Are you suffering domestic abuse? Help is at hand #YouAreNotAlone

 

The Croydon FJC is there to support you.  Call 020 8688 0100.

24 hour  National Domestic Abuse Hotline is on 0808 2000 247.

For further information and support, see information on Croydon Council website at https://www.croydon.gov.uk/community/dabuse/domestic-abuse

Parking rules to be reintroduced across Croydon as lockdown eases

Parking enforcement across Croydon will be gradually reintroduced from this week to help keep the borough’s roads clear and safe, as lockdown eases.

Parking rules and charges were relaxed to help key workers and residents during lockdown, but from the afternoon of Tuesday, 26 May drivers will be able to apply for new permits and pay and display machines will be reactivated.

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Help, support and info from Croydon Council during the Coronavirus pandemic

Croydon Council has listed all information regarding Coronavirus on their website for Croydon residents.

This includes information on COVID-19/Coronavirus, service updates, a range of support for individuals and businesses, volunteering opportunities, and refuse and recycling collection information.

Please find the information here.

This will be regularly updated.

Croydon Council video produced on 18 March 2020

 

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Croydon Healthy Homes home visits suspended

As a result of the advice from the government to avoid all unnecessary social contact, the Croydon Healthy Homes team is suspending the Croydon Healthy Homes programme of home visits immediately.

All appointments currently booked will be postponed until it is safe to resume the programme.  The team are happy to accept new referrals, but there may be a delay before those referred are contacted.

They hope to be able to offer some energy advice over the phone during this difficult period.

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 You can download further information and the referral form below to complete or to pass on to others who may qualify for the service.

Croydon Healthy Homes Handout and Referral Sheet

 

 

 

 

Croydon Healthy Homes website

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Mayor of London relaunches ‘Warmer Homes’ project – offering residents up to £4K grant for energy improvements to their home. Do YOU qualify?

Malcolm Bell, Croydon Council Energy Officer, writes:

“Today the Mayor of London relaunched Warmer Homes, which offers residents up to £4k of grant for energy improvements to their home.  The energy improvements which can be funded are:

  • Wall and loft insulation

  • First time central heating

  • Boiler upgrades

  • Solar PV panels in electrically heated properties”

Warmer Homes image from Mayor of
London website

Who is eligible?

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Croydon Council’s rent subsidy scheme now open for applications. Apply by 7 Mar 2020

This funding will benefit a range of Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations. In order to provide some stability to VCS organisations, and enable them to plan in the medium to long term, rent subsidy will be awarded to successful applicants for a period of 3 years.  The scheme will offer rent subsidy up to 100% of the contractual rent.

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Group opposes Higher Drive, Purley, development and urges others to get involved

A group of residents in Higher Drive, Purley have decided to challenge Croydon Council’s decision to allow a 5 storey block of 40 flats to be built on a site formerly occupied by 3 detached family houses.

Mike Brigden, the Chair of Woodland Way (Purley) Association, explains and urges others to get in touch to support their objections… Continue reading

Croydon Local Plan – deadline extended to 20 Jan, 2020

Croydon Council has announced that the deadline for responding to the Croydon Local Plan review has now been extended to 20 January 2020.

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say! All details here.

Find details of the consultation, how others have responded or concerns they have raised, here:

Croydon Local Plan review – how to respond

Riddlesdown Residents’ Association – concerns

Friends of Sanderstead Rec – concerns about building on the Rec

CPRE  London – concerns about traffic, pollution and congestion