Category Archives: Crime

Police now conducting ‘stop and search’ to catch fly-tippers

A multi-agency clampdown against fly-tipping and other offences has this week seen police and council officials make their 31st seizure of a vehicle suspected of being used to illegally store or dump rubbish. More than 30 officers from Croydon Council … Continue reading

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Waddon councillors’ bumpy ride to being top of the POPs

An initiative by ward councillors working with local police in Croydon South has been declared “top of the pops”, after deadly street racing has been halted through collaborations with businesses off the Purley Way. The loud and rowdy Friday night … Continue reading

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MP Jones demands action after latest fatal teen stabbing

Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, last night demanded “action not words” following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Croydon town centre. The 17-year-old victim, who has not yet been identified by police, was knifed outside the Whitgift … Continue reading

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‘Enough is enough’ on knife crime says Borough Commander

Croydon’s police Borough Commander, Jeff Boothe, has called on the borough’s residents to say “Enough is enough” on knife crime. Chief Superintendent Boothe, in an exclusive interview with Inside Croydon, says that knife crime offences in the borough over the … Continue reading

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Town centre social cleansing is back on council’s agenda

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a Town Hall proposal which few people want, and which would provide ‘powers’ which already exist Another week, another lip-service “consultation” from the council. Only this one’s a bit special, possibly the work of a comedy … Continue reading

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Council to drop licensing restrictions to make way for Westfield

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the latest move by the council to make it easier for Westfield to rent out space in its supermall to boozers, bars and places flogging £10 burgers There’s an estimated 17,000 people moving … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boxpark, Business, Crime, Croydon Council, Fairfield, Hamida Ali, Jo Negrini, Planning, Policing, Pubs, Restaurants, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Council criticised by Ofsted stages modern slavery conference

Croydon, where the council’s children’s services department is being carefully monitored by a government-appointed commissioner following “inadequate” findings by Ofsted inspectors, is to stage a conference on modern slavery next week. One of the more worrying findings of the Ofsted … Continue reading

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