Monthly Archive: August 2015

Finding out what the community thinks

Food banks and advice services, a residents’ group, families and shoppers are among those who will be visited during a New Addington walkabout by leading council and police figures on Tuesday 8 September. One...

Director of public health to stand down in November

Dr Mike Robinson has announced his intention to stand down as Croydon’s director of public health. Dr Robinson leaves the authority on 13 November to take up the post of tri-borough director of public...

Slicing into illegal knife-sale figures

Following a recent change to legislation that will see criminals facing substantial jail terms if convicted of a second knife offence, the success of Croydon’s trading standards team in preventing the sale of blades...

Opening Croydon’s doors for Open House weekend

Croydon is to open its doors to the public for Open House London next month. The council’s headquarters Bernard Weatherill House, and the Croydon Town Hall and Clocktower Complex are among the buildings that...

Filthy conditions cost bakery a lot of dough

Mouse droppings, mould and a build-up of dirt, grime and dust led to the voluntary closure of a Croydon bakery – and a financial penalty of more than £8,500. The slip in hygiene standards...

Council hunts fridge fly-tippers

Croydon Council is appealing for information after two men were caught on camera dumping a refrigerator on a South Norwood street. CCTV operated by council enforcement officers recorded a Mercedes estate car pulling up...

Benefits cheat gets eight month prison sentence

A 44-year-old fraudster has been jailed for eight months for illegally claiming more than £45,000 in benefits over a period of nearly five years. Charles Lwanga, of Southbridge Road, Croydon, told the council he...

High Court backs Croydon landlord licensing scheme

A legal bid to stop Croydon Council’s plans to raise housing standards by licensing private landlords has been unsuccessful in the High Court. At the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Thursday, Judge...

New cycle hub and bike hire scheme to launch in Croydon

UPDATE: The cycle hub launch due to take place on Friday, 14 August was cancelled following a road traffic incident in George Street. The launch will be re-arranged for another date. A new cycle...