A fraudster who used someone else’s blue badge to park his £120,000 Porsche and a Mercedes in privileged positions has been ordered to pay more than £5,000 in costs - with a £1,500 fine on top. The driver admitted five counts of fraud after displaying a blue badge in his black Porsche when he parked … Continue reading BLUE BADGE FRAUDSTER TOLD TO PAY £5,000 COSTS (and fined £1,500 on top)
Employers across the borough of Croydon are being asked to sign up for a free training course this month about how to attract and keep staff with disabilities. Tickets are still available for the Disability Confident training event on Wednesday 25 July and Thursday 26 July at Croydon town hall, which will give up to … Continue reading EMPLOYERS INVITED TO GET ‘DISABILITY-SAVVY’
The delivery of more than 200,000 new bins across Croydon began yesterday (Monday) in an effort to boost recycling rates in the borough. Most residents will receive a new 240-litre paper recycling bin and a 180-litre general waste bin over the coming weeks with the first set to arrive on Monday. Existing landfill bins will … Continue reading NEW BINS TO BE DELIVERED AHEAD OF RECYCLING DRIVE
FREE SWIMS FOR CROYDON'S UNDER-16s Young people aged 16 and under can keep cool and get active this summer, when free swimming sessions at Croydon’s five leisure centres return on 21 July. There were more than 20,000 visits last year. People will be able to complete an application form online through the Better website: https://www.better.org.uk/freeswimcroydon, … Continue reading FREE SWIMS FOR CROYDON’S UNDER-16s / “CAPITAL’S WAGES NOT KEEPING PACE WITH INFLATION” – LONDON LABOUR / CONTINUING BAN ON DEMOS OUTSIDE ABORTION CLINIC BACKED / GREEN PARTY LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES / SECOND LANDOWNER PROSECUTED FOR NOT CLEARING FLY-TIPPING
Croydon council have cooked up a new idea to deal with potholes on the borough's roads: Microwave them! They say new thermal technology allows contractors to heat the existing damaged road material until it is soft enough to be reshaped as a partial filling for the pothole, speeding repair times by up to 40per cent. … Continue reading MICROWAVE THAT POTHOLE!
Young people in Croydon can access a fantastic array of free activities when school is out, with parks sessions, pop-ups and projects happening throughout July and August 2018. From DJ masterclasses to drama productions; seven-a-side football sessions to enterprise and employability workshops; music and art projects to confidence-building and counselling, there is a huge range … Continue reading SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER!
Croydon Mayor Bernadette Khan and Cllr Patsy Cummings (Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood ward) A unique flag was flown above Croydon town hall on Friday (22 June), to mark the UK’s inaugural Windrush Day – a celebration of the rich diversity that British Commonwealth citizens bring to the borough. The day marks 70 years since … Continue reading WINDRUSH DAY CELEBRATED
NEW BINS FOR RESIDENTS IN MAJOR RECYCLING DRIVE - plans to hit 50 per cent target Residents across the borough of Croydon will get new bins and new collection dates under council plans to hit a 50 per cent recycling target. From this week leaflets are hitting doorsteps across the borough about changes being introduced … Continue reading NEW BINS FOR RESIDENTS IN MAJOR RECYCLING DRIVE – plans to hit 50 per cent target / “HELP US GET PLASTIC OUT OF THE FOOD CHAIN” SAYS STREET CHAMPION / GET COMPOSTING! – It’s easy and it’s good for the Earth!
Sprinklers have so far been installed in around 400 homes under Croydon council’s ongoing fire safety upgrade programme launched in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy. After the fire on 14 June last year, Croydon announced it would retrofit sprinklers in its tallest high-rise blocks, approving a £10 million programme in 25 blocks of 10-12 … Continue reading GRENFELL TOWER TRAGEDY: AROUND 400 CROYDON COUNCIL HIGH-RISE HOMES NOW HAVE SPRINKLERS
From Peoples Audit @PeoplesAudit For the next few weeks, many Councils (& other orgs like @TfL) must open their books to public inspection. Public rights are here: https://www.nao.org.uk/code-audit-practice/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/03/Council-accounts-a-guide-to-your-rights.pdf Our audit guide is here: http://www.thepeoplesaudit.info/guide-to-audit-rights/ … Don't miss this important chance for a #peoplesaudit. #transparency From: National Audit Office: 2014 Local Audit and Accountability Act (Words in … Continue reading CALLING ALL RESIDENTS OF BROMLEY, CROYDON, LEWISHAM AND SOUTHWARK – YOUR CHANCE TO INSPECT YOUR COUNCIL’S BOOKS!!!!!!!…..and here’s how to do it: