Monthly Archive: June 2016

The Streets Festival returns to Croydon

The Streets Festival returns to South Norwood on 9 and 10 July. The festival is a roaming event that takes over the cafes, bars, high streets and open spaces of seven outer-London boroughs throughout...

Council public health champion honoured

Tackling the taboo subject of HIV infection and sexual health among Croydon’s African community has earned a council public health worker a prestigious award. Fred Semugera, the council’s lead sexual health promotion officer, was...

First school-backed Play Street begins in Croydon

Over 100 children have launched the first school-backed scheme where the council temporarily closes roads so young people can play safely. Last year, residents from areas including Selhurst and Woodside began their own Play...

Local businesses come forward for council contract

A recruitment event to get more local companies and individuals to work on upgrading Croydon’s 14,000 council homes attracted around 60 people this week. Croydon Council’s new five-year £12m general building works contract includes...

Plans submitted for Central Parade community centre

Proposals that will see major improvements to community facilities in New Addington have moved a step closer with the formal submission of a planning application for a £17m community and leisure centre. The western...

School playgrounds go edible

Pupils at four Croydon schools can begin munching on the fresh produce they cultivated in their playgrounds thanks to funding from the charity Trees for Cities. Vibrant outdoor spaces that teach children about growing...

Council launches Croydon Community Grants

Grants of up to £5,000 are being offered by Croydon Council in a scheme designed to tackle poverty and support the borough’s communities. Croydon Community Grants launches on 1 July with the aim of...