November 2017

Pocket Living given the green light in Croydon

Pocket Living has just secured planning permission for its first development in the borough, at Addiscombe Grove. Of the 153 homes being built, 112 will be affordable Pocket homes made available for local first-time buyers. The 21-storey building has been designed by architects Metropolitan Workshop, who also designed the company’s landmark ceramic tower in Mapleton Crescent,...
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Free outdoor gym to open in New Addington

The first of five new outdoor gyms for Croydon’s parks officially opens in New Addington next weekend. A launch event is planned for 11am – 1pm on Saturday 18 November. There will be demonstrations on how to use the equipment, free goodie bags, and talks on how easy it is to swap to a healthier...
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Rail franchise including Southern could be broken up

The much-criticised company which operates trains in Croydon looks set to be broken up. Southern, which became part of Govia Thameslink Railway in 2015, has since been hit by extensive strike action with both drivers and crew. Now an official government report suggests the merger of Southern with Thameslink and Great Northern has contributed to...
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East Croydon and New Addington to get street vacuums

East Croydon and New Addington are set to become the latest areas of the borough to get street vacuums as part of an ongoing £1.3m council investment in new cleaning equipment. In August the council unveiled eight specialist vacuum cleaners in Croydon town centre, Broad Green and Norbury that collect litter more efficiently. The vacuums...
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Work underway on 96 new homes at Lombard House

Work has begun on 96 new apartments on the site of the former Lombard House office block. Bellway Homes are delivering the scheme in Purley Way, which features 31 affordable homes for rent, a 57-space car park and 198 bicycle spaces, having secured planning permission two years ago. “We’re proud to be starting work on...
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