Monthly Archive: April 2016

Court costs cut into Costcutter profits

The profit made on a single bottle of Becks beer was wiped out, many times over, for a Thornton Heath shopkeeper when he was fined for selling alcohol to two under-age customers. Pleading guilty...

Fly-tippers prosecuted in court

Fly-tipping and littering on the borough’s streets landed another 10 people with fines and court convictions this week under the council’s ongoing Don’t Mess With Croydon -Take Pride campaign. Croydon magistrates ordered the 10...

Cashier’s vigilance saves pensioner’s life savings

The alertness and compassion of a building society cashier prevented an 86-year-old handing thousands of pounds to heartless conmen. Joyce Boakye-Ansah’s quick thinking has been recognised with the presentation of a certificate of appreciation...

Photo-copied blue badge costs builder hundreds

A builder’s financial problems were worsened when he was fined for using a photocopy of his father’s disabled parking permit to avoid having to feed the meter while he worked in central Croydon. Adam...

Brand new Olympic legacy school celebrates high point

One of London’s newest secondary academies has held a traditional ceremony to bring good luck to the school when it opens in Croydon this September. Oasis Academy Arena is part of the London Olympic...

A school place for every child in Croydon

Every on-time application for a September place at reception or junior schools this week received an offer from Croydon Council. More than 96% of parents have also secured an offer at one of their...

Garden waste collections are go!

Croydon Council’s new garden waste collection bin service started this week and is already in full swing, with well over 10,000 households signed up and around 100 new people joining each day. The move is...