Category Archives: Croydon BID

Met Police rejects funds because it can’t recruit enough officers

The Metropolitan Police has told a local authority in south London not to put up extra funding for additional officers – because they can’t recruit to fill the positions that already exist. The development should be a worry for other … Continue reading

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BRIT School is going live with town centre dance and drama

The BRIT School will be providing the entertainment for town centre shoppers with a series of pop performances this month. BRIT Presents begins later this month, a programme of outdoor showcases in public spaces, which will run through to Christmas … Continue reading

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Unexploded WWII bomb disrupts Croydon business awards

The annual festival of back-slapping, the Croydon Business Awards, came close to being cancelled last night. With the awards due to be held in the Grand Sapphire Hotel, off the Purley Way, organisers and guests were evacuated just two hours … Continue reading

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‘Hostile environment’ charity part of clampdown on beggars

A charity which has handed over details of its homeless clients to the Home Office, as part of Theresa May’s “hostile environment” deportation policy, is one of the agencies being used by Croydon Council in its “campaign” to clear the … Continue reading

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New Fairfield Halls chief finds time to chair business group

Croydon BID, the town centre business group, has appointed Neil Chandler, recently hired as the venue director of the Fairfield Halls, as its new chairman. That could be bad news for the Fairfield Halls, which was supposed to re-open after … Continue reading

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Business, police and council unite for knife crime events

The schools’ half-term break will see the start of a three-week programme to raise awareness of knife crime and the impact it has on the community. The council’s youth engagement team joins forces with Croydon Business Improvement District (BID), Croydon … Continue reading

Posted in Centrale, Crime, Croydon BID, Jeff Boothe, Knife crime, Policing, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Festive Lights Street Feast, North End, Nov 16

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