Completed

Draft Short Breaks Statement

Feb 18 2019 to Apr 6 2019
Health and social care

Croydon has had a statutory duty under the Break for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011 to “provide short breaks to those who care for disabled children when it would improve their ability to care for their disabled child, or when they could not continue to provide care without a short break” and to “publish information to parents about the service available in their area and criteria for accessing it”.

The document where we publish this information for parents and carers is called the Short Breaks Statement and we are currently updating this and would like to seek your views


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

Community Toilet Scheme

Jan 18 2019 to Mar 15 2019
Community and life events

Under the current provision of toilets in the borough, there are two disability compliant toilets which also have baby changing facilities. We are proposing a community toilet scheme (CTS) that not only makes wider provision under the Equality Act 2010 but also provides more baby changing facilities. 

As part of a wider cost saving initiative the introduction of a community toilet scheme (CTS) would save the council around £75,000 per year.


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

Voluntary and Community Sector Engagement

Dec 11 2018 to Feb 8 2019
Community and life events

Croydon Council is developing a strategy to guide its work with voluntary and community sector organisations and groups in Croydon.


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

Parklife

Jul 18 2018 to Nov 30 2018
Leisure and culture, Planning and regeneration

We want to gather the views and opinions of local residents about proposals to develop new football and community facilities at Purley Way Playing Fields and Ashburton Playing Fields.

Following engagement with residents surrounding the playing fields sites and the online feedback exercise, we are arranging two community drop-in events. At these events residents can find out more about the proposals, see the latest plans and give their views.

Drop in events:

Ashburton Playing Fields

Thursday, 4 October 2018

4pm-8pm

St Georges Church Hall,
17 Elstan Way,
Croydon CR0 7PR 

Purley Way Playing Fields

Friday, 12th October 2018

4pm-8pm

Waddon Youth Centre
85 Waddon Way
Croydon CR0 4HY

 


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

Revised Statement of Principles under the Gambling Act (2005)- Have your say

Sep 25 2018 to Nov 5 2018
Business and investment, Leisure and culture

The newly revised Statement of Principles sets out how the council will exercise its functions under the Gambling Act (2005).We ask for your views and comments on the latest revised draft version of  the Statement of Principles.

The council is required, by law, to review and republish this Statement every three years and part of the review process is to circulate the revised document for consultation prior to it being adopted and published as the new Statement. 


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

London Youth Games

Jan 9 2018 to Jul 31 2018
Leisure and culture

We are currently looking for new competitors for  #Team Croydon London Youth Games Squad for 2018.

The London Youth Games is Europe's largest sports competition in which young people from across all 33 London Boroughs compete against each other in over 60 competitions across 33 different sports. The games are free and open to all young people, aged between 8 and 18, living in or going to school in London.

The London Youth Games season runs from November with competitions in February, March, May and June, the finals taking place in early July at Crystal Palace National Sport Centre.

 


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

Turning Point Service Review

May 22 2018 to Jun 15 2018
Health and social care

Turning Point are a charity that run our drug and alcohol service in Croydon. Soon we will have the option to extend their current contract by a further 2 years. To help us decide this, we are asking for your feedback on the service to ensure it is meeting the outcomes it was designed to achieve. 


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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

Completed

The Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon

Jan 16 2018 to Apr 30 2018
Leisure and culture

*** NOTE POSTPONED *** 

New Date 17th March

If you're up for a challenge, the 2018 Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon is your chance to compete against the best new talent in British road running.

#TeamCroydon are looking for young athletes to compete in the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon on Sunday 22 April 2018. This is an event that's enjoyed by the thousands of young people who take part. You will be part of a team of 36 runners and run the final three miles of the London Marathon course.

To be eligible to represent Croydon, you must live*, go to school or were born in the London Borough of Croydon, and be between the ages of 11 – 17 on the day the race (born between 1 September 2000 and 22 April 2007). There are three age groups for boys and girls. 

Boys and Girls – Under 13
(Must be at least 11 years old on 22 April 2018)

Born between 1 September 2004 and 22 April 2007

Boys and Girls – Under 15
Born between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2004

Boys and Girls – Under 17
Born between 1 September 2000 and 31 August 2002

* If an athlete is eligible to run for one or more London boroughs, and is selected for more than one borough, the athlete should run for the borough they live in, which will take priority over school, and birth place.


