Keeping Croydon’s streets clean and safe is a top priority and this week we launched the first of our new ’blitz’ cleaning sessions in Norbury. We’ll be rolling out these targeted clean ups in town and district centres across Croydon in the coming months, tackling graffiti, fly-tipping and working with residents, businesses and partners to get our borough looking its best. Yesterday I was in Norbury to oversee our teams removing graffiti and fly-posting from shopfronts, and heard from many of our businesses how much clean streets matter, and the positive difference they make. We are fortunate to have fantastic groups like Litter Free Norbury and the Friends of Norbury Park, who care deeply about their local area and give freely of their time to help keep it clean. I’m looking forward to working with all of them and with you, as together, we encourage others to keep our streets and parks clean and do our bit to restore pride in Croydon. Find out more here.
Well done Croydon students
Huge congratulations to all our Croydon students who received hard-earned A-level and technical or vocational qualifications yesterday. These young people have shown incredible spirit and resilience during their time at school, despite experiencing considerable disruption during the Covid-19 pandemic. Well done for everything they have achieved and the best of luck as they set out on new journeys into university, work, apprenticeships or whatever they decide to do next. Results day can be difficult for some and there is support available – from advice on education, training and careers, to help with mental health.
Pakistan Independence Day and Indian Independence Day
It was a privilege to attend flag raisings at the Town Hall to commemorate Pakistan Independence Day on 14 August and Indian Independence Day on 15 August. I was delighted to join with our communities and to acknowledge their enormous contributions to life in Croydon.
And last but definitely not least – huge congratulations to the Lionesses for their fantastic victory on Wednesday. I can’t wait to watch the final on Sunday – Come on England!
Executive Mayor of Croydon