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Council announces plans for ‘world-leading’ tech hub

Council announces plans for ‘world-leading’ tech hub

Croydon council has announced plans to boost the local economy by building a new tech business “incubator” and start-up space by early 2016. The project, set to be occupy Davis House, will provide working spaces for start-up businesses whilst offering participants training courses and the chance to meet potential investors.…

Ward budgets aim to give power to communities

Ward budgets aim to give power to communities

Croydon council is set to introduce community ward budgets, which will take decision-making out the Town Hall and devolve funding to local areas across the borough. The aim of this cross-party initiative is to create a borough-wide pilot that contracts the methods in which the council can progressively delegate decision-making…

Croydon Heritage Festival to open this Saturday

Croydon Heritage Festival to open this Saturday

Croydon will celebrate its diversity and rich culture with over 100 events during the Croydon Heritage Festival, which runs from June 20 to 28. The festival is returning to Croydon for the third time. This year the theme is Famous Croydon. Over 70 organisations will join to celebrate and enjoy…

Police investigate officers’ response to harassment

Police investigate officers’ response to harassment

Police are investigating a photograph that has sparked outrage amid claims officers laughed at a Muslim mother after she was allegedly attacked by three women who ripped off her hijab. The women allegedly attacked the 25-year-old Muslim woman in Croydon last week and were harassing her for wearing a headscarf.…

Plans for community arts theatre in Croydon

Plans for community arts theatre in Croydon

Ambitious plans have been launched by three musicians to create a new multi-purpose performing and community arts theatre in west Croydon. The Barn, a planned community arts theatre in Union Street will have a multi-functional use for the community, including band rehearsals, TV productions, theatrical performances, concerts and live recordings.…

Croydon recognised for ‘dynamic’ social enterprises

Croydon recognised for ‘dynamic’ social enterprises

National campaign body Social Enterprise UK has awarded Croydon social enterprise status for its many businesses trading for social and environmental purposes. This is the first time a borough in London is awarded the recognition. Currently, eleven towns and cities across the country have achieved social enterprise status. Peter Holbrook,…

Patricia Hay-Justice becomes new Mayor of Croydon

Patricia Hay-Justice becomes new Mayor of Croydon

Patricia Hay-Justice is the new Mayor of Croydon. After Manju Shahul-Hameed had office for one year, Hay-Justice will serve for the 2015-16 term. She was Deputy Mayor until now. Labour member Hay-Justice was elected to represent Addiscombe ward in 2010 and participated in several committees such as Crime prevention or Housing ever since. After having…

Crushed fly-tipper van goes on display

Crushed fly-tipper van goes on display

A van used to illegally dump waste that was  seized and crushed by Croydon Council has gone on display around the borough as a message to fly-tippers. The van was seized on 21 February, and later destroyed, after it had been used to dump nearly two tonnes of rubbish in…

NHS whistleblower case postponed until September

NHS whistleblower case postponed until September

The case of an NHS whistleblower’s alleged unfair dismissal has been postponed until 14 September. The five-day long tribunal held at the Croydon Employment Tribunal run out of time before a judgment could be reached. Bernadette Rochford has issued a claim for unfair dismissal against NHS Southwark Primary Care Trust (PCT), now…

Three youths in knife fight outside Croydon McDonalds

Three youths in knife fight outside Croydon McDonalds

Three men were stabbed in Croydon on Monday. An altercation that started inside McDonalds, North End is believed to have escalated outside the restaurant. Two teenagers were injured. A third male, aged 20 presented himself at a south London Hospital suffering stab wounds to his face. Metropolitan Police believe these…

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