang members from London have been sentenced to more than 12 years’ imprisonment for human trafficking offences after they used young and vulnerable people from south London to transport and sell drugs in Hampshire. All three men were also given 15-year-long Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Orders (STPO), which … Continue reading GANG MEMBERS GIVEN SLAVERY AND TRAFFICKING PREVENTION ORDERS (once they have served jail sentences)

COUNCIL LAUNCHES ‘GREAT ESTATES’ PROGRAMME – “NEW WAY FOR RESIDENTS TO IMPROVE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THEIR ESTATES”

The 'Great Estates' programme - described as "a new way of thinking about, talking about and making decisions about council estates in the borough" - has been launched by Southwark council. Local residents can now make suggestions for small improvements they would like to work with the council to deliver on their estates, with almost … Continue reading COUNCIL LAUNCHES ‘GREAT ESTATES’ PROGRAMME – “NEW WAY FOR RESIDENTS TO IMPROVE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THEIR ESTATES”

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  

SHIRLEY OAKS CHILD SEX ABUSER JAILED – ATTACKS TOOK PLACE AT ROWAN HOUSE IN SOUTH NORWOOD Victim told no-one would believe him

A man who sexually assaulted young boys in children's homes in the 1970s and 1980s has been jailed for eight years. Defendant 'G', age 69, was convicted of eight counts of indecent assault on three victims including Rowan House - a Shirley Oaks children's home in South Norwood. Offences also took place at Fircroft children's … Continue reading SHIRLEY OAKS CHILD SEX ABUSER JAILED – ATTACKS TOOK PLACE AT ROWAN HOUSE IN SOUTH NORWOOD Victim told no-one would believe him

CROYDON AMONG CO-OPERATIVE COUNCIL OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Croydon council are up for another national accolade after making it as a finalist in the Co-Op of the Year Awards 2019. They are vying for the Co-operative Council of the Year 2019 prize with five other local authorities. The other five categories are for Leading Co-operative of the Year, Inspiring Co-operative of the Year, … Continue reading CROYDON AMONG CO-OPERATIVE COUNCIL OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

MULTI-MILLION FUND AVAILABLE FOR BIDS FROM CROYDON COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY GROUPS

Council funding totalling around £2.5 million a year will be available for bids from Croydon’s community and voluntary groups from next month after proposals were approved on Tuesday evening. The council’s cabinet have now approved a new framework for funding bids covering 2020-2023 and totalling almost £7.8 million divided equally over three years, and delivering … Continue reading MULTI-MILLION FUND AVAILABLE FOR BIDS FROM CROYDON COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY GROUPS

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

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF POUNDS FOR COMMUNITY SCHEMES ACROSS BOROUGH OF CROYDON

More than £520,000 has been given to hundreds of community schemes across Croydon over the past year. Each of Croydon’s 70 councillors is allocated £8,000 they can spend on schemes in their own wards throughout a year. CLLr Hamida Ali, cabinet member for safer Croydon and communities, said: “Croydon’s fantastic varied communities are one of … Continue reading HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF POUNDS FOR COMMUNITY SCHEMES ACROSS BOROUGH OF CROYDON

NEW CONSULTATION CHARTER WILL HAVE “CLEAR, DEFINED REQUIREMENT FOR DEVELOPERS” SAY SOUTHWARK

A London council are planning to introduce a Consultation Charter for developers who want to build in the borough to sign up to. Southwark are looking to implement the Charter to set a standard for public engagement and consultation that the council, as a planning authority, would expect any new development scheme to deliver on. … Continue reading NEW CONSULTATION CHARTER WILL HAVE “CLEAR, DEFINED REQUIREMENT FOR DEVELOPERS” SAY SOUTHWARK