Croydon Council

Taxing conversations in Croydon

Posted on August 16th, by Michael Swadling in Politics & Society. 6 comments

Where does the council spend its money?

On Saturday 18th August the TaxPayers’ Alliance will hold an Action Day in Croydon to promote its campaign for lower taxes and against government waste. This follows a public meeting in Purley, promoting the same campaign.

Focus on value for money in public finances is something we desperately need in Croydon. Council tax has gone up over 5% this year and … Read More »

The price of taking pride

Posted on August 9th, by Michael Swadling in Politics & Society. 12 comments

Is it right that Croydon Council makes payments to different cultural groups in the borough?

On Saturday 14th July Croydon PrideFest took place with a march to, and a main stage in, Wandle Park. This was the third annual Croydon Pride and a great day out. I’ve attended all three and each year it has grown bigger. It was held a week after London Pride, and it was … Read More »

How many bins do we need in Croydon?

Posted on July 26th, by Uday Shukla in Politics & Society. 3 comments

How workable is Croydon Council’s new recycling policy? And how many bins are too many?

When someone has a good idea, praise is not always that forthcoming – but when they have a bad idea, everyone’s a critic. Personally, I usually reserve judgement for a while before making up my mind. However every now and again, there’s an idea that’s so ill-conceived, you wonder how on earth … Read More »

London Learning Consortium, London Youth and Croydon Works join together to mark ERSA’s UK Employability Day 2018

Posted on July 9th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

On Friday 29th June the London Learning Consortium, London Youth and Croydon Works marked UK Employability Day 2018 with visits from Kirsty McHugh, CEO of ERSA, and Councillor Manju Shahul-Hameed from Croydon Council

Release begins: The purpose of the day was to promote and celebrate employability opportunities for jobseekers in the Croydon borough. Coordinated by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), hundreds of employment support centres and employers threw open their … Read More »

Free swimming for people 16 and under returns to Croydon for summer 2018

Posted on June 30th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

Free swimming sessions at Croydon’s five leisure centres commence on Saturday 21st July.

Release begins: Young people aged 16 and under can keep cool and get active this summer, when free swimming sessions at Croydon’s five leisure centres returns on 21st July. There were more than 20,000 visits last year.

People can complete an application form online here, or through the self-service machines at their nearest leisure centre.  Customers … Read More »

Businesses invited to free one-to-one support clinic

Posted on June 11th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

On Thursday 26th July businesses are invited to drop in for free one-to-one advice on economic development and business support.

Release begins: Croydon businesses are being offered the chance to attend free one-to-one support clinics to help boost their business.

Hosted by the Croydon Business Network, the sessions offer a wide range of support whether it’s for entrepreneurs wanting to develop their business idea or those … Read More »

Let’s keep talking, Croydon

Posted on May 30th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. No Comments

It’s vital to ask the right questions. I hope that you’ll take the chance to give your answers

Here in Croydon, as elsewhere, we tend to look at local issues separately. We do not always see the interconnections and what the cumulative effects are.

What are the important challenges facing us? I believe that the list includes:

the council’s top-down decision-making
the council’s ‘consultation’ approach
the need to strengthen … Read More »

Standing up to knife crime in Croydon

Posted on May 21st, by Jamie Audsley in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The local community must come together to find long-term solutions to this tragic problem

It’s always disheartening to hear or read about incidents of knife crime in the news, but when these incidents involve your neighbours, it’s not only devastating but worrying too. On 8th August 2017 Jermaine Goupall was brutally murdered. Jermaine’s death was the result of a rivalry between Croydon gang CR0 and Thornton Heath … Read More »

Croydon marks Dementia Action Week with a celebration of the Swinging Sixties

Posted on May 17th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

As London’s third-oldest borough, Croydon will celebrate Dementia Action Week by aiming to achieve dementia-friendly status

Release begins: All are invited to a host of community events to support the thousands of people in the borough living with dementia, and their carers.

Throughout Dementia Action Week, which runs from Monday 21st to Sunday 27th May, there will be a series of Dementia Friends information sessions to raise awareness … Read More »

What next for Croydon’s re-elected Labour council?

Posted on May 9th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 2 comments

With local election turnout at just 38%, Croydon’s politicians need a change of style

Voter turnout in Croydon was only 38%. It will take a lot of analysis to assess what the results in each ward mean.

Although Labour increased its share of seats to forty-one and retained control of the council, it clearly failed in the knock-up on election day to find the nine extra … Read More »