New ‘school streets’ planned

Even more pupils are set to have safer and healthier journeys to school when 10 further Schools Streets are introduced in September, taking the total in the borough to 21, say Croydon council. Among the latest to get 'School Streets' are St Joseph’s Catholic junior school, Woodend, Upper Norwood; and Oasis academy Reylands, Oakley Road … Continue reading New ‘school streets’ planned

Labour council leader asks people to support their local businesses: “They have been there for us – now it is time for us to be there for them”

From Croydon council leader Cllr Tony Newman: Throughout this pandemic, we have seen so many Croydon businesses going the extra mile – from offering free meals to NHS workers, to donating to foodbanks – and simply going above and beyond to be there for their customers in the most challenging of circumstances. We have seen … Continue reading Labour council leader asks people to support their local businesses: “They have been there for us – now it is time for us to be there for them”

More than 7,000 businesses given advice by Croydon council on re-opening

More than 7,000 local businesses with essential advice including how to carry out risk assessments, apply for temporary permits to put tables and chairs on the streets, and other industry-specific guidance for hotels, heritage sites - and more - by Croydon council. Restaurants, pubs, places of worship, community centres, outdoor playgrounds and gyms, hairdressers and … Continue reading More than 7,000 businesses given advice by Croydon council on re-opening

Council leader welcomes £4 million Government help towards caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children – but Croydon say there’s still a £5 million shortfall

New government investment of £4 million towards the borough’s cost of caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children has been welcomed by Croydon council leader Cllr Tony Newman. Over the last decade Croydon has looked after more than 5,000 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) because a local Home Office immigration centre acts as a major UK entry point … Continue reading Council leader welcomes £4 million Government help towards caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children – but Croydon say there’s still a £5 million shortfall

New Croydon fund helps freelance artists, performers and creative practitioners

A new fund is offering freelance artists, performers, musicians and other creative practitioners in Croydon grants of up to £1,000 and business support to help them during the coronavirus pandemic. Croydon council are working with the Croydon Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) and the Greater London Authority to offer £25,000 to support independent creatives in the borough. … Continue reading New Croydon fund helps freelance artists, performers and creative practitioners

Helping you to travel and shop local safely

From Croydon council: A raft of new initiatives will help residents and visitors stay safe while travelling and supporting local shops in Croydon as more businesses prepare to reopen this week. In line with government guidance, around 60% of Croydon’s businesses are planning to open their doors on 15 June for the first time since … Continue reading Helping you to travel and shop local safely

Director of public health urges residents to keep safe over Covid-19: “Now is not the time to be complacent.”

Croydon's director of public health Rachel Flowers is calling on borough residents to continue following government rules on social distancing and hygiene to avoid Covid-19 spreading further. Over the weekend, The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) expressed concern some people were not following social distancing rules, increasing the risk of infection levels widening. … Continue reading Director of public health urges residents to keep safe over Covid-19: “Now is not the time to be complacent.”

Croydon “unites to drive post-Covid economic revival”

Croydon council say they are "uniting the public, private and voluntary sector at a local and regional level to drive the borough’s post-Covid economic revival and ensure a fairer, sustainable future."  A cabinet report sets out plans for a Sustainable Economic Renewal Board, including key local and regional stakeholders including the Greater London Authority (GLA), Coast … Continue reading Croydon “unites to drive post-Covid economic revival”

Consultation launched on plans to upgrade both Brighton Mainline and East Croydon station

Residents and commuters are being encouraged to have their say on plans to improve the Brighton Main Line and transform East Croydon station, strengthening Croydon’s excellent transport links and importance as an economic centre for London and the South East. The proposals from Network Rail would mean a more reliable, frequent and faster rail service … Continue reading Consultation launched on plans to upgrade both Brighton Mainline and East Croydon station

Council calls for sustainable social care funding

Croydon council  leader Cllr Tony Newman has called on the government to sustainably fund the care sector as a report into the borough’s ongoing Covid-19 support for vulnerable residents was made public. All councils are required to send ministers a letter and form outlining their ongoing care homes response during the pandemic. A council statement … Continue reading Council calls for sustainable social care funding