Monthly Archive: September 2016

High Court backs council on street racing ban

A senior judge today (Friday) approved Croydon Council’s High Court bid to ban road races and stunts on Imperial Way industrial estate, where a motorcyclist died in July. The council successfully applied for a...

Illegal knife sales cost trader dear

The sale of a large craft knife to two teenagers cost a Thornton Heath trader more than £5,000 in fine and costs when he admitted the illegal transaction to Croydon magistrates. The court was...

Thornton Heath firms to receive free business support

Local firms in Thornton Heath are set to benefit from free business support thanks to a share of the £2.7m being invested in the area by Croydon Council. Almost £150,000 of Croydon’s New Homes...

Croydon is bursting with events this October

This October’s autumn half-term will be packed full of events in Croydon in the lead-up to the big festival weekend at Boxpark. There will be free and family-friendly celebrations of Diwali, classical music and...

Not so chic at Elegant Sheek

High-end fashion and cosmetics brands were among a haul of hundreds of counterfeit goods when the council’s trading standards team raided an Addiscombe shop. Following a tip-off from a member of the public, trading...

Survey will help shape new three-year anti-crime plan

The Safer Croydon Partnership is asking the public for help to shape Croydon’s next Community Safety Strategy. Set to run from 2017 to 2020, the strategy sets out the top community safety priorities to be tackled...

When Hollywood came to town

For the past week, the 1960s shopping mall in St George’s Walk has taken on a very different persona. Alongside an A-list Hollywood film star, top-rated director and hundreds of crew members and extras,...

Last chance to nominate a community hero

Tuesday 20 September is the deadline to nominate an individual or community organisation to recognise them for their contribution to Croydon’s Community. The Croydon Mayor’s Civic Awards recognise and honour the efforts and achievements...