Month

February 2017

Superdrug cut the ribbon on new Croydon HQ

Superdrug has cut the ribbon on its new Croydon headquarters which will be the base for 500 employees. The new six-floor 55,000 sq ft building, at 51 Sydenham Road, was designed by Morgan Lovell to boost productivity, promote collaboration, increase engament and support a healthy lifestyle. Jo Mackie, Superdrug customer and people director, said: “After...
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Neon artwork adds a flourish to Surrey Street

An artist whose work has featured in the Saatchi gallery has added her signature neon flourish to Croydon’s Surrey Street. Lauren Baker’s quotation design was installed on Surrey Street footbridge yesterday evening. The quote, which appears handwritten and reads ‘A simple hello could lead to a million things’, aims to bring a positive message to...
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Thornton Heath gets tree-planting boost

The north of the borough will benefit from the next batch of tree-planting on Croydon’s streets. The area around Thornton Heath is to get 80 new street trees to replace some of those which have been removed due to damage or disease. The project is made possible thanks to a successful bid by Croydon for £13,000 from...
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Fairfield plans go before committee

The plans for Croydon’s new cultural quarter – including the refurbishment of Fairfield Halls – go before the council’s planning committee on Thursday, February 23.   Enabling works for the ambitious project, which is being delivered by the council’s development company Brick by Brick, are already under way including the first stage of refurbishment work at...
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Housing provider CCHA celebrates 50 golden years

Community housing provider CCHA has been honoured for its long-serving commitment to providing homes for the local community at a 50th anniversary celebration. Mayor of Croydon Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor and Minister for Housing Gavin Barwell were among more than 60 guests who joined staff and residents at Braithwaite Hall in Croydon. CCHA was established in...
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Small businesses invited to help set growth agenda

Representatives from small and medium-sized enterprises are being invited to share their views on how Croydon Council can support local companies in becoming more successful. Local businesses from across the borough are welcome to attend the event, which is being hosted by Croydon’s Small Business Commission and will discuss the barriers to and opportunities for growth,...
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College Green regeneration gets a £14.2million funding boost

The government has handed proposals to regenerate College Green – including the refurbishment of Fairfield Halls – a £14.2million funding boost. Croydon Council has been granted the Coast to Capital Partnership funding to enhance the proposals which are designed to create a stunning new cultural quarter. The scheme is being delivered by the council’s own...
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Croydon rolls out more free parking to boost district centres

Croydon is planning an hour of free parking in its district centres in its district centres to boost small businesses. The move, replacing the existing 30 minutes available at park and display bays, goes before the council’s traffic management advisory committee. Due to be rolled out in spring and summer 2017 along with the roll-out...
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Croydon cultural fund makes its first awards

A new council fund – set up to expand Croydon’s cultural scene by helping arts and cultural projects attract major investment – has made its first awards. The Croydonites Festival of New Theatre and the London Mozart Players (LMP) are the first two groups to benefit from Croydon Council’s Cultural Partnership Fund (CPF). Launched last...
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