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Croydon’s Lives Not Knives charity awarded more than £1 million in funding

This post was first published by My London on 17/10/2019. The money will be spent on giving anti-knife crime training to teachers and schools A Croydon charity has been awarded more than £1 million in funding to help children at risk of being drawn into knife crime. Lives Not Knives, founded in 2007 by Eliza Rebeiro, works with […]
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Local partnership delivers new homes for adults with disabilities

A building originally used in the production of classic Hollywood films has undergone significant redevelopment and will be unveiled later today (Friday 18 October) as new specialist supported living homes for disabled adults through a partnership between the council and local businesses. Henderson House was used to process films between the 1930s and 1980s, including […]
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Croydon to consider plans for CCTV upgrade

Croydon’s cabinet members are recommended to approve £1M plans to improve the borough’s CCTV network. The plans, which go before cabinet next Monday (21 October), seek to help the Safer Croydon Partnership achieve its goals – to help tackle crime and antisocial behaviour and to improve public confidence. The council aims to replace its current […]
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Consultation on landlord licensing renewal

Public consultation will begin next month on whether private rented homes in Croydon should continue to need a property licence. In October 2015, Croydon Council introduced a borough-wide scheme requiring all private landlords to be licensed and ensure their tenants’ homes meet key housing, environmental and safety standards. With the current five-year scheme due to […]
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Council to consult on how to manage Croydon’s future growth

A borough-wide consultation to give residents a say on how the council should manage Croydon’s growth over the next 20 years and beyond is set to begin next month following cabinet approval last night. This consultation is the first part of the review of the 2018 Local Plan and looks at issues facing the borough, […]
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All the places in Croydon where 46,000 new homes could be built by 2039

This post was first published by My London on 23/10/2019. New Adddington, Selsdon and Sanderstead could be in line for lots more homes It seems to be accepted that there is a housing crisis in the UK, and Croydon is no exception. How much of this is down to the complete failure of successive governments to […]
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Warning after business waste clampdown

Croydon shopkeepers are being reminded they face fines if they illegally dump their trade rubbish after a council-led multi-agency operation found several businesses flouting the law. Over the past three years Croydon Council has introduced time restrictions on when businesses in fly-tipping hotspot areas can legally leave their trade waste on the street for collection […]
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Full-fibre broadband is coming to London – here’s how it will benefit homes and businesses

This post was first published by My London on 28/10/2019. As part of a multi-billion-pound investment, Openreach plans to make its ‘Fibre to the Premises’ technology available to more than four million UK homes and businesses by 2021 Homes and businesses in London are set to get access to some of the fastest broadband speeds in […]
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Wetherspoons ‘extremely annoyed’ about delay to build Westfield Croydon

This post was first published by My London on 28/10/2019. The pub chain has also dismissed claims one of Croydon’s most notable pubs could close J D Wetherspoon has admitted it is “extremely annoyed” about the time it is taking for the Westfield Hammerson shopping centre to be built in Croydon . The pub chain, which operates seven […]
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Art lovers from 200 countries try to buy Banksy artwork on display in Croydon shop

This post was first published by My London on 29/10/2019. Those successful in their bids to own a Banksy masterpiece will find out soon if they have succeeded World-famous artist Banksy has revealed people from more than 200 countries have tried to buy artwork which was on display in Croydon. Banksy’s shop – called Gross Domestic Product […]
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