March 2015

Croydon’s cultural revival moves a step forward

2015-03-30T14:51:08+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Recent news|

Croydon-based consultancy Mott MacDonald and architects Rick Mather, renowned for working on some of the biggest theatres in the country, will oversee the design of the redevelopment of College Green, at the heart of which will be Fairfield Halls.

Mott MacDonald, […]

Soul II Soul and Tinariwen for Croydon’s Ambition Festival

2015-03-27T14:23:09+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Recent news|

Chart stars Soul II Soul, Grammy award-winning Tuareg rockers Tinariwen, and legendary dub-reggae producer Mad Professor have been announced as headliners for Croydon’s Ambition Festival this July.

A very special guest will join Mad Professor on stage when he plays the […]

Firms warned not to fall for appeal of rates scam

2015-03-27T13:56:47+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Recent news|

Scammers are targeting Croydon companies with the promise of healthy business-rate rebates and then disappearing with the initial fee handed over by their victims.

Croydon Council’s trading standards team is investigating the matter and, in addition to warning local businesses to […]

Council welcomes Croydon Partnership’s acquisition of Whitgift Centre leasehold

2015-03-26T13:05:11+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Recent news|

The council has welcomed the news that the Croydon Partnership, the joint venture between Westfield and Hammerson, has acquired the Whitgift Trust’s long leasehold in the Whitgift Centre.

This gives the Partnership ownership of the shopping centre, alongside the freehold owner […]

Council fly-tipping campaign gets 230 local recruits

2015-03-25T14:38:17+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Recent news|

Croydon Council’s campaign to tackle fly-tipping through enforcement and community action now has the support of more than 200 local volunteers and dozens of businesses.

Around 205 local residents from across the borough have now signed up to join the council’s […]

Council seizes property under empty homes clampdown

2015-03-24T16:55:27+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Recent news|

A four-bedroom house abandoned since the mid-1990s has been commandeered by Croydon Council as part of its clampdown on empty properties.

The council officially took possession of the £400,000 detached house in Mitchley Avenue in Purley last week after going through […]