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Kenley Community Plan

Mar 27 2019 to Mar 31 2020
Planning and regeneration

Kenley is changing. If you care about the future of Kenley; if you live, work, shop, socialise, commute or run a business in the area then we want to know your views. Help shape change by contributing to the development of the Kenley Community Plan.

Complete a survey here https://kenleycommunitymap.commonplace.is/

Find out more here www.croydon.gov.uk/kenleycommunity

Get in touch here kenleycommunity@croydon.gov.uk


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Kenley Ward

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Croydon Council Business Support Services

Dec 22 2017 to Jan 31 2020
Business and investment

It is important to us as a Council that our businesses enjoy the growth and opportunities that are happening in Croydon. We are committed to supporting and signposting our businesses to services that will help them grow.


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London Borough of Croydon

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SUGAR SMART Pledges

Oct 1 2017 to Dec 31 2019
Health and social care

We are working with individuals, schools, local businesses and other organisations to promote healthier, lower-sugar alternatives and to limit less healthy choices. You can become SUGAR SMART too! Join the campaign and pledge to make small changes and help others become SUGAR SMART!

To join SUGAR SMART you need to agree to the following:

  • Make your Pledge - make some simple changes to reduce your sugar intake;
  • Spread the word - tell your friends and family that you have become SUGAR SMART and why.


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London Borough of Croydon, South Croydon Ward, Norbury Park Ward, Thornton Heath Ward, Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood Ward, Broad Green Ward, South Norwood Ward, Waddon Ward, New Addington North Ward, Sanderstead Ward, Selsdon Vale & Forestdale Ward, Shirley South Ward, Coulsdon Town Ward, Purley & Woodcote Ward, Fairfield Ward, Old Coulsdon Ward, Addiscombe West Ward, Shirley North Ward, Bensham Manor Ward, Selsdon & Addington Village Ward, Kenley Ward, New Addington South Ward, Selhurst Ward, West Thornton Ward, Woodside Ward

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Choose your future

Nov 8 2017 to Dec 31 2019
Community and life events, Education and learning, Jobs at Croydon, Planning and regeneration

Croydon’s Choose your future campaign aims to promote and celebrate the positive choices made by the borough’s young people and to unite Croydon in helping young people build their futures.
The campaign also seeks to support young people to stay safe by making positive choices such as not carrying a knife.


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London Borough of Croydon, London, South Croydon Ward, Norbury Park Ward, Thornton Heath Ward, Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood Ward, Broad Green Ward, South Norwood Ward, Waddon Ward, New Addington North Ward, Sanderstead Ward, Selsdon Vale & Forestdale Ward, Shirley South Ward, Coulsdon Town Ward, Purley & Woodcote Ward, Fairfield Ward, Old Coulsdon Ward, Addiscombe West Ward, Shirley North Ward, Bensham Manor Ward, Selsdon & Addington Village Ward, Kenley Ward, New Addington South Ward, Selhurst Ward, West Thornton Ward, Woodside Ward

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CALAT New Addington

Jul 2 2018 to Sep 30 2019
Benefits and council tax, Business and investment, Community and life events, Council and elections, Education and learning, Environment, Health and social care, Housing, Jobs at Croydon, Leisure and culture, Planning and regeneration, Parking, streets and transport, Public services

CALAT (Croydon Adult Learning And Training) has been part of the fabric of Croydon for over 70 years offering adults in the borough a wide range of courses for work or leisure.

We have created this survey to find out what the residents of New Addington and the surrounding areas know about CALAT and what courses you would like to see offered at the New Addington Centre in the future.


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New Addington North Ward, Selsdon Vale & Forestdale Ward, Selsdon & Addington Village Ward, New Addington South Ward

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Proposed changes to the Direct Payments Policy for adult social care

To ensure our Direct Payments Policy is in line with the Care Act legislation (April 2015) and the changing needs of our population, Croydon is updating the policy for our staff and the people who use (or want to use) direct payments

 

If people approach us about their care and support needs they will be assessed, during the assessment a decision is made if the person (or their carer) is eligible for support.  If they are, a personal budget is agreed, which is an amount of money to be used to meet care and support outcomes.  All or some of this, can be taken as a direct payment, so that people can arrange their own care and support. They can use this payment to choose what, when, how and by who their care and support needs will be met.  This is explained more in the draft policy below. 

 

Having a direct payment can support people to have the choice and control they want to live as independently as possible in their home, within their community, with as much opportunity, independence and variety as they like.

