Month

July 2017

Croydon’s long-term commitment for homeless people

A new contract will see 338 units at three sites in London Road, Croydon, provide accommodation for homeless people over the next 40 years. Croydon Council has struck a deal with the buildings’ landlord Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund to continue using Concord House, Sycamore House and Windsor House as temporary accommodation. The council will...
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Develop Croydon proud to support Warhol Croydon

Self by Andy Warhol, licenced by Dreamtime A commemoration of Andy Warhol, 30 years after the artist’s death, is set to attract tens of thousands of extra visitors into Croydon in September. The award-winnng RISEgallery is delivering Warhol Croydon, a groundbreaking programme of free events, throughout the month, as a tribute to the life and...
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Council leader demands start to new shopping centre

Council leader Tony Newman has told the Croydon Partnership to ‘get a move on’ with building its new shopping centre according to reports in the Croydon Advertiser. Westfield and Hammerson came together under a blaze of publicity in January 2013 to announce a joint venture to rebuild the dilapidated Whitgift Shopping Centre. The landmark scheme...
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Government departments taking space in Weatherill House

Part of Croydon Council’s headquarters are to be leased to Home Office and the Department for Work and Pensions as the borough looks to get maximum benefit from Weatherill House. The construction of the state-of-the-art premises earlier this decade attracted controversy but the current administration has leased out space to provide value for the borough....
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Flagging up ten great green spaces in Croydon

Ten parks and open spaces in Croydon have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world. The international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that spaces boast the highest possible environmental standards, are beautifully maintained, and have excellent visitor facilities....
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Warhol month paints Croydon in a new light

Tens of thousands of extra visitors will be welcomed to Croydon in September as the town commemorates Andy Warhol, 30 years after the artist’s death. Croydon’s award-winning RISEgallery is delivering a groundbreaking programme of free events throughout the month, under the theme ‘Warhol Croydon’, as a tribute to the life and work of one of...
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Croydon Works celebrates a successful first year

Local businesses, employees and apprentices came together to celebrate the successful first year of Croydon Works. The jobs brokerage service was set up by the council and partners to ensure residents benefit from the employment opportunities created through the borough’s regeneration, in particular those with barriers to employment. The free-to-use professional recruitment service is designed...
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Croydon Youth Congress: Skills and jobs should be top priority

Hundreds of youngsters who attended Croydon’s first Youth Congress told the council they see skills and training for employment as their chief priority. Organised by the Croydon Strategic Partnership, the congress brought together young people from every secondary school in the borough, a wide variety of clubs, youth groups, and other organisations. Dave Slade (pictured),...
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Crystal Palace and Thornton Heath hot spots for first-time buyers

Crystal Palace is the capital’s hot-spot for first-time buyers in their 20s according to a new survey. With its alternative vibe and burgeoning café culture, estate agents Bairstow Eves and Countrywide found younger first-time buyers were snapping up one in four homes – at an average purchase price of £330,000. Thornton Heath is another hot...
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