CROYDON SCOOP TWO LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHRONICLE AWARDS – finalists in four other categories 

Accepting the Campaign of the Year Award are (L-R): Cllr Tony Newman, Anna Quigley, Cllr Alisa Flemming, Emily Collinsbeare, Cllr Alison Butler. Anna and Emily are both from Croydon council. Croydon council have scooped two awards at a ceremony celebrating the UK’s best initiatives in local government. At the Local Government Chronicle Awards in central … Continue reading CROYDON SCOOP TWO LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHRONICLE AWARDS – finalists in four other categories 

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CROYDON: DEMENTIA ROADSHOWS  “also an opportunity for families and carers of those with dementia to better understand the condition”

Croydon fire officers, leisure centre staff and the council will host dementia awareness roadshows this month to get people thinking about how they can support those living with the condition in the community. Hundreds of people are expected to attend the roadshow sessions and become a Dementia Friend. The free drop-in sessions will take place … Continue reading CROYDON: DEMENTIA ROADSHOWS  “also an opportunity for families and carers of those with dementia to better understand the condition”

LAMBETH SOUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL / CROYDON’S MUSICAL HISTORY CELEBRATED

Lambeth Music Service present the Lambeth Sounds Music Festival, in collaboration with Southbank Centre. 18 to 23 March 2019 at the South Bank’s Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall and Brixton Hill Music Centre Lambeth Sounds Music Festival will capture the energy, passion and focus of young musicians and celebrate the achievements of schools … Continue reading LAMBETH SOUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL / CROYDON’S MUSICAL HISTORY CELEBRATED

CROYDON: FREE CONFERENCE TO SUPPORT HIGH STREET BUSINESSES ACROSS BOROUGH

Croydon council have partnered with  SaveTheHighStreet.org to host a free conference later this month to help support high street businesses across the borough. The Croydon’s High Streets Conference will take place at the Business Xchange Hub, 3-5 Lansdowne Road, on 26 March. Independent cafes, shopkeepers, salons, restaurants, popups, boutiques and other high street businesses, as … Continue reading CROYDON: FREE CONFERENCE TO SUPPORT HIGH STREET BUSINESSES ACROSS BOROUGH

CROYDON EVENT TO SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON HATE CRIME

Croydon council are working with Croydon Voluntary Action  to host a Communities Against Hate Crime event at Croydon Vision next Wednesday (March 13th). The free event starts at 4pm with refreshments and the council is encouraging people to come along and share their views and concerns about this crime. Cllr Hamida Ali, cabinet member for … Continue reading CROYDON EVENT TO SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON HATE CRIME

MP INTRODUCES BILL ON DEFINITION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING “In a wider political environment characterised by a lack of trust in politics, our planning system is part of the problem”

Helen Hayes (centre) at Southwark council's 'Fizz Free' launch MP Helen Hayes has introduced a bill in the House of Commons to define affordable  housing in relation to household incomes. The bill, which would also amend the law relating to land valuation and compensation, is set to get its second reading on Friday March 22nd … Continue reading MP INTRODUCES BILL ON DEFINITION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING “In a wider political environment characterised by a lack of trust in politics, our planning system is part of the problem”

AFFORDABLE HOUSING: HELEN HAYES SPEECH IN FULL

Planning (Affordable Housing and Land Compensation) Helen Hayes I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to define affordable housing in relation to household incomes; to amend the law relating to land valuation and compensation; and for connected purposes. Our post-war planning system is a framework for managing change in … Continue reading AFFORDABLE HOUSING: HELEN HAYES SPEECH IN FULL

CROYDON ENTREPRENEURS WITH DISABILITIES URGED TO JOIN COUNCIL-FUNDED TRAINING COURSE

Croydon entrepreneurs with disabilities are being urged to join a council-funded training course that helps turn their start-up business ideas into reality. From tomorrow (Tuesday 5th March) specialist recruitment consultants and council support workers will run the second Supported Self-Employment Academy (SSEA), which has already helped more than a dozen Croydon businesses get off the … Continue reading CROYDON ENTREPRENEURS WITH DISABILITIES URGED TO JOIN COUNCIL-FUNDED TRAINING COURSE

CROYDON: YOUNG MAYOR’S FUND OPENS FOR BIDS – How to make your ‘pitch’

Young people in Croydon are being given the chance to bid for funding to make their projects helping other young people in the borough a reality. The Croydon Young Mayor’s Fund offers up to £2,000 to groups of young people who live or go to school, college or work in the borough. Croydon Young Mayor … Continue reading CROYDON: YOUNG MAYOR’S FUND OPENS FOR BIDS – How to make your ‘pitch’

CROYDON: YOUNG RECYCLERS LEARN TOP TIPS TO HELP THE PLANET

Croydon council’s education and outreach scheme has visited schools across the borough delivering dozens of assemblies to primary school pupils. More than 13,000 children and young people in Croydon have learned about how to recycle and other environmentally friendly ways of disposing of waste over the past year through a Croydon Council initiative. Croydon Council’s … Continue reading CROYDON: YOUNG RECYCLERS LEARN TOP TIPS TO HELP THE PLANET