Monthly Archives: April 2016

April 2016

Court costs cut into Costcutter profits

2016-04-29T10:35:27+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Recent news|

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 at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (26), […]

Fly-tippers prosecuted in court

2016-04-29T09:49:04+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Recent news|

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 defendants to pay a total of £2,100 […]

Cashier’s vigilance saves pensioner’s life savings

2016-04-27T10:01:48+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Recent news|

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 from Croydon Council’s trading standards team.

Asked what […]

Photo-copied blue badge costs builder hundreds

2016-04-26T09:55:12+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Recent news|

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 Mansfield, 42, of Rainham, Essex, admitted the […]

A school place for every child in Croydon

2016-04-19T13:49:30+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Recent news|

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 top three choices.

This is three per cent […]

Garden waste collections are go!

2016-04-19T13:39:08+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Recent news|

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 saving local taxpayers some £1.6m, as well […]

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