24
Feb
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Council pleads for business rates rethink

Croydon Council has warned the government’s business rates revaluation will stunt the borough’s growth and job creation at a time when it is on the cusp of economic success. Borough firms face an average 19 per cent increase in their business rates at a time when they are also facing other costs such as the apprenticeship...
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21
Feb
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Office building to be converted into seven flats

A former office building has been sold to Lindmere Limited for residential conversion under permitted development rights. The property in London Road, Croydon, had been given prior approval for conversion into seven one bedroom flats. The 2,733 sq ft double-fronted Victorian property is situated next to Croydon University Hospital. Richard Plant, head of Stiles Harold...
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20
Feb
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South Norwood street scene works begin

Major improvement works that will boost the street scene in South Norwood are under way. The work programme will firstly focus on Station Road, followed by Market Parade on Portland Road and will help create a more pleasant environment, whilst also giving pedestrians using the area a greater priority. Improvements to the area include the...
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20
Feb
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Croydon house prices up by more than 10 per cent

Croydon ranked seventh of the 33 London boroughs in terms of house price rises during 2016 – with growth throughout the year at more than 10 per cent. Data by online estate agency Emoov suggests growth throughout the capital weakened last year but the momentum in Croydon was maintained with rises of 10.61 per cent....
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19
Feb
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Superdrug cut the ribbon on new Croydon HQ

Superdrug has cut the ribbon on its new Croydon headquarters which will be the base for 500 employees. The new six-floor 55,000 sq ft building, at 51 Sydenham Road, was designed by Morgan Lovell to boost productivity, promote collaboration, increase engament and support a healthy lifestyle. Jo Mackie, Superdrug customer and people director, said: “After...
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19
Feb
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Neon artwork adds a flourish to Surrey Street

An artist whose work has featured in the Saatchi gallery has added her signature neon flourish to Croydon’s Surrey Street. Lauren Baker’s quotation design was installed on Surrey Street footbridge yesterday evening. The quote, which appears handwritten and reads ‘A simple hello could lead to a million things’, aims to bring a positive message to...
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18
Feb
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Thornton Heath gets tree-planting boost

The north of the borough will benefit from the next batch of tree-planting on Croydon’s streets. The area around Thornton Heath is to get 80 new street trees to replace some of those which have been removed due to damage or disease. The project is made possible thanks to a successful bid by Croydon for £13,000 from...
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17
Feb
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Fairfield plans go before committee

The plans for Croydon’s new cultural quarter – including the refurbishment of Fairfield Halls – go before the council’s planning committee on Thursday, February 23.   Enabling works for the ambitious project, which is being delivered by the council’s development company Brick by Brick, are already under way including the first stage of refurbishment work at...
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9
Feb
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Housing provider CCHA celebrates 50 golden years

Community housing provider CCHA has been honoured for its long-serving commitment to providing homes for the local community at a 50th anniversary celebration. Mayor of Croydon Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor and Minister for Housing Gavin Barwell were among more than 60 guests who joined staff and residents at Braithwaite Hall in Croydon. CCHA was established in...
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8
Feb
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Small businesses invited to help set growth agenda

Representatives from small and medium-sized enterprises are being invited to share their views on how Croydon Council can support local companies in becoming more successful. Local businesses from across the borough are welcome to attend the event, which is being hosted by Croydon’s Small Business Commission and will discuss the barriers to and opportunities for growth,...
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