Monthly Archive: January 2016

Croydon celebrates the LGBT community this February

Croydon will be joining in with a national celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community by staging a string of events throughout February. This year’s theme for the annual LGBT history...

Report calls on Croydon to come together to put fairness first

Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission has published its final report setting out a range of recommendations that could reshape the borough’s economic and social future. The report, A Better Croydon for Everyone, was launched...

Council’s littering clampdown continues

Magistrates ordered 15 people caught dumping rubbish, littering or spitting in Croydon to pay a total of over £4,600 in fines and costs in court on Tuesday (26 January). The offences, ranging from illegally...

Residents choose new garden waste service

Croydon Council will follow other London boroughs in starting to charge for garden waste collection from April after thousands of local residents said they wanted it to continue. Tight finances led to the council...

Fair to showcase teaching jobs in Croydon

A teacher recruitment fair for Croydon schools is taking place at Fairfield Halls, from 10am – 1pm on Saturday 6 February. The event is an opportunity for teachers to find out about the opportunities...

Government grant boosts Croydon housing clampdown

Croydon househunters and estate agents will be the country’s first to benefit from a groundbreaking council database to spot dodgy landlords. With the help of a £15,000 Government grant announced today, Croydon Council will...

Filthy kitchen earns restaurateur thousands in fines

A coming-of-age ceremony in Thornton Heath became memorable for all the wrong reasons when more than 200 guests fell ill. Sivapathasundaram Premanthan, director of VP & Sons, owner of the Spiceland restaurant in London...

Thousands blighted by chronic smoking-related diseases

Residents who smoke are being warned about the risks of developing debilitating lung diseases if they do not kick the habit. Smoking is the biggest preventable risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),...