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Youth football league celebrates second anniversary

Youth football league celebrates second anniversary

The Croydon Community Football League celebrated its second anniversary with a mini football tournament for young people aged 24 and below. The CCF League is a joint project set up by Croydon Landlord Services, the council’s Street Based Youth Team, and Surrey FA. It is designed to bring together young people…

Street art by all-female graffiti group vandalised by taggers

Street art by all-female graffiti group vandalised by taggers

Street art by an all-female group of graffiti writers and spray painters was vandalised by “local taggers” in Croydon on Sunday night. The art, completed by women’s movement Femme Fierce in St George’s Walk and the surrounding area, was covered in silver, purple and black “tags”. The street murals were…

Donation to youth charity will help reach thousands

Donation to youth charity will help reach thousands

  An organisation committed to lowering knife crime rates in Croydon has been granted funding by a local shopping centre and property developer. Youth charity Lives Not Knives will receive backing from retail centre Centrale and property developer Hammerson, the organisation announced via Twitter yesterday. The team helps thousands of…

‘Growth Zone’ plans backed by George Osborne

‘Growth Zone’ plans backed by George Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne has announced he will support plans for a ‘Growth Zone’ in Croydon as part of a larger regeneration plan happening in the borough. The scheme involves collecting local taxes from a stamp duty pilot, which is estimated at £100 million in the next 20 years, to accelerate…

They tried to walk her down the aisle, she said no, no, no

They tried to walk her down the aisle, she said no, no, no

A nursery manager from Croydon says she turned down 14 marriage proposals and is still looking for the perfect match who would meet her extensive list of requirements. Sonia Poleon, 52, shared her story in an interview with James O’Brien on LBC. She said: “I’ve been proposed to 14 times…

Incinerator protestors “forced” to leave meeting

Incinerator protestors “forced” to leave meeting

Protestors against the building of an incinerator in Croydon found themselves removed from a South London Waste Partnership committee meeting which they described as “unsatisfactory”. Following the leak of documents, which showed prospects of bigger and noisier incinerators being built in Sutton, Stop the Incinerator campaigners gathered at the SLWP…

Cross-country burglars hit Croydon homes in raids

Cross-country burglars hit Croydon homes in raids

Police have warned Croydon locals to be vigilant after a spate of raids by burglars in the borough recently. The gang, whom the police believe to be men aged between late teens and 30s, are reportedly forcing their way into houses through the back door. Early reports suggest they may…

Council to consult residents on proposed road scheme

Council to consult residents on proposed road scheme

A consultation has been launched into a new £85 million road-scheme set to pass through Croydon. The consultation, launched last week, will run until March 15. If the proposal goes ahead, it could help cut journey times and meet the increase in demand driven by growth in the local population.…

Crystal Palace back White Ribbon Campaign in Croydon

Crystal Palace back White Ribbon Campaign in Croydon

Crystal Palace FC Foundation has pledged their support for Croydon Council’s White Ribbon campaign against domestic violence and sexual abuse. The campaign aims to promote a change in community attitudes, calling for greater condemnation of violence against girls and women. Croydon Council launched the White Ribbon initiative in November last…

Bouncers to breathalyse clubbers in Croydon

Bouncers to breathalyse clubbers in Croydon

  Bouncers will start breathalysing clients wishing to use clubs in Croydon as part of a Metropolitan police initiative to tackle alcohol – related crime across London. The new plan, to be launched at the end of February, will allow door security to refuse entry to those with an alcohol…

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