January 2018

Radio 4 celebrates Croydon Crocus Farm

Croydon’s Saffron Central was in the spotlight on Sunday 28th January, as it featured in Radio 4’s Yasmin Khan programme, Britain’s Secret Saffron Story. In summer 2015, in Queens Garden, a new crocus farm was created after a local resident, Ally McKinley, discovered that Croydon’s name was thought to mean ‘crocus valley’ in Anglo-Saxon. He...
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Good Evening Croydon winner revealed

A new board games café has been crowned winner of the Good Evening Croydon competition. Ludoquist Board Games Café beat competition from four other finalists, who were shortlisted for the ideas they put forward to boost the borough’s night-time offering. The contest was run as part of Croydon’s ongoing regeneration and the Croydon Growth Zone...
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Lumiere London 2018 lights are coming to Croydon

The Lumiere London 2018 festival of lights has been drawing the crowds across the capital and many of the incredible artwork are now coming to Croydon. Commissioned by the Mayor of London, the 2018 festival’s artwork reimagines London’s architecture and streets, transforming the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition. And now the main festival...
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Croydon to publish developers’ viability reports

Developers in Croydon will now have the viability appraisal submitted as part of their planning applications made public. The reports are submitted to provide evidence of the developers’ capability to meet all planning requirements, including meeting the levels of affordable housing required by the council as the local planning authority. Previously applicants could request for...
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Regus move into Croydon Interchange

Tristan Capital Partners and Canmoor Asset Management have leased the first floor of Croydon Interchange to global serviced office group IWG, formerly Regus. The 18,500 sq ft letting is understood to have signed at the end of last year and been the largest letting in Croydon in 2017. Interchange is now 80% let to occupiers...
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Croydon’s cultural future discussed at inaugural congress

The future of culture in Croydon was the focus of over 200 delegates who attended the borough’s inaugural Congress on Culture. As Croydon awaits the outcome of its bid to be crowned London’s first Borough of Culture in 2019, a wide range of partners, local arts organisations and stakeholders came together to explore the role...
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