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Welcome to the Shaking Hands Monthly Newsletter

Below you can find our key updates from the month of January
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The ultimate Christmas event everyone living in Croydon will want to go to

This post was first published by My London on 27/11/2019. You can get some great Christmas gifts while supporting local businesses We know Croydon is one of the best places to live in London, and now this is being immortalised. If you’re a Croydonian and proud then you need to head down to the Cronx Boutique’s Christmas pop-up shop , […]
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TO REFILL OR NOT TO REFILL

This post was first published by Croydonist on 28/11/2019. TO REFILL OR NOT TO REFILL To refill of course. Although that can be easier said than done, when most of us shop in supermarkets for our regular groceries and household items, bringing home countless single-use plastics in the process. However, we now have two excellent […]
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Here’s how much in business rates Banksy was charged to open a shop in Croydon

This post was first published by My London on 29/11/2019. It’s not as much as you probably think… The arrival of Banksy’s pop-up art gallery in Croydon created a huge buzz. Thousands flocked to see the shop – called Gross Domestic Product – after it appeared on the corner of Church Street and Frith Road , in the town centre, on October […]
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Competition launched as council looks for ideas to transform Croydon’s subways

Competition launched as council looks for ideas to transform Croydon’s subways Croydon Council is looking for creative ideas to help revitalise the town centre subways, with a new competition launched today. ‘Reimagine Croydon’s Subways’ is open for submissions until 10 January 2020, and proposals can be for any or all of the six subways located […]
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Croydon man who rented out expensive stolen cars from a basement garage told to pay back £1.3m

This post was first published by My London on 2/12/2019. Chirag Patel must pay back the money or face another 10 years behind bars A Croydon man has been ordered to pay back more than £1.3 million after he was caught hiding expensive stolen cars which he would rent out from a basement. Chirag Patel, 40, of Frith […]
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Crystal Palace FC re-opens its Selhurst Park extreme weather emergency shelter

Crystal Palace Football Club is re-opening its extreme weather emergency shelter for rough sleepers at Selhurst Park this winter in partnership with Croydon Council. Whenever the overnight temperature is forecast to fall below freezing, the Glaziers lounge at Selhurst Park will be converted into a temporary overnight shelter for up 10 rough sleepers, staffed by […]
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Neighbours fed up of ‘eyesore’ Croydon pub still rotting 3 years after part demolition

This post was first published by My London on 2/12/2019. The Selsdon Road pub has deteriorated but no planning application has been made A former South London pub appears to have been left to rot and decay years after having its roof ripped off – apparently against council rules. The View in Selsdon Road was closed […]
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Early Christmas present makes parking easier in Croydon

An early Christmas present from the council will make life easier for anyone looking to do last-minute Christmas shopping or call in on friends and family over the festive period. Parking restrictions in council-controlled car parks and parking bays will be relaxed on six days over the festive period, making it easier to park across […]
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Council-backed homelessness hub to open

A 24-hour, 365-day homeless assessment hub set up by Croydon Council to tackle rough sleeping opens fully next week. The project between the council and specialist provider Evolve Housing + Support offers up to 15 people a bed for up to 72 hours and a same-day assessment of their financial, health and housing circumstances. Rough […]
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Croydon council developer Brick by Brick plans 13-storey tower next to ‘beautiful’ children’s playground

This post was first published by My London on 3/12/2019. Residents will have a second chance to view emerging plans in January Initial plans for a 13-storey block of flats overlooking an Upper Norwood park have been revealed. Brick by Brick, the Croydon Council-owned developer, is proposing demolishing 48 garages to make way for about 60 new homes […]
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