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Thu 24 Mar 2022 at 5:59pm

Croydon Council launches equality pledge to promote inclusiveness

Croydon Council is urging organisations in the borough to embrace and promote ‘complete inclusiveness’ within the workplace by launching the Equalities Pledge. All organisations are advised to make their public declaration against inequality and discrimination within the workplace by signing up on the Croydon Council website. The pledge ...

Sat 19 Mar 2022 at 3:53pm

Ofsted have carried out snap investigation of John Fisher School after diocese cancels the visit of a gay author 

Government education inspectors have carried out a snap inspection at a Catholic state school, after the Southwark Archdiocese cancelled a visit from a gay author.   John Fisher School, located in Purely, Croydon, had arranged for the author, Simon James Green, who writes fiction books for young adults to visit and ...

Mon 14 Mar 2022 at 3:26pm

Children road safety scheme dropped as council fail to follow correct procedure

Croydon Council have abandoned their child safety street scheme after failing to comply with necessary legal procedures when first introduced during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The reasoning behind the cessation is due to Croydon being unable to follow the appropriate public consultations in autumn 2020. The School Streets scheme ...

Fri 11 Mar 2022 at 7:47pm

Six-year-old raises over £2000 for rough sleepers 

A six-year-old pupil, with some help from her father, has raised nearly £2300 to feed the homeless in Croydon as part of a fundraising event at Regina Coeli Catholic Primary School.   The school in South Croydon set the goal for each student to raise £22.22 for rough sleepers ...

Fri 11 Mar 2022 at 6:14pm

Council tax increase and annual budget proposals released by ELL boroughs

The ELL boroughs, Croydon, Hackney, Lewisham, and Tower Hamlets, this week released their council tax increases, annual budgets and plans for the coming year. With the ongoing pandemic, boroughs across London have been affected with reduced budgets from £400m to £250m, and these initiatives plan on recovering their ...