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Tue 01 Dec 2020 at 6:00pm

Purley pool set to remain shut despite 4,000-strong petition

Purley Pool and Leisure Centre, closed due to the pandemic, is unlikely to reopen because of Croydons financial crisis, despite a petition signed by more than 4,000 local residents. Labour councillors ...

Mon 30 Nov 2020 at 8:45am

Croydon postpones decision on Brick by Brick as top executives are replaced

Two new executives have moved to take over controversial Croydon Council owned housing company Brick by Brick as the councillors postponed a decision on its future.    Councillors have approved recommendations ...

Wed 25 Nov 2020 at 4:30pm

Rugby foundation launched in memory of police officer shot in Croydon station

A fund raising charity foundation to support grass roots rugby has been launched in memory of Sergeant Matt Ratana, the police officer shot dead while on duty at Croydon Custody ...

Mon 23 Nov 2020 at 10:15pm

Top executives at council housing body ‘to be removed’ down after damning report

The two senior executives of Croydon Councils’ controversial and debt-struck housing offshoot Brick by Brick are expected to leave their roles this week after a damming independent report. Chief executive ...

Fri 20 Nov 2020 at 1:45pm

Tories accuse Croydon leadership of ‘recklessness’ with public money

Despite strong criticism from opposition councillors, Croydon’s extraordinary council meeting voted in favour of the proposed action plan to work the borough out of its financial crisis. Conservative councillors ...

Thu 19 Nov 2020 at 7:00pm

Residents left in the dark over plans to demolish their homes

Residents of the social housing that will be demolished for Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park stadium expansion have called Croydon council’s lack of communication “absolutely disgusting.” Following the recent ...

Thu 19 Nov 2020 at 1:00pm

Tories attach shelving of key flood protection projects

The shelving of flood protection measures by Croydon Council in order to cut costs following its declaration of bankruptcy, has fuelled accusations by Conservatives of mismanagement. Projects designed to protect ...

Wed 18 Nov 2020 at 8:00pm

Online outreach is key to tackling hate crime in Croydon, says charity

A strong virtual connection with Croydon’s LGBTQ+ community is needed in order to help reduce hate-crime, a new charity has argued. Metro Safer is a new hate-crime service which ...

Wed 18 Nov 2020 at 9:00am

Everything you need within a 15 minute walk – the post-pandemic ideal for Croydon

Speedy access to green spaces and “thriving town centres” are essential in a post-pandemic era, say campaigners who are hoping to turn Croydon into a ”15-minute neighbourhood.” The lockdown earlier ...

Fri 13 Nov 2020 at 5:00pm

Free Directory for Croydon’s Creatives Launched

A free directory has been launched as an “online home” for dozens of creatives across Croydon to showcase their work. The Croydon Creative Directory is a space that allows groups ...