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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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  

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

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

MORE THAN 100 VOLUNTEERS THANKED AT SPECIAL PALACE EVENT / MOSAIC SANCTUARY NOW OPEN UNTIL 2 am

Back row from left: Mark Bright (former Crystal Palace FC player); CPFC CEO Brian Alexander. Front row (from left) Croydon Cllr Alison Butler;  Sainsbury’s store manager Allie Mackie; Croydon Churches Floating Shelters volunteer co-ordinator John Broom , and Julia Pitt, Croydon council’s director for Gateway services. More than 100 volunteers who help rough sleepers at … Continue reading MORE THAN 100 VOLUNTEERS THANKED AT SPECIAL PALACE EVENT / MOSAIC SANCTUARY NOW OPEN UNTIL 2 am

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

QUEEN’S HOTEL DECISIONS NEXT WEEK?

Decisions on two planning applications relating to the historic Queen's hotel on Church Road are expected next week, News From Crystal Palace understands. The Planning Inspectorate are currently considering two appeals against refusal of planning permission by Croydon council. The first relates to a refusal by Croydon on October 19 2017: 17/02192/FUL Demolition of existing … Continue reading QUEEN’S HOTEL DECISIONS NEXT WEEK?

“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

SECTION 21: “IF THE GOVERNMENT IS SERIOUS ABOUT ENDING EVICTIONS WHERE THE TENANT IS BLAMELESS, IT NEEDS TO DO MORE” – Councillor / MP QUIZZES GOVERNMENT

Croydon council have also welcomed the "potential" ban on private landlords carrying out evictions with no good reason – but are calling on the Government to give renters even greater protection by reviewing Universal Credit. At its full council meeting last October, Croydon became the first local authority to publicly back the #EndUnfairEvictions campaign, joining … Continue reading SECTION 21: “IF THE GOVERNMENT IS SERIOUS ABOUT ENDING EVICTIONS WHERE THE TENANT IS BLAMELESS, IT NEEDS TO DO MORE” – Councillor / MP QUIZZES GOVERNMENT