Monthly Archive: July 2016

Last chance to win free shop space in South Norwood

The closing date is fast approaching to win a valuable prize of free rent on two freshly refurbished shops in Portland Road, South Norwood. The successful winners of the council-funded competition will get up...

Hub to bring hundreds of new homes to Croydon

Award-winning residential developer HUB has been appointed to regenerate Croydon’s Taberner House site, it was announced this week. Specialising in building homes for families and young professionals in the capital, the London-based company will...

Deterring the dodgy doorstep dealers

Appearing friendly, polite and trustworthy is one of the key weapons in the doorstep scammer’s arsenal, and is used to ruthlessly part their unsuspecting victim from as much cash as they can. As Scams...

Could you help Croydon children rise to the reading challenge?

Croydon’s library service is looking for volunteers to help children and their parents through the ‘Big Friendly Read’ Summer Reading Challenge. The annual reading campaign aims to get children looking at books as a...

Free summer swimming for Croydon’s under-16s

Free summer swimming for under-16s is available at all of Croydon Council’s leisure centres for the six weeks of the summer holiday. As well as free swimming there will be crash courses for those...

Fancy learning online skills? Oh, Go On then

Could you be described as being more off-line than online? Are your digital skills dusty? Is your computer competence compromised? If you answered ‘yes’ to any – or all – of the above, the...

Doing it by the letter

As Scams Awareness Month progresses, 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. With 16% of scams reported...

Council launches murals to tackle estate fly-tipping

A Croydon estate has become home to eye-catching outdoor murals aimed at cutting the amount of rubbish dumped on its streets in a pilot scheme led by the council and local residents. Young people...

Fly-tippers and litterers prosecuted

Another five fly-tippers and litterers have been given fines and convictions this week under the council’s Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride campaign. Dumping black bags of household rubbish, spitting, and dropping cigarettes...