22
Mar
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Croydon community arts thriving this summer

Croydon is lining up an exciting summer programme following funding awards for community arts groups. Highlights include an international festival of live performance and visual arts; a high-impact theatre production inspired by young people from Croydon; the return of the Crystal Palace Festival; a new Festival of Peace; and another series of LMP on the...
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20
Mar
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Croydon awarded grant to develop Creative Enterprise Zone

Croydon could become home to one of the capital’s first Creative Enterprise Zones after receiving a grant of £50,000 to develop their bid. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced the successful applicants who will now go on to compete to home one of three Creative Enterprise Zones, with the winners confirmed later this...
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19
Mar
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Negrini: Croydon’s “attitude” is key to town’s transformation

Jo Negrini believes the “attitude” of the residents and people working in the borough is the main reason for Croydon’s remarkable transformation in recent years. The Chief Executive of Croydon Council was speaking at a brunch event at MIPIM – the world’s largest real estate exhibition – in Cannes last week. Recalling a conversation she...
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16
Mar
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MIPIM 2018 hears why the GLA “loves Croydon” so much

Love was definitely in the air as an international audience heard about the exciting developments happening in Croydon – transforming the town into a fantastic place to work, live and play. The Croydon: It’s Happening debate at MIPIM – the world’s largest real estate exhibition – drew a big crowd to the London Stand this...
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15
Mar
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Fairfield Halls set to fully reopen by the end of March 2019

A cabinet report released ahead of a Croydon Council meeting on Monday (March 19), outlined the progress of the £30 million redevelopment and gave a date for a full opening. It states: “In terms of the timescale for the works overall, the concert hall will be available by the end of this year with a...
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13
Mar
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Morello Phase II ready to deliver a further 445 new homes for Croydon

The Morello Quarter Phase II development is ready to start on site this year, subject to receiving planning consent, and would deliver a further 445 new homes to Croydon. The major residential-led regeneration scheme follows the completion of the first phase last year, which included 297 1/2/3 bedroom apartments plus secure basement parking for 118...
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12
Mar
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Croydon’s cultural scene gains momentum

Croydon’s culture scene will be boosted with new plans to develop its events programme, rejuvenate its libraries and enhance its museum, alongside the £30million revamp of the Fairfield Halls. With major festivals like Croydon International Mela, Pride and Dance Umbrella becoming fixtures on the borough’s cultural calendar, a Croydon Council cabinet report has outlined plans...
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12
Mar
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Council completes 20mph limit scheme

Croydon is now a full 20mph borough after its fifth and final area went live. The new speed limit applies to all streets in Purley, Woodcote, Kenley, Coulsdon and Old Coulsdon, plus parts of Sanderstead and South Croydon. The exceptions to the new 20mph limit in Area 5 are private roads, Transport for London red...
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9
Mar
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How Croydon’s skyline has changed over the decade

  What a difference 10 years makes. These photos taken a decade apart demonstrate the breath-taking pace of change across Croydon. The first was taken in 2007, when Stiles Harold Williams (SHW) moved to its new South London HQ on the 7th floor of 69 Park Lane. Croydon Council’s former home, Taberner House, is still...
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9
Mar
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How Croydon’s skyline has changed over the decade

  What a difference 10 years makes. These photos taken a decade apart demonstrate the breath-taking pace of change across Croydon. The first was taken in 2007, when Stiles Harold Williams (SHW) moved to its new South London HQ on the 7th floor of 69 Park Lane. Croydon Council’s former home, Taberner House, is still...
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