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

Sport and physical activities strategy 2018 - 2023

Mar 12 2018 to Apr 8 2018
Leisure and culture

Croydon’s draft sport and physical activity facilities strategy sets out Croydon’s ambitions for indoor and outdoor sports and physical activity facilities over the next five years.

Through two recent studies, we have independently assessed both our indoor and outdoor sports facilities to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the sport and physical activity facility offer and where we need to make improvements.

To view and find out how you can share your views on the strategy click here


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Completed

Croydon libraries survey

Feb 22 2018 to Mar 26 2018
Leisure and culture

Following the collapse of Carillion, the council has taken Croydon libraries back in-house, securing the long-term future of the library service and guaranteeing the jobs of all library staff.

We are making some immediate improvements to the way libraries are run, such as improving cleaning standards and ensuring that books and other resources are chosen locally by our customers and staff in order to better meet local need.

 The Upper Norwood Library Hub is run through a different arrangement to the rest of the libraries in Croydon and was not included in the outsourced arrangement with Carillion. The library service in the hub is jointly-funded by Lambeth Council and Croydon Council and the library service is provided by Lambeth. The building is occupied by the Upper Norwood Library Trust, a charitable organisation supported by Croydon and Lambeth Councils. There are no plans to change this arrangement.


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London Borough of Croydon, London, South Croydon Ward, Norbury Park Ward, Thornton Heath 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

Completed

Final consultation - draft air quality action plan

Jan 25 2018 to Feb 5 2018
Environment

Thank you to everyone who completed the air quality survey during the summer 2017.

All the feedback from the survey has been collated and added to the final draft action plan.

 


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London Borough of Croydon, London

Completed

School Admissions

Jan 12 2018 to Jan 31 2018
Education and learning

A report from the Admissions Service was presented to the Schools Forum on 7 March 2016 demonstrating the impact on service delivery of the additional £100K the Forum agreed to fund the service.  The report recommendation was for the Admissions Service to undertake a survey with schools to assess performance which was accepted by the Forum.

The survey was published in the 2016 summer term with schools given until the end of term to complete it.

The survey results were presented at the Schools Forum on 2nd September 2016 with recommendations that a further survey take place the following year once some improvements had been established.


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

Croydon Night Time Economy

Nov 29 2017 to Jan 28 2018
Business and investment, Community and life events, Leisure and culture

Evening and night time leisure plays a vital role in growing a vibrant and diverse local economy. Your views will help to inform our review of the current status of Croydon's evening and night time economy and how it could be improved in the future. 


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

South Norwood Library is on the move!

Nov 21 2017 to Jan 24 2018
Community and life events, Leisure and culture

In 2019, South Norwood library is moving to a new central location, 24 Station Road, providing an opportunity to deliver a ‘library for the future’ in a purpose-built space. In this building, the new library will be all on one floor and users will have access to the same number of books as now as well as more computer and study spaces. This is part of Croydon’s wider plans to develop the service by equipping our libraries with the latest digital technology, in fit-for-purpose buildings, so that more people can benefit from what is on offer.

Why move the library?

The  move  follows a building survey on the existing library that estimates it requires some £420,000 of modernisation and repairs to keep it operational for the next 20 years. 

The current building, which operates on five levels, has never been accessible for all visitors and ongoing issues with the lift have restricted access for some people to parts of the library. The multilevel layout does not provide opportunities to make changes that would support the development of an enhanced range of library services.

What will change?

The new flexible, attractive design will provide opportunities for much-needed alternative use outside of existing library hours, such as community events and adult learning classes, at a cost of £500k.

The existing building will still belong to the council and its future use will be considered as part of the wider improvements to the area. 


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

Health Visiting

Dec 5 2017 to Jan 19 2018
Health and social care

This survey is being undertaken to support a review of Croydon's health visiting service.

We would like to know about your experiences of Croydon’s health visiting service so that we can improve and develop the services we offer. 

If you have received the survey by email it is because you are registered with our Best Start Services in Croydon and we understand you have one or more children under the age of five.

We would very much appreciate it if you could take five minutes to complete the attached short survey about your experiences of the health visiting services in Croydon. The responses are anonymous and we cannot identify anyone from the answers.

Health visitors are the staff who see mothers and babies / children up to the age of 5. Someone from the health visiting team will usually visit you at home in the first two weeks after your baby is born.  You may also have seen them shortly before your baby was born.  The health visiting team will then often see you and your child, at home or in a clinic, until your child is four years old.

