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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 ...

Thu 10 Mar 2022 at 12:32pm

Net Zero : What your council is doing and what YOU can do to help

The four EastLondonLines’ boroughs of Lewisham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Croydon are going ahead with their Net Zero plans despite some national opposition to taking drastic climate actions. After collectively declaring a ‘climate emergency’, they’ve set plans and ambitions to tackle their carbon footprints and reach carbon neutrality within ...

Sun 06 Mar 2022 at 12:47pm

Croydon Council sale of historic lodge results in residents’ backlash

Croydon council has sold a historic park keeper lodge for more than half a million pounds despite the disapproval of many residents.  Over 5,000 Croydon residents signed a petition to try to stop the council from auctioning off Heath Lodge in Grangewood Park.  Around 100 local residents also showed up at ...

Sun 13 Feb 2022 at 1:17pm

Croydon decides to make cuts of 5.7 million to council tax support 

£5.7 million will be cut from the council tax support programme for vulnerable households who claim benefits in the Croydon borough.   It is estimated that around 20,000 people living in the borough who receive financial report will be affected by the cuts, each household losing around £29 a week that they ...

Wed 02 Feb 2022 at 11:32am

Cabbies blamed for urine-filled bottles abandoned at East Croydon station

An unsavoury trend at East Croydon station has been leaving commuters disgusted. For several months, plastic bottles filled with urine have been abandoned alongside the station’s taxi rank and the alleged culprits are night-shift cab drivers. Some cabbies have suggested the urine-filled bottles are due to a lack ...

Sun 30 Jan 2022 at 8:47pm

Protests grow over plans to extend capacity at controversial Beddington incinerator

Incinerator operator Viridor plan to burn thousands of tonnes more waste at the controversial Beddington Incinerator in Sutton, which could affect Croydon’s air quality. The site is currently used to burn waste from boroughs in the South London Waste Partnership: Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton. Viridor have submitted an ...