Croydon London Borough Council

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Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 41 Total councillors 41 Change+2

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 29 Total councillors 29 Change-2
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Jobs loss threat at Croydon Council over budget shortfall

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Up to 200 people could lose their jobs at Croydon Council as the authority faces a £65 million shortfall in its budget.

In May, an independently chaired Finance Review Panel was set up by Croydon Council to make decisions on immediate measures to save money.

Now council leader Tony Newman has revealed that a 45- day consultation process on potential redundancies in Croydon has been launched.

Emails have been sent out to all members of staff in teams that could see job losses.

Croydon Council employs more than 6,000 people, including in schools.

Faster 4G comes to Croydon

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Faster mobile internet is coming to Croydon with new ‘small cell technology’ set to be installed across the borough.

The council has partnered up with Freshwave Group to introduce open-access 4G cells available to all four mobile network operators.

The first ‘small cells’ have been installed onto council-owned street lamps near Croydon University Hospital, along London Road to North End’s town centre shops and down South End to Warham Road.

The technology is 5G-ready and expected to be rolled out in other locations this summer and next year.

So far this year, 21 separate planning applications to install the new technology have been submitted to Croydon Council.

Councillor Manju Shahul-Hameed, Croydon Council’s cabinet member for the economy and jobs, said: “Whether you need 4G for work or decent phone reception as you walk through the town centre, these 4G small cells will make a big difference to local people, and as part of our long-term digital strategy to have world-class connectivity we will be engaging with all mobile operators to bring the latest connectivity to Croydon.”

Fairfield Halls in 'hibernation' until 2021

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Fairfield Halls
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Fairfield Halls has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and will now go “into hibernation” until 2021.

The Croydon venue was forced to close in March due to the lockdown and there is still clear idea about when theatres will be allowed to reopen.

Now venue bosses have taken the tough decision to keep the doors closed for the rest of year.

It is not yet known what this will mean for the venue’s employees who have been on furlough since March.

It is a serious blow to the venue which had only been able to reopen for six months after a three-year closure for refurbishments.

The £42 million revamp, which was funded by Croydon Council, was unveiled in September 2019.

BH Live, which runs the venue, said that it will join venues across the country in entering a “hibernation period” in a bid to protect the future of the venue.

It is hoped that some of the remaining bookings and events in 2020 may be able to take place when social distancing restrictions are relaxed - but Fairfield Halls will not be taking any further bookings until 2021.

Council-owned Croydon Park Hotel calls in administrators

Inside Croydon

All 91 members of staff at the 4-star town centre hotel were made redundant on Monday, as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic hits the local economy hard.

The company which operates the Croydon Park Hotel has blamed coronavirus’s devastating effect on its business for its decision to go into financial administration.

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Pollard fires starting gun on race to be Croydon Tories’ leader

Inside Croydon

Croydon’s Conservatives have started a search for a new Town Hall leader after Tim Pollard, who has been in the job since 2014, announced that he is stepping down.

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Petitions to remove Churchill mural in Croydon

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Activists are calling for Croydon Council to remove a mural of Sir Winston Churchill in the town centre.

It comes after a statue of slave trader Edward Colston was torn down and thrown into the harbour in Bristol at the weekend.

Now two separate petitions are calling on Croydon Council to take action.

The 20-ft picture was created by Brooklyn-based artist David Hollier and has been on the wall of a building in Park Street since August 2016.

It was funded by the RISE Gallery while Croydon Council gave permission for the mural to be painted.

The wartime Prime Minister is often seen as a hero but is a problematic figure for others.

When a famine hit Bengal in 1943 Winston Churchill is accused of diverting food to British soldiers overseas.

And in 1920, when Churchill was the secretary of state for war, the decision was made to send the the Black and Tans into Ireland who many claim were known for police brutality and the killing of civilians.

Tennis courts in Croydon reopen

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Tennis lovers will now be able to play on Croydon’s council-owned tennis courts as restrictions are lifted.

Last week the Government relaxed lockdown rules meaning people can now use parks for picnicking and sitting instead of just for exercising.

The new rule also means that people can drive to exercise or relax outdoors.

And after more than a month being closed, car parks at parks across the borough will now be reopened.

Councillor Oliver Lewis, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said: “With more warm weather expected in the coming days more people will want to visit and enjoy Croydon’s parks and open spaces.

“I’d remind all visitors to follow government advice by keeping a safe distance apart from other park users and staying off playground and gym equipment.”

Signs at the park will remind visitors to keep a two metre distance from other people when in the borough’s open spaces.

Council worker Asha Walrond dies of coronavirus

Inside Croydon

A member of Croydon Council staff, Asha Walrond, has died of coronavirus, it has been announced.

Walrond worked at New Addington’s Timebridge Community Centre as a customer service assistant.

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Bridge to reopen after three years

Local Democracy Reporting Service

After more than three years, the Blackhorse Lane Bridge will finally reopen to traffic on 25 February.

The 120-year-old bridge closed in 2016 and the closure has caused havoc for drivers.

Some businesses in the area have complained they suffered a slump in trade as a result of people not being able to get to them easily.

The bridge was originally supposed to re-open in January 2019 but it was delayed thanks to “unforeseen issues” including a Victorian sewer system not on any plans.

Transport for London (TfL) revealed that the bridge will reopen fully to two-way traffic at 10:00 next Tuesday.

But there will be a final bit of disruption before the bridge is reopened.

Blackhorse Lane will close to all traffic between between its junctions with Morland Road and Teevan Road from 08:00 next Monday, until 10:00 the following day.

This is so that barriers can be removed.

Traffic will be diverted via Morland Road, Woodside Green and Spring Lane and marshals will be on hand to help drivers.

Croydon Council-owned Addiscombe Railway Park Bridge was replaced at the same time and it is two metres wider to accommodate a cycle path.

This will open fully at the same time.

The park is due to fully reopen to the public in March.

Community hub finds new home

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Site of the new Matthew's Yard
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Site of Matthew's Yard

A new town centre home for community hub Matthew’s Yard has been secured.

It will move from Surrey Street to the former Maplin store near West Croydon Station.

The future of the much-loved community centre has been uncertain since it was announced three years ago that the current site would be demolished.

Last year, Croydon Council’s planning committee approved an eight-storey block of 55 flats on the site.

The not-for-profit venue was founded by Saif Bonar in April 2012 and he runs it with his partner Leoni Descartes.

They have now closed their doors at Surrey Street and hope to officially launch at the new location on 21 April – it’s eighth anniversary.

Saif said after having known they would have to move for three years, he feels excited about the new site.

He said: “It is about 35% smaller than the current space but it is big enough to do something meaningful.

We will still have a cafe and bar offering downstairs and an events space upstairs.

“There is a lot more footfall up there. We are not really sad about leaving at all now. Three years ago it was quite a shock but we’ve had a long time to get used to the idea.”