Monthly Archive: February 2015

Rogue builder duped elderly victims out of thousands

A 77-year-old rogue builder has been spared jail after carrying out a cold-calling campaign on elderly victims who he conned out of several thousands of pounds. Thomas Gumble, of Strathdon Drive, Tooting, was sentenced...

Croydon to host major cycling event

Croydon will step on to the world stage when it hosts a major event in the cycling calendar this summer, with thousands of spectators expected to turn out to see some of Britain’s top...

Alert shopper stops sale of counterfeit fragrances

A shopper smelt something fishy when a youth offered to sell her what appeared to be a quality perfume but was far from such. The second such incident in Surrey Street Market in recent...

Time to start planning for your Big Lunch

With the days lengthening as the year moves into spring, many are looking forward to the summer ahead – and what better way to enjoy it than by having a street party? Once again,...

Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride campaign recruits cadets

The council’s campaign to make Croydon cleaner and greener got some military muscle on Saturday when air cadets cleared rubbish in Coulsdon. Five members of Coulsdon and Purley Air Training Corps marked their recruitment...

BBC London report on flooding

BBC London report on flooding

Croydon Council has been recognised nationally as having been exemplary in dealing with the floods in Purley in February. Despite this, BBC London chose to broadcast two unfounded criticisms on TV and radio recently...

Football fans kick off anniversary games

Young people from Croydon Community Football League are celebrating its successful second birthday with special mini tournaments at Selhurst Sports Arena on Tuesday 24 February and Thursday 26 February. The league brings together young...

Chancellor to support Croydon “growth zone”

The council has welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement that he will be supporting plans for a “growth zone” in Croydon. Croydon was highlighted in a speech given by George Osborne on Friday, when he outlined...

Statement provided regarding Ruskin Private Hire claim for compensation

Statement provided regarding Ruskin Private Hire claim for compensation

An extensive article was published on Friday 13 June which accused the council on several counts, however no mention was made of the council’s official response. The paper has stated the article had already...

Cabinet recommends council tax freeze

The council’s cabinet has delivered one of the administration’s key promises and recommended that council tax is frozen as part of a budget that protects key services, despite facing tough financial challenges in the...