 

We want to hear what you think about the proposed changes to the policy. Because it is a policy it is quite long and complex. 

You can read the whole policy here a summary here and the Easy Read here.

Please read through whichever version is best for you.  Once you have done this, we would like you to answer some questions which are in the survey below.

 

We plan to run the survey from Wednesday 26 June to Friday 16 August.  All the data we collect will be used to inform a paper going to cabinet on 21 October which will be available online on 11 September. 


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Upgrading Croydon's CCTV consultation

Jun 20 2019 to Aug 4 2019
Crime and Policing

We've allocated up to £2m to modernise the current Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) network and replace the current analogue system with a new digital network. This is the first time that the council has upgraded its entire public CCTV network since the 1990s.

The new network will use digital technology to increase capability, provide better quality images and allow the control centre to explore opportunities to provide new smart city services, such as air quality sensors to monitor pollution levels, that could generate income. 

Our CCTV control room monitors 96 fixed and 10 mobile cameras that cover the main routes and high-footfall areas across the borough, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A map of all our cameras is available to view below. From April 2018 to March 2019 the service has monitored over 660 incidents of crime and supplied evidence for 598 police investigations.

We work to the Home Office Surveillance Camera Code of Practice which sets out 12 principles for the operation of CCTV (available below) and the need to balance cameras in public places with individuals’ right to privacy. 

Our public CCTV scheme objectives include:

  • Preventing crime and anti-social behaviour and helping in the detection of criminal offences and anti-social incidents.
  • Reducing the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • Improving public protection.
  • Assisting the emergency services in the location of missing, vulnerable people.

A full list can be found in the  CCTV operations policy.

Public CCTV coverage is a non-statutory council service. This means that the council is not legally required to operate public CCTV, it is the council's choice whether they choose to provide this service or not.  Croydon continues to run a 24/7 CCTV service and is committed to investing in it. Following consultation other London councils have made decisions to only operate their control centres for limited hours and some, such as Westminster, have stopped operating their CCTV control room completely.

 


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London Borough of Croydon

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Have your say on the proposed closure of St Andrew's CE High School from August 2020

Jun 25 2019 to Jul 25 2019
Education and learning

St Andrew's Church of England High School is a voluntary aided mainstream school for boys and girls and is located at Warrington Road, Croydon, CR0 4BH.

The school is part of the educational provision of the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education and the London Borough of Croydon.

Between 15 March and 26 April, Croydon Council, in consultation with St Andrew’s governing board and the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education, led on the pre-publication consultation allowing stakeholders to comment on the proposed closure of St Andrew’s from August 2020.

Analysis of the 145 responses received during the pre-publication consultation period formed the basis of the outcomes report. The pre-publication outcomes report was presented to the Executive Director of Children, Families & Education and the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Learning for a decision to progress to the next step of consultation known as the representation period.

The pre-publication outcomes report is available at www.croydon.gov.uk/st-andrews-school.

The purpose of the representation period is to allow any persons to send objections or comments to the Local Authority within four weeks of the publication date.

This consultation will run from 25 June to 25 July 2019.


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Waddon Ward

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Local Plan Partial Review - Call for Evidence on Local Green Spaces

Croydon is currently undertaking a Partial Review of the Croydon Local Plan, find out more about the Partial Review process here

Local Green Space designation is an extra layer of protection against development for parks and green spaces.

For an area to be identified as a Local Green Space, it has to meet the following criteria from the National Planning Policy Framework:

  • it's reasonably close to the community it services;
  • demonstrably special to a local community and holds a particular significance, for example because of its beauty, historic significance, recreational value (including as a playing field), tranquillity or richness of its wildlife; and
  • local in character and is not an extensive tract of land.

In 2016, as part of the preparation of the Local Plan, we wanted to gain this extra layer of protection for all of Croydon's parks and green spaces that met the criteria. All were put forward, however, none of them were granted the Local Green Space designation as the Planning Inspector felt there was not enough local evidence to prove how these spaces were special/important to local communities, or that they hold any particular local significance.


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London Borough of Croydon

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Local Plan Partial Review - Call for Development Sites

Croydon is currently undertaking a Partial Review of the Croydon Local Plan, find out more information on the Partial Review process here.  As part of this process, you are invited to submit potential sites that you believe are suitable and capable of development. 

This invitation is referred to as a 'Call for Sites' or 'Call for Development Sites'.  It is an early opportunity for individuals and organisations to suggest sites within the borough for development.  The site suggestions received will be used to inform the Partial Review but are not guaranteed to be included in the final Local Plan.

 


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