PRIVATELY-OWNED CROYDON PROPERTIES LEFT DERELICT TO BECOME COUNCIL TENANTS HOMES

Foxley Lane before.... Two privately-owned Croydon properties left derelict for a combined period of 30 years are set to become homes for council tenants thanks to major renovation works. The three-bedroom home in Coulsdon and four-bedroom house in Purley have now been renovated and extended to become one large four-bedroom and four two-bedroom properties. The … Continue reading  PRIVATELY-OWNED CROYDON PROPERTIES LEFT DERELICT TO BECOME COUNCIL TENANTS HOMES

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LABOUR COUNCILLOR CRITICISES BRICK BY BRICK

Veteran Labour councillor Pat Ryan has criticised his own council's Brick by Brick housing scheme. He says two of the developments in Upper Norwood which Croydon council planning committees approved for the council's own company - at Ravensdale Gardens and Auckland Rise - have left a lot to be desired. "I wasn't at all impressed. … Continue reading LABOUR COUNCILLOR CRITICISES BRICK BY BRICK

OPINION – A BRICK TOO FAR

Brick by Brick's latest plans - this time to build flats where three sets of garages stand on Bedwardine Road which abuts Westow park- are a brick too far. Bedwardine Road sits just off the Triangle where parking is a major problem. The outside car park behind Sainsburys used to be a public car park … Continue reading OPINION – A BRICK TOO FAR

PUB PLANS WITHDRAWN

Plans to turn the former Plumbase DIY store on Westow Hill into a pub were suddenly withdrawn today (Tuesday). News From Crystal Palace reported on residents opposition to the plans only yesterday. One delighted resident told NFCP: "We've been bowled over with the amount of support there's been in the community. "It shows what a … Continue reading PUB PLANS WITHDRAWN

RESIDENTS FIGHT PLANS FOR ANOTHER WESTOW HILL PUB

Residents living on the Upper Norwood Triangle are opposing plans for yet another pub on Westow Hill - even though council planning officers are recommending them for approval. The Antic Pub Co originally asked for the former Plumbase DIY store - which was built as a Burton tailoring shop - to open until 2am on … Continue reading RESIDENTS FIGHT PLANS FOR ANOTHER WESTOW HILL PUB

CROYDON COUNCIL OFFERS TO BUY A HOTEL

Croydon council have made an offer for the freehold of the Croydon Park hotel in what it calls "part of its drive to seek innovative ways to generate income for frontline services." The offer has been accepted and the authority is now in the final stage of the purchase, which is expected to generate around … Continue reading CROYDON COUNCIL OFFERS TO BUY A HOTEL

MOTORISTS WARNED OVER SECOND-HAND TYRE SAFETY

Motorists are being warned to check when they buy second—hand tyres after trading standards visits uncovered illegal sales. Croydon council officers carried out six covert test purchases in June on a random selection of retailers across the borough, and when tested all six tyres were illegal. Three were dangerous: • One had a long cut … Continue reading MOTORISTS WARNED OVER SECOND-HAND TYRE SAFETY

NEW PLANNING DOCUMENT ON SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT IN CROYDON

Documents setting out planning guidance for the borough and how the council will "engage with stakeholders" are now available for comment. Croydon council plan to introduce a Suburban Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD2), as well as revising its Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). "The SPD2 supports the policies adopted in the Croydon Local Plan … Continue reading NEW PLANNING DOCUMENT ON SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT IN CROYDON

STREET LIVE CROYDON THIS MONTH

Street Live goes from strength to strength as September arrives with more live music, street dance and the highly-acclaimed Made In Croydon street market, bringing the High Street to life. Delivered by Croydon council and Croydon BID, Street Live has been transforming the High Street area into a hive of activity for all ages throughout … Continue reading STREET LIVE CROYDON THIS MONTH

ONE HOUR WORKSHOPS TO HELP KIDS AGED NINE TO 14 FEEL SAFE

Croydon council are to fund two youth engagement workers to help support vulnerable young people in schools. Starting this month, the workers will facilitate six weekly, one-hour workshops to help nine to 14-year-olds keep themselves safe, and support their transition between primary and secondary education. The safety advice will include understanding the risks of carrying … Continue reading ONE HOUR WORKSHOPS TO HELP KIDS AGED NINE TO 14 FEEL SAFE