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Tue 20 Apr 2021 at 2:32pm

Town Hall meeting brought forward to dodge roadmap changes

KEN LEE reports on a very slow return to ‘normality’ over council business The council has brought forward its 2021 annual meeting by a fortnight – so that the borough’s councillors can avoid having a potential covid super-spreader event at … Continue reading →

Tue 20 Apr 2021 at 1:08pm

Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with some free lessons

Parents and teachers looking for teaching resources and inspiration would do worse this week than look to the life and work of the Bard. LAURA STEELE, from education resource experts PlanBee, offers some tips Many consider Shakespeare to be the … Continue reading →
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Tue 20 Apr 2021 at 1:08pm

Car pollution near schools big worry for children, survey finds

Almost two-thirds of London schoolchildren are worried about air pollution near their school – an increase of 11 per cent since a similar survey was conducted in 2018. A YouGov poll, commissioned by the walking and cycling charity, Sustrans, surveyed … Continue reading →

Tue 20 Apr 2021 at 11:44am

‘It’s now or never’ for Croydon to start its Green New Deal

More than 10,000 green jobs could be created across infrastructure and care work in Croydon over the next decade, according to research published today. The data, compiled by Green New Deal UK, shows that Croydon is likely to suffer more … Continue reading →

Mon 19 Apr 2021 at 6:11pm

BxB’s collapse was predictable. Why did no one else notice?

CROYDON IN CRISIS: It did not take a couple of £800-a-day consultants to spot that Brick by Brick was dragging the council into financial ruin. Reader NICHOLAS PANES’s first piece for this website, the presciently headlined “Building towards the council’s … Continue reading →

Mon 19 Apr 2021 at 3:23pm

Tribunal ruling gives green light for council’s road fines policy

The decision of a traffic adjudicator last week, upholding fines against a motorist for driving into a Low Traffic Neighbourhood, could clear the way for cameras that might generate £3m per year for the cash-strapped council. STEVEN DOWNES reports A … Continue reading →

Mon 19 Apr 2021 at 1:59pm

Schooners and horizontal tanks offer lager on industrial scale

POST-LOCKDOWN (NOT QUITE) LOCK-INS: In his never-ending quest for the perfect outdoor pint, or even two-thirds of a pint, KEN TOWL hopped on the tram to prove it is possible to organise a piss-up at two breweries Someone at Anspach … Continue reading →

Sun 18 Apr 2021 at 3:29pm

Reader offer: Signed* copy of Bolt book for annual subscribers

Here’s the latest special offer for our loyal supporters – a free, signed copy of a book written by the editor of Inside Croydon! For a limited period, while (very limited) stocks last, any reader who takes makes an annual … Continue reading →

Sat 17 Apr 2021 at 2:08pm

Seconds out: Round 3! Boxing club gets temporary reprieve

New Addington Amateur Boxing Club, which faced immediate closure at the end of March, has been given a temporary reprieve. Another one. As with most things involving Croydon Council, the outcome is less than satisfactory. One source said today, “If … Continue reading →

Sat 17 Apr 2021 at 11:20am

South Croydon teen wins census photo memory competition

Yoana Yakimova, a 14-year-old pupil at Quest Academy, South Croydon, has won £100 in Amazon vouchers for her winning photograph in a Census 2021 Time Capsule competition, devised to remind the public to complete this year’s census. The organisers asked … Continue reading →