Month

January 2017

Artwork brings a splash of colour to Thornton Heath

Buildings in Thornton Heath are to be given a splash of colour when they are decorated with murals and public artwork celebrating the local area, over the coming months. As part of the council’s £2.7m investment in the area, four artists with strong local connections were appointed following a competitive process, to create designs for...
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Get the best view of Croydon throughout 2017

The very best of Croydon will continue to be showcased throughout 2017 thanks to The View. A joint initiative between Develop Croydon and the Croydon Partnership, the venue provides a much-needed marketing and events space with panoramic views of the town. Given an appropriate name due to its panoramic views of the town, The View...
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Croydon Reuse Organisation pop-up to launch in Church Road

Upcycled furniture and Cr’Oyster mushroom starter kits will be among the offerings at the launch of CRO – the borough’s newest not for profit ‘pop-up’ enterprise. The Croydon Reuse Organisation (CRO) is launching at 1 Church Road on Friday, February 3 (4-8pm) to showcase the organisation’s two strands of operation – the production of furniture made with...
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Spotlight on £1.1m Surrey Street market revamp

Traders and local businesses have been updated on how plans for the upgrade of the historic Surrey Street market are progressing at a well-attended event. The 700-year-old market is set for a £1.1m renovation after the council secured an additional £600,000 on top of the £500,000 funding it acquired last year. Proposals for the site include...
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Oakwood wins approval for luxury homes in Sanderstead

Eight luxury homes will be built on a leafy site in Sanderstead after Croydon Council granted planning permission. The five-bedroom homes will be built on land currently occupied by a single dilapidated house which borders Purley Downs Golf Club. Work on the homes, which will include the provision of parking and landscaping as well as...
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Gatwick Airport to become carbon neutral by the spring

Gatwick Airport expects to become Britain’s first carbon neutral airport by this spring. The airport has joined the RE100 renewable electricity alliance – joining the likes of Ikea, Apple and BT among companies driving the corporate adoption of renewable energy sources. With 80 per cent of its carbon footprint coming from energy consumption, Gatwick intends...
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Croydon’s £160m plan to build five new schools

Five new schools will be built and more than 6,000 school places created over the next three as part of a £160million plan initiated by Croydon Council. The authority has detailed how it will continue to keep up with rising numbers of school-age children in the borough. This builds on the work done over recent...
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