Month

July 2017

Council agrees £25m funding to make rents more affordable

Croydon Council is to invest £25m in more affordable housing via a new independent charity that guarantees cheaper rents for local people. Last month the council’s cabinet agreed the setting up of an independent charity provisionally called Croydon Homes to rent out 340 local homes costing 65% of the usual private rent. This £25m allows...
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Upper Norwood Library reopens after councils combine

Upper Norwood Library Hub has reopened after a major refurbishment. Work to the roof, floors and internal decoration of the 116-year-old library is creating a bright, contemporary space for locals to use. Croydon Council has committed to providing £110,000 per year to support the community-led project, of which Lambeth Council is co-sponsor. Community hub director...
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Fiveways consultation gets under way

A public consultation has begun on proposals to radically transform Fiveways in Waddon. The first of six exhibitions outlining the proposals by Transport for London and Croydon Council takes place on Tuesday, June 18. New junction layouts to reduce congestion and make the road network safer are proposed for the key interchange – currently a...
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Women in the spotlight at equality exhibition

An equality and diversity exhibition will take place at Norwich Union House in George Street, Croydon, from July 17 to 28. Open daily from Monday to Friday between noon and 5pm and organised by Centric Community Projects, it will feature display modules in disability, gender and influential women. The evolving exhibition which walks you through...
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Free parking introduced in Croydon’s district centres

Shoppers and traders are beginning to feel the benefit of a council move to make the first hour of parking in the borough’s district centres free of charge. Croydon Council is making it easier for customers to visit local shops and increase trade in Croydon’s nine district centres. The new arrangement replaces the existing 30...
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Southern Rail owners to fund £13.4m improvement package

Go Ahead Group, operators of the troubled Southern Rail franchise which operates the majority of services through Croydon, has announced £13.4million will be spent on vital improvements. The package, agreed with the Department for Transport, will fund performance and passenger improvements across the network. The money will be allocated as follows: £7m for DfT projects...
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Inspired summer party to showcase investment opportunities

Get some property insights at a summer party entitled Invest Brilliantly being hosted at the TMRW tech hub at Byte Café in Croydon. Inspired Homes are collaborating with Holborn Property are teaming up to host the event from 7-11pm on Thursday, July 13. A panel of property experts will join chair Vanessa Warwick, co-founder of...
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Boost for South Norwood streetscape

The next phase of improvement works to enhance the street scene in South Norwood get under way today (Monday). The programme of works will be carried out at Market Parade on Portland Road, to create a more pleasant environment and start as works to nearby Station Road near completion. Improvements include the removal of old...
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Great North Wood gets a new lease of life

The ancient Great North Wood that gave its name to the Norwood wards is to be celebrated and partially revived thanks to a £700,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Over the next four years Croydon Council will be supporting the London Wildlife Trust as they work on a collaborative project with volunteers, community groups,...
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Croydon celebrates UK Employability Day

A series of skills and employment workshops aimed at helping people into work are being held next week to celebrate UK Employability Day. Croydon Works, Good Employer Croydon and London Learning Consortium have teamed up to run the event on Friday 14 July, where interactive sessions on the world of work will be taking place...
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