NEW ARTS INTERNSHIPS FOR CROYDON YOUNGSTERS AGED 16 TO 24

Image: Sanaa Abstrakt A pioneering new cultural internships programme will offer Croydon’s young people an unprecedented opportunity to gain paid work experience with both internationally-acclaimed and local arts organisations, helping them to kick-start careers in the creative industries. The UK’s leading black theatre company, Talawa; Croydon’s world-class chamber orchestra, the London Mozart Players (LMP); the world-famous The BRIT school; fashion … Continue reading NEW ARTS INTERNSHIPS FOR CROYDON YOUNGSTERS AGED 16 TO 24

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FIVE CROYDON PROJECTS SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL AWARDS

Croydon council say five of their projects have been shortlisted for national awards "after making a positive difference to residents’ lives in a host of different ways." Initiatives to help children make positive life choices, tackle knife crime, support businesses, promote good health and offer early intervention to support residents have all been shortlisted for … Continue reading FIVE CROYDON PROJECTS SHORTLISTED FOR NATIONAL AWARDS

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2018

Image: Lambeth council UPPER NORWOOD WAR MEMORIAL 2018 marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. For the Centenary Commemorations this Sunday (11th) the 1st Crystal Palace Scouts will be organising a display about the First World War and Scouting, which will be set up within the Salvation Army Halls, Westow Street. … Continue reading REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2018

YOUNG PEOPLE IN CARE SHINE BRIGHT AT CROYDON’S FIRST STAR AWARDS

STAR award winners Chloe Shawsmith and Grace Nassuuana (Photo credit Katherine Leesdale) The amazing achievements of children and young people in care and care-leavers have been celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony.   At Croydon’s first STAR Awards, more than 90 inspirational young nominees aged 8-24 won awards across 13 categories, ranging from academic achievement to star … Continue reading YOUNG PEOPLE IN CARE SHINE BRIGHT AT CROYDON’S FIRST STAR AWARDS

PROPERTY COMPANIES FINED £32,000 FOR IGNORING CROYDON’S LANDLORD LICENSING SCHEME – Fire brigade alerted council after safety breaches found

Two private property companies which failed to follow Croydon council’s landlord licensing scheme have been fined a combined total of £32,000 after they appealed against their original penalties. London Fire Brigade officers (LFB) told a judge-led panel that LFB had alerted Croydon council after finding fire safety breaches at a five-storey private residential block. LFB … Continue reading PROPERTY COMPANIES FINED £32,000 FOR IGNORING CROYDON’S LANDLORD LICENSING SCHEME – Fire brigade alerted council after safety breaches found

PHARMACY FINED £8,000 AFTER SELLING RAZOR BLADES TO 15-YEAR-OLD ‘VOLUNTEER’: “Case could have been avoided” says councillor

The owners of a Croydon pharmacy have been fined £8,000 after trading standards officers caught them illegally selling razor blades to a child in an undercover 'sting'. Croydon council prosecuted the owners after a member of staff at its pharmacy in Croydon town was caught selling a packet of five Wilkinson Sword razor blades to … Continue reading PHARMACY FINED £8,000 AFTER SELLING RAZOR BLADES TO 15-YEAR-OLD ‘VOLUNTEER’: “Case could have been avoided” says councillor

THREE-YEAR BAN ON ILLEGAL ‘TRAVELLERS’ IN CROYDON

A three-year injunction protecting highways and green spaces across Croydon was granted in London's High Court yesterday (Thursday). The High Court order bans anyone from occupying land or disposing of waste on more than 200 of the borough’s parks, open spaces, council land and 12 highways. The move follows Croydon winning a temporary injunction earlier … Continue reading THREE-YEAR BAN ON ILLEGAL ‘TRAVELLERS’ IN CROYDON

COUNCIL’S DOUBLE PLEDGE FOR TENANTS RIGHTS

A national campaign to end no-fault private evictions and reintroduce lifetime social tenancies in its own housing stock were both backed at Croydon council's full meeting. Croydon council have now become the first local authority to publicly back the #EndUnfairEvictions campaign, joining Generation Rent, the London Renters’ Union, ACORN and the New Economics Foundation calling for … Continue reading COUNCIL’S DOUBLE PLEDGE FOR TENANTS RIGHTS

TOP ‘DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY’ ACCOLADE FOR CROYDON More than 3,600 people living with condition in borough

Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity, have awarded its highest accolade to Croydon for the significant progress made to support residents living with dementia and their families. The borough has been granted Working towards Dementia Friendly status by the charity. This means that local people, communities and businesses will benefit even more from the … Continue reading TOP ‘DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY’ ACCOLADE FOR CROYDON More than 3,600 people living with condition in borough

MOBO AWARD WINNER BACKS ‘MUSIC CITY’ PLANS FOR CROYDON

Rap stars Nadia Rose, and Krept and Konan, are backing Croydon’s ambitions to become a music city in the style of Nashville or Seattle. Nadia, whose Skwod video won the MOBO award for best video in 2016, says: “Croydon is fast developing a reputation as a hotbed of musical talent and has produced some of … Continue reading MOBO AWARD WINNER BACKS ‘MUSIC CITY’ PLANS FOR CROYDON