Your feedback would be invaluable to us in understanding how the service is supporting parents in Croydon.  We will let you know the results of the survey in the new year by sending you an email about our findings.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on kayleigh.bourne@croydon.gov.uk

 

Many thanks in advance for your help


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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

Completed

Polling districts and polling places

Dec 8 2017 to Dec 29 2017
Public services

The recent changes to the ward boundaries will come into effect at the next local elections. This means the location of some of our existing polling stations may change.

A review of the borough’s polling districts and polling places has now begun. We're reviewing the new arrangements, so all electors have reasonable facilities for voting. 

The review runs from Friday 8 December to Friday 29 December. All representations must be received by 5pm on Friday 29 December

To obtain more information and find out how you can have your say  click here


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

Have your say on the proposed reduction in Published Admission Number for the 2019/20 Academic Year.

Nov 7 2017 to Dec 20 2017
Education and learning

Croydon Council would welcome your views on the proposed reduction of Norbury Manor Primary, and Monks Orchard Primary Schools’ Published Admission Number (PAN) for the 2019/20 academic year as part of the community schools’ published admission arrangements (Appendix 1). The proposal is to reduce the PAN for Norbury Manor Primary School and Monks Orchard Primary School by one form of entry (1FE) – 30 Reception pupils each - from September 2019.

The Council is the Admission Authority for community schools and is therefore responsible for consulting on the reduction of community schools’ admission numbers, where necessary.

This consultation will run from 8 November 2017 to 20 December 2017.

 

For more details, please see the attached Consultation Document.


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

Statement of Licensing policy consultation

Oct 2 2017 to Nov 13 2017
Leisure and culture

The council is the licensing authority for the Licensing Act 2003 (‘the Act’). One of the council’s duties under this Act is to publish a policy statement, setting out how it will exercise its functions under the Act, to ensure the licensing objectives are promoted, which are:

  • prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • prevention of public nuisance
  • protection of children from harm

The policy covers the following licensable activities:

  • retail sale of alcohol
  • supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club
  • provision of regulated entertainment
  • provision of late-night refreshment (between 11pm and 5am)

Why we are consulting?

The Council is required to review and republish its policy every 5 years, but it can also review within that period if it so wishes.

Our current policy was reviewed in 2013 and would have to be reviewed in 2018, however, we have made a decision to review the policy earlier, as there are some changes we wish to make now as we want the policy to better reflect the aspirations we have for Croydon as a place and a destination of choice.

What are the principal proposed changes to the policy?

  • Removing the specific town centre special policy (cumulative impact zone) regarding ‘premises used exclusively or primarily for the sale/supply of alcohol and/or loud amplified recorded music’ – this effectively relates to pubs & bars and is no longer considered relevant/necessary as the concentration of such premises in the town centre has reduced since this special policy was first introduced in 2004
  • Removing specific reference to the Police 696 risk assessment form – though licence applicants/holders are still being recommended to carry out risk assessments

Click here to see the summary of changes.

 


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

Draft Carers Strategy 2017 - 2021

Oct 11 2017 to Nov 1 2017
Health and social care

Are you a carer in Croydon or do you have an interest in carers? Croydon are currently updating their Carers Strategy 2017 - 2021. To help do this, we would like to get the views of carers, professionals in Croydon and interested stakeholders. We have developed this strategy with carers & professionals in Croydon. 


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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

Completed

Have your say on the permanent closure of Coulsdon Nursery School

Sep 22 2017 to Oct 20 2017
Education and learning

We want to provide the best nursery places to meet the needs of local families. We believe the permanent closure of Coulsdon Nursery School and re-providing the places in brand new accommodation at Chipstead Valley Primary School allows us to achieve this in an environment that is purpose built and flexible to best meet children’s needs.


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London Borough of Croydon, Coulsdon Town Ward

Completed

Croydon town centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) consultation August 2017

Aug 30 2017 to Oct 15 2017
Community and life events, Environment

A PSPO allows the council and the police to introduce new measures to reduce street drinking and antisocial behaviour which we believe will help to improve this public space for the wider community.

The PSPO will replace the existing Town Centre Controlled Drinking Zone (also known as Designated Public Place Orders) which puts restrictions on street drinking.  

What  will happen to the information you receive?

