‘STAMP IT OUT’: ILLEGAL TOBACCO AWARENESS CAMPAIGN BACKED BY LAMBETH – AS CROYDON POLICE SEIZE 10,000 CIGARETTES

  Criminals are reaping in over £100 million a year from London’s trade in illegal tobacco and undermining efforts to support smokers to quit. Lambeth is not immune, say the council. On July 29th council trading standards along with public health colleagues, will have a sniffer dog Roadshow unit situated at Tunstall Road opposite Brixton … Continue reading ‘STAMP IT OUT’: ILLEGAL TOBACCO AWARENESS CAMPAIGN BACKED BY LAMBETH – AS CROYDON POLICE SEIZE 10,000 CIGARETTES

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LOCAL GREEN SPACES: CROYDON WANT YOUR VIEWS

Croydon council are currently undertaking a Partial Review of the Croydon Local Plan, find out more about the Partial Review process here.  Local Green Space designation is an extra layer of protection against development for parks and green spaces. For an area to be identified as a Local Green Space, it has to meet the following criteria from the … Continue reading LOCAL GREEN SPACES: CROYDON WANT YOUR VIEWS

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION SPECIAL: “As of December 2018 Croydon had not added anything to its disclosure log for 17 months”

The Campaign for Freedom of Information's comments on Croydon contained in the report are as follows: Page Nine Two requests to Croydon for information about planning applications were outstanding after 104 and 64 working days respectively. The council later explained that it had changed its FOI email address but that its old mailbox, which was … Continue reading FREEDOM OF INFORMATION SPECIAL: “As of December 2018 Croydon had not added anything to its disclosure log for 17 months”

SOUTHWARK AND CROYDON WIN AWARDS

Southwark council win 'Living Wages Places Champion Award' for Dedication to Real Living Wage At the annual Living Wage Champion Awards, Southwark council was recognised for its commitment to the Living Wage, both as an accredited employer and for its role influencing other businesses in the borough to pay the real Living Wage. Southwark was … Continue reading SOUTHWARK AND CROYDON WIN AWARDS

COMPANY FINED £10,000 FOR SELLING KNIFE ONLINE – First successful case of its kind

A Home Office-backed pilot nationwide clampdown against illegal online knife sales to children has secured its first successful prosecution led by Croydon council. A company was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay over £2,250 in costs after pleading guilty at Croydon magistrates court on Tuesday (25 June) to selling a knife online to a child. … Continue reading COMPANY FINED £10,000 FOR SELLING KNIFE ONLINE – First successful case of its kind

CROYDON: PrideFest launched

The hugely popular Pride celebration – the second largest in the capital – returns to Croydon’s Wandle park on Saturday 13 July for the fourth year running, with organisers promising it will be bigger, better and more diverse than ever. MOBO award-winning rapper Lady Leshurr, Soju from reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Croydon’s … Continue reading CROYDON: PrideFest launched

‘DON’T MESS WITH CROYDON – TAKE PRIDE’ WINS NATIONAL AWARD

Dedicated community champions have helped Croydon win a national award for Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride’s work to keep the borough tidy.   . The long-running campaign partnered with Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean for a month-long campaign earlier this year. Croydon council helped the borough’s 381 Street Champions organise 21 … Continue reading ‘DON’T MESS WITH CROYDON – TAKE PRIDE’ WINS NATIONAL AWARD

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT PROGRAMME TRAINS VOLUNTEER MUMS

A peer support group that provides a lifeline to mums and babies in Croydon has launched to coincide with Breastfeeding Celebration Week. The New Addington Mum2Mum breastfeeding peer support programme, which is funded by Croydon council and run by Croydon Health Services, trains volunteer mums to help other parents with breastfeeding. The volunteers are trained … Continue reading BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT PROGRAMME TRAINS VOLUNTEER MUMS

McDONALD’S RETURNING TO THE TRIANGLE? ‘TAKEAWAY ONLY’ PLANNED IN FORMER LIVING WATER SATISFIES PREMISES

McDonald's could be returning to the Triangle - moving in to the former Living Water Satisfies premises on Westow Street. A planning application has been submitted by the burger chain's head office to Croydon council for a fascia sign and a projecting sign,- at 46-48 Westow Street on the corner of Haynes Lane. But it … Continue reading McDONALD’S RETURNING TO THE TRIANGLE? ‘TAKEAWAY ONLY’ PLANNED IN FORMER LIVING WATER SATISFIES PREMISES

EIGHT NEW BRICK BY BRICK SITES IN UPPER NORWOOD INCLUDING CARBERRY ROAD CAR PARK – Garages near College Green also ‘selected’

Eight new sites in Crystal Palace  to build more 'Brick by Brick' homes have been selected by Croydon council - including the car park used by residents in Carberry Road off Westow Street. Croydon council's cabinet gave the go ahead to selling 60 sites at their meeting last night (Monday). The sites in Crystal Palace … Continue reading EIGHT NEW BRICK BY BRICK SITES IN UPPER NORWOOD INCLUDING CARBERRY ROAD CAR PARK – Garages near College Green also ‘selected’