Month

March 2017

Competition to make Croydon a good night out

Local organisations could see their ideas to boost Croydon’s nightlife become a reality thanks to a new council project. Good Evening Croydon is seeking creative concepts that will rejuvenate and energise the night-time economy, as part of the ongoing regeneration in the borough. Proposals should highlight Croydon’s diversity and undiscovered potential as a location for...
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Willmott Dixon building for a bright future

Willmott Dixon has been at the forefront of the country’s largest school-building programme, delivering schemes worth more than £48million over the last five years alone. Croydon Council is continuing to deliver places to meet need across the borough and its latest commitments include provision for 1,500 primary and 4,000 secondary spaces with the intention of...
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Shifa is blazing a trail for regeneration

Shifa Mustafa was appointed as Executive Director of Place last October to lead Croydon Council on safety, streets, development, regeneration, culture and planning. Her appointment came after her predecessor Jo Negrini was promoted to the role of the council’s chief executive. With more than 30 years’ experience working in local government, Shifa arrived from Kingston Council...
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News in Brief

HOUSE PRICES CONTINUE ON UPWARD CURVE Croydon will continue to be see some of the capital’s highest house price growth during 2017 despite slowdowns elsewhere being seen as inevitable. Research from Garrington Property Finders predicts 15 per cent increases during the year, a figure likely only to be less than Havering and Barking & Dagenham...
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Croydon Pridefest returns for 2017

Croydon PrideFest is to return to the borough on Saturday 15 July 2017. The celebration of the local LGBT+ community will begin with a Pride parade that will travel along North End, through central Croydon and past the town hall, to the main festival area in the Queen’s Gardens where there will be live music,...
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Croydon celebrates its apprentices

Apprentices working across the council were celebrated at a special event held in recognition of National Apprenticeship Week. Keen to ensure learning-on-the-job opportunities are made available to local job seekers, Croydon not only offer apprenticeships within the council itself, but has ensured its contractor partners also reap the benefits of taking on young learners. The...
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A joined up approach to improving Croydon’s infrastructure

A joined-up approach is being taken to delivering the infrastructure improvements which form a key part of the regeneration of Croydon. Nigel Turner, executive director of the Kier Group which is carrying out many of the improvements including landscaping of the Wellesley Road, told a Develop Croydon-organised gathering at MIPIM 2017 about the planning needed...
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Brick by Brick seeking delivery partners

The council’s own development company has submitted 30 planning applications over the last four months as it delivers new housing schemes throughout the borough. Speaking a year on from the official launch of Brick by Brick, its managing director Colm Lacey told a Brunch on the Beach held by the Develop Croydon delegation at MIPIM...
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