Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 2015

Scams Awareness Month: doing it by the letter

2015-07-15T12:14:17+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Recent news|

As Scams Awareness Month enters its third week (Monday 20), Croydon Council’s trading standards team rips open the envelope on scams that arrive in the post, often promising great fortune to the (un)lucky recipient.

The slogan for this year’s campaign is […]

Sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge

2015-07-15T10:08:57+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Recent news|

Children across Croydon are being encouraged to investigate world records and amazing real-life achievements as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2015.

Boasting a Record Breakers theme, this year’s challenge is inviting children and their families to dive into the pages […]

Launch of Lego in borough libraries

2015-07-15T09:28:00+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Recent news|

Building on the lessons learned in the classroom, Croydon children will soon be able to extend their knowledge and learn new skills at their local library as it takes collection of the nation’s favourite toy bricks.

Launching on Monday (20), Croydon’s […]

Teens – enjoy the great outdoors this summer

2015-07-15T09:01:13+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Recent news|

Croydon’s parks will be buzzing from Monday (20) with a range of free fun events for teenagers – with activities ranging from street art and football, to tile painting and cooking.

The council’s street-based youth team is working with the sustainable […]

Majority in favour of 20mph

2015-07-14T15:32:25+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Recent news|

A majority of residents support council plans to introduce 20mph speed limits on roads in the north of the borough.

Residents, businesses and local groups were asked to give their views about introducing them in streets in parts of South Norwood, […]

Croydon Spacehive project hits crowdfunding target

2015-07-14T11:27:11+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Recent news|

Croydon’s first successful “Spacehive” project will see artists have their own dedicated workspace to use as a gallery and to hold exhibitions.

The artist-led group behind the initiative, Turf Projects, has been looking for a place in central Croydon where they […]

Ex-foster mum caught out over £19k fraud

2015-07-14T09:36:57+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Recent news|

A former foster carer has been ordered to carry out 140 hours of unpaid work following a £19k fraud.

Sonia Bennett, of Holmesdale Road, Selhurst, was also handed an eight month prison sentence, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to […]

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