Monthly Archive: December 2016

A creative New Year for Croydon’s young people

Two new projects designed to let young people unleash their creativity are being launched in the New Year by the council’s youth team. ‘Think it, film it’ and ‘creative art nights’ both take place...

Council boost for jobseekers with disabilities

A council-led pilot project that has helped over 20 Croydon people with disabilities get jobs or work placements is set to become a regular fixture. Last month Croydon Council held its first specialist jobs...

Croydon brings Bollywood to London’s New Year’s Day Parade

Croydon is gearing up to take part in one of the biggest events in the capital’s calendar, when a talented local troupe will represent the borough Bollywood-style in London’s New Year’s Day Parade. Fifteen...

Second conviction earns trader jail sentence

A Norbury-based trader has become the borough’s first store owner to be handed a prison sentence for selling knives to underage customers. Shakeb Hakime, of Norbury Discount Store, London Road, was sentenced to 10...

Working for residents over the festive break

While most of us will be relaxing with family and friends over the Christmas and New Year holidays, Croydon Council staff will be ensuring that vital public services run smoothly. An army of dedicated...

Appeal for help in catching 100-metre fly-tipper

Croydon Council is calling for information to help catch the fly-tipper who dumped two tonnes of household and building waste along 100 metres of a quiet road in Purley. The fly-tipped rubbish, from pipes...

Check the scores on the Christmas restaurant doors

Eating out at Christmas is a great way to celebrate the season, be it with family, friends or work colleagues. However, Croydon Council’s food safety team is urging you to do a little simple...

Christmas cheer at Croydon central children’s library

Christmas has come early for users of the central Croydon children’s library, which has just had a full makeover. The exciting and bold new layout has been led by the council with help from...