Monthly Archive: March 2015

Period of grace for expired Freedom Passes

Today (Tuesday) is the expiry date for many older persons’ Freedom Passes, and holders are being urged to go online to ensure they can continue to enjoy free travel across the capital. Over the...

Croydon’s cultural revival moves a step forward

Croydon-based consultancy Mott MacDonald and architects Rick Mather, renowned for working on some of the biggest theatres in the country, will oversee the design of the redevelopment of College Green, at the heart of...

Soul II Soul and Tinariwen for Croydon’s Ambition Festival

Chart stars Soul II Soul, Grammy award-winning Tuareg rockers Tinariwen, and legendary dub-reggae producer Mad Professor have been announced as headliners for Croydon’s Ambition Festival this July. A very special guest will join Mad...

Major town centre improvements to take place

Major improvement works to the town centre are to take place over the coming weeks in George Street outside East Croydon, in Old Town and around West Croydon. This is the latest important phase...

Firms warned not to fall for appeal of rates scam

Scammers are targeting Croydon companies with the promise of healthy business-rate rebates and then disappearing with the initial fee handed over by their victims. Croydon Council’s trading standards team is investigating the matter and,...

Be sure to register to be able to vote

Residents are being encouraged to ensure that they are registered to vote in May’s general election. With less than a month to the registration deadline, Croydon Council is reminding residents to make sure their...

Take the test and wise up to your drinking

Booze – how much do you drink, and how much is too much? A new two-minute online test – found at www.croydon.gov.uk/dontbottleitup – offers Croydon residents a simple health check on how much alcohol...

Council fly-tipping campaign gets 230 local recruits

Croydon Council’s campaign to tackle fly-tipping through enforcement and community action now has the support of more than 200 local volunteers and dozens of businesses. Around 205 local residents from across the borough have...

Council seizes property under empty homes clampdown

A four-bedroom house abandoned since the mid-1990s has been commandeered by Croydon Council as part of its clampdown on empty properties. The council officially took possession of the £400,000 detached house in Mitchley Avenue...