OPINION: WHICH COUNCIL-OWNED COMPANY WANTS TO BUILD ON CHALKLAND WHICH IS CURRENTLY HOME TO BATS, BADGERS, DEER AND THE RARE JERSEY TIGER MOTH? Unfortunately, planning permission is 100 per cent guaranteed. Because the answer is Croydon – and this is a Brick by Brick application…..

FIRSTLY, THE NEWS: The following appeal to sign a petition opposing plans to build on chalkland in the borough of Croydon has appeared on Crystal Palace Local Facebook: Omar AS shared a link. 14 February at 16:29 Hello all! Please could you give a look at this petition to save a rare type of green … Continue reading OPINION: WHICH COUNCIL-OWNED COMPANY WANTS TO BUILD ON CHALKLAND WHICH IS CURRENTLY HOME TO BATS, BADGERS, DEER AND THE RARE JERSEY TIGER MOTH? Unfortunately, planning permission is 100 per cent guaranteed. Because the answer is Croydon – and this is a Brick by Brick application…..

The case of the roaming rubbish bin….Remembering Ramesh…Pirate radio in Crystal Palace?….Brass band…Orchard planting postponed…and so is Friends of Stambourne Woods event today (Sunday)

Picturesque scene by the 249 bus stop near the corner of Fox Hill and Church Road A Crystal Palace resident has been amazed to learn there was no rubbish problem in the area of the 249 bus stop on Church Road close to its corner with Fox Hill - especially after he took a photo … Continue reading The case of the roaming rubbish bin….Remembering Ramesh…Pirate radio in Crystal Palace?….Brass band…Orchard planting postponed…and so is Friends of Stambourne Woods event today (Sunday)

TRANSFORMING CROYDON TOWN CENTRE SUBWAYS – YOUR CHANCE TO VOTE ON A VARIETY OF IDEAS

The creation of a subterranean mushroom farm, colourful artwork celebrating the different nationalities that call Croydon home, the creation of a new music venue for local artists, drone races and outdoor pursuits such as a climbing wall are just some of the innovative ideas put forward to transform the town centre subways. The Reimagine Croydon’s … Continue reading TRANSFORMING CROYDON TOWN CENTRE SUBWAYS – YOUR CHANCE TO VOTE ON A VARIETY OF IDEAS

DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY SCREENINGS AT THE DAVID LEAN CINEMA

 Singin’ In The Rain is  among the special film screenings for people living with dementia to be shown at Croydon’s David Lean cinema during 2020. This is the second year that the cinema has organised for the films to be put on once a month, where the lights are turned down low and people are … Continue reading DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY SCREENINGS AT THE DAVID LEAN CINEMA

Homeless hub gets continued Government funding….Flytipping crackdown…

A homeless hub set up by Croydon council offering 24-hour, 365-day help to get rough sleepers off the streets has received continued Government funding for an extra year. The Somewhere Safe To Stay hub opened before Christmas to house existing and new rough sleepers while offering same-day assessments of their financial, medical and housing needs … Continue reading Homeless hub gets continued Government funding….Flytipping crackdown…

KEEP FEBRUARY FIZZ-FREE!

Make February Fizz-free - that's the message from Croydon council in a move aimed at lowering obesity rates. The council say they are supporting residents to be healthier and make smart sugar swaps like ditching fizzy drinks throughout February and drinking more water. "Residents can fill up their reusable water bottles for free at a … Continue reading KEEP FEBRUARY FIZZ-FREE!

CROYDON NAMED 2023 LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE “Every school will be involved” – AND IT’S LEWISHAM IN 2021!

Croydon has been named London Borough of Culture for 2023, fending off competition from across the capital. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced the borough’s bid, This is Croydon, had scooped the title and the £1.35m funding award at City Hall this morning (11 February). Croydon 2023 will celebrate the borough’s rich artistic heritage, creativity … Continue reading CROYDON NAMED 2023 LONDON BOROUGH OF CULTURE “Every school will be involved” – AND IT’S LEWISHAM IN 2021!

LAMBETH LIBRARIES AND CROYDON CELEBRATE LGBTQ+HISTORY MONTH

LGBTQ+ List Challenge February is LGBTQ+ History Month and Lambeth Libraries are celebrating the history and achievement of the LGBTQ communities... and we have a challenge for you... How many LGBTQ writers have you read? You may have enjoyed Christopher Isherwood or Radclyffe Hall but have you tried some of the newer writers such as Will Eaves … Continue reading LAMBETH LIBRARIES AND CROYDON CELEBRATE LGBTQ+HISTORY MONTH

Landlords to pay almost £15,000 over unlicensed fatal fire home

A judge has ordered two private landlords to pay a total of £14,858 for illegally renting out an unlicensed house without working smoke alarms to tenants whose teenage son died after it caught fire. When fire broke out at the family home in Thornton Heath on 25 March 2019, the illegally-let house did not have … Continue reading Landlords to pay almost £15,000 over unlicensed fatal fire home

Croydon introduce tougher planning rules on house conversions

Croydon council have confirmed new rules to ensure that planning permission must be applied for before a family home can be converted into shared housing. Until now, owners wanting to turn properties into small houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) with six rooms or fewer have been able to do so without planning permission under the … Continue reading Croydon introduce tougher planning rules on house conversions