Following the advice from central Government regarding school closures today (18 March), Councillor Alisa Flemming, cabinet member for children, young people and learning said: “We know how incredibly challenging this is for our children and families. “Their safety and wellbeing is our absolute priority, and are working with schools and partners across Croydon to ensure that all our children and families can access the support that they need while schools are closed.
“I know everyone is rightly concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the impact this will have on all of our lives. Today we have met with our partners including the NHS, police, voluntary sector and businesses, to ensure together we are doing all we can to support our local community in this difficult time.
New key worker housing and council homes are set to be provided by Croydon Council under proposals due before cabinet this month.
Services for children and families in Croydon have been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, two and a half years after the borough launched a major improvement drive. Inspectors found the service ‘dramatically improved’ and ‘transformed’ since its ‘inadequate’ judgement in September 2017.
Croydon’s bid to become carbon-neutral by 2030 through radical plans to tackle climate change moved forward today with the launch of the borough’s Climate Crisis Commission.
A project that will see Kenley benefit from improved public areas, refreshed community spaces and support for local businesses has been awarded more than £878k in funding from the Greater London Authority.
Illegally selling knives online to a child has landed the owners of major shopping website Very with a £20,000 fine under the latest groundbreaking court cases brought by Croydon Council.
Park-users, residents and those who work in the borough can have their say on future improvements for Park Hill park to help celebrate the site’s rich history.
More pupils across Croydon have been offered a place at one of their top three secondary schools as the proportion of first choices also increased.