Croydon Council


Businesses invited to free one-to-one support clinics

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

On Tuesday 26th June and 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 … 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 »



Do Croydon’s children and young people have enough space at home?

Posted on May 4th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Some Croydon families face space restrictions described as ‘frightening’

“In cramped homes, children are stuck in hostile environments… When a child is indoors, sound reverberates off walls. Small rooms do not provide the space to make large focal changes to strengthen muscles around the eyes.”

The above quotation is from Charlotte Davies, founder and director of Croydon’s Fit2Learn company which specialises in holistic human development. It is … Read More »



Croydon Credit Union: a co-operative alternative to loan sharks

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

Croydon is taking action against loan sharks. How can people who need to borrow money do so fairly and safely?

In July 2017, a woman was arrested in Woodside on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering. In December, a suspected loan shark was arrested in Sanderstead. The raids were undertaken by the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT), in partnership with Croydon Trading Standards and … Read More »



Vote Green this May for a cleaner, safer, happier Croydon

Posted on April 26th, by Peter Underwood in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The two-party system is failing Croydon. Here’s an alternative that works for you, says the Green Party’s Peter Underwood

On 3rd May this year you will elect your local councillors to sit on Croydon Council for the next four years. This is your chance to change Croydon for the better by electing Croydon’s first Green Party councillors.

We deserve better than the stale old Punch-and-Judy politics … Read More »



Going bats in Wandle Park

Posted on April 18th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

Eighty-four Croydonians went on a high-tech bat-spotting mission

If you live near Wandle Park, it’s likely that the neighbourhood’s bats will have wintered in your attic.

This was one of several fascinating bat-facts brought to us by Croydon Council’s knowledgeable Community Partnerships Officer for Parks and Leisure, Meike Weiser. She led our intrepid group, which assembled at Wandle Park tram stop as dusk was falling on … Read More »



How to vote: everything that you need to know

Posted on April 3rd, by Holly Bernstein in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

It only takes five minutes to register to vote

Polling day is 3rd May, and polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm. Here’s a breakdown of all the information you need to know from croydon.gov.uk in one place.

How to register to vote

You can register to vote here. You will need your National Insurance number. If you’re a British citizen living abroad, you … Read More »