The consultation responses received from residents and those who visit, work or study in the town centre, will be analysed and used as part of the council’s decision making process at the Cabinet meeting to be held on 20 November 2017.

What is a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)?
PSPOs were created by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, (section 59) to replace existing legislation and to introduce wider discretionary powers to deal with any particular nuisance or problem that is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life.

The legislation is intended to ensure that the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour.

The law requires the order must be in writing, and it must be published. Reasonable signage must also be put up in the area.

A breach of the PSPO is a criminal offence, which can be dealt with, either by way of a fixed penalty notice (FPN) of £80 or prosecution. If prosecuted, an individual could be liable to a fine no higher than £1,000. Only those aged over 18 or over can be issued with a FPN.

How is a PSPO put in place?

The test for issuing the order, is when the local authority believes that ongoing anti-social behaviour harms the local community’s quality of life, will be ongoing, or happens regularly, and that the impact is such, that restrictions should be put in place. Any future changes to the order will require further consultation.

Crime and anti-social behaviour statistics

We analysed crime and anti-social behaviour data for the financial year 2016/17, and identified over 3,220 confirmed crimes within the proposed PSPO area.

39% of the violent offences occurred in North End and the High Street, and 33% of all criminal damage offences recorded within the proposed PSPO area, also occurred in these two locations.

597 calls to the police regarding anti-social behaviour were recorded during this period, of which 370 (62%), were classified as rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour.  31% of the calls to the police for this type of rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour were also linked to North End and the High Street.

We also know that street drinking has a negative effect on the general public and that this type of behaviour is under recorded.

 

 

 


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

Croydon's parks vision

Jul 30 2017 to Oct 10 2017
Not applicable

Our vision for Croydon parks is to see them used, enjoyed and managed in ways never seen before in the borough. To achieve this we need to improve them, make them appealing to wider communities and manage them at less or no cost to the council.

We’ve identified six parks, each representing a different type of open space, to be pilots for new approaches to how parks are managed and used.

The six parks are:

  • Ashburton Park
  • Park Hill Recreation Ground
  • Lloyd Park
  • South Norwood Lake
  • Norbury Park
  • Happy Valley

Tyréns, an urban planning and landscape design team, with experience in community-driven projects, will produce a masterplan for each of the six parks. Plans will include ways to make them more user friendly and attractive, and will include ideas about how we maintain them.

When producing the plans, Tyréns will take into consideration;

  • What people like or dislike about the park.
  • The park layout including shape and appearance.
  • Opportunities for new venues, activities or cultural events.
  • Ideas to improve what the parks currently offer e.g. accessibility, facilities, planting.
  • Options for how the parks could be funded differently and maintained in the future.
  • How local communities can become more involved in their parks.

The findings from the pilots will help the council to make the most of all Croydon’s parks and green spaces, and will inform decisions relating to improvements, future use, funding and management.


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

Croydon local plan - main modifications consultation

Sep 14 2017 to Oct 10 2017
Public services

The Croydon Local Plan which sets out the borough’s growth and development vision over the next 20 years has taken another positive step forward.

Earlier this year, the Secretary of State appointed an independent planning inspector to lead the examination of the Croydon Local Plan, which included holding a number of examination hearings in public on the plan documents.

The inspector has now outlined changes which must be consulted on before the plan can be adopted, subject to the inspector’s final report. Consultation on the proposed main modifications made by the inspector will run from 29 August to 10 October inclusive


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London Borough of Croydon

Completed

Fiveways in Waddon - Consultation

Jul 10 2017 to Sep 18 2017
Parking, streets and transport

Transport for London  and Croydon Council have published proposals to make Fiveways in Waddon simpler and safer for all road users. 

This proposed major improvement would provide a safer and more direct route for road users through the area while helping to reduce delays and congestion. The area would be made more welcoming with easier and safer pedestrian access across the A23 Purley Way.  The changes would also improve bus journey times - delivering a better service on routes moving more than 9,000 passengers a day.

 

An artist’s impression of Fiveways Corner (looking south to A23 Purley Way)


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London Borough of Croydon, London

Completed

2017 Mayor of Croydon's Civic Awards nomination form

Jul 24 2017 to Sep 8 2017
Not applicable

Does someone in your community change lives through volunteering? Do you know a tireless fundraiser, neighbour, carer or inspirational young person who’s achieved something great? A business with a social conscience?
 


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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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