Mayor Perry – listening to Croydon

Since I was elected Executive Mayor, I have always been keen to listen to residents and understand how we can respond to their concerns and their aspirations for the borough. From September to December last year, we carried out the first residents’ survey for many years to better understand opinions on Croydon. We asked the participants a range of questions on their community and local services along with their age, gender, ethnicity and disability to ensure it was as representative as possible. I would like to thank everyone who took part and we will reflect carefully on the results. Read about the findings.

Libraries play a huge role in our communities and are important facilities that further education, promote culture, and provide recreational time for many in our borough. It is clear that the current set-up of our library service in Croydon just isn’t working as well as it could be. Residents can’t access libraries due to a significant reduction in opening hours borough wide. We want to consult local people and find out their views on our proposals to use the resources we have, to provide a much better and more efficient service. I am keen to hear your thoughts and would encourage you to have your say.

It was great to get down to Park Hill Park on Wednesday to officially open the new playground, after we invested £140k to make it more accessible and offer more play options. I am committed to making Croydon a safer and healthier place for all, and improvements like these to our parks and open spaces are delivered by listening and responding to the needs of our residents.

The victims and survivors of the Holocaust and those lost in other genocides across the globe were remembered at Croydon Town Hall today. Different faith groups as well as residents young and old came together to mark the day in a poignant event centred around the theme of ‘Fragility of Freedom’ and heard reflections from members of Croydon Synagogue and Holocaust charity, Generation 2 Generation.

It was a delight to attend the Stories from Sikh History event, organised by the Gurdwara, as part of ‘This is Croydon’ London Borough of Culture. A great opportunity to see Sikh art, hear life stories and further understand the contribution of our Sikh community on our borough. This is Croydon is continuing to offer a range of grassroots events that celebrate the very best of Croydon – see the This is Croydon website for upcoming events.

Jason Perry

Executive Mayor of Croydon

2024-01-26T15:47:16+00:00 January 26th, 2024|Recent news|