Monthly Archive: July 2015

Improvements ahead to ongoing road closure trial

Organisers of a pilot scheme to make a Croydon residential road safer and quieter are removing the northern half of the street closure as the trial project continues. In June Croydon Council and sustainable...

Croydon best-improved in national jobs table

The number of youngsters in training, jobs or education has risen by over 10% in Croydon – the highest increase nationally. Figures released today (27 July) by the Department for Education show that 8,343...

Scams Awareness Month: darkening the doorstep

Winding up Scams Awareness Month, Croydon Council’s trading standards (TS) team turns its attention to doorstep crime for the final week, beginning on Monday (27). The slogan for this year’s campaign is “Don’t be...

Summer of free swimming for under-16s

Free swimming for under-16s is once again on offer at council pools across Croydon this summer. The programme of free swimming sessions runs until 31 August, allowing young people to enjoy the water throughout...

Stones mark borough’s 50th birthday

Twenty stones are to be placed in parks and streets across the borough to celebrate Croydon becoming part of London 50 years ago. Croydon became a London borough on 1 April 1965 by bringing...

Fairfield Halls forecourt to be transformed

The forecourt of Fairfield Halls is set to become a new bar and food space called ‘Transformer’. The space will launch during the Ambition Festival on Thursday, 23 July, and continue throughout the summer....

The four-day weekend starts here

It’s been months in the planning, and has involved many late nights and heavy negotiating but, at last, Ambition Festival is here. Limited tickets remain available for the most hotly anticipated event in a...