Develop Croydon Conference - 21st November 2017
Month

September 2016

Big names backing Develop Croydon Conference 2016

Organisations which are leading the pioneering approach to making Croydon the city for the millennials have pledged their support for the seventh Develop Croydon Conference. Under the heading ‘Placemaking Croydon – Space Age City’, this year’s summit, being hosted by broadcaster and journalist Mark Easton on Tuesday, November 22, will provide the borough’s leading forum...
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Thornton Heath given £2.7million boost

Thornton Heath will be spruced up with local firms benefitting from free business support thanks to a £2.7million investment by Croydon Council. Shops will be smartened up, better signage put in place and public art introduced to make the High Street and neighbouring roads a more inviting place to visit and shop. Almost £150,000 of...
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Countdown is on as Boxpark Croydon takes shape

Boxpark Croydon is just a month from opening its doors as the borough’s newest venue continues to take shape next to East Croydon railway station. A big festival weekend is being organised to mark the opening of the capital’s second Boxpark – this one boasting a food and drinks theme around a 2,000 capacity performance...
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London Mozart Players announce launch event at new home

The London Mozart Players are holding a launch event at their new home, St John the Evangelist, on Sunday, October 23 (3-5pm). This informal family concert will showcase the talents of an internationally renowned orchestra and celebrate their arrival in Upper Norwood. In an afternoon of music, art and performance, this free-to-attend community event is suitable...
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Experts help to improve £30million Fairfield vision

Experts have outlined ways in which Croydon can improve its £30million refit of Fairfield Halls. A panel brought together by the Theatres Trust – including the current and former chief executives of Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Bristol Music Trust and Birmingham Royal Ballet – have provided Croydon Council, who have shut the venue for two years to...
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Business leaders to guide youngsters towards a brighter future

A host of big name businesses are taking part in a ground-breaking event which will transform the lives of disengaged Croydon schoolchildren. The Be the Change Programme, which has a proven track record of improving the happiness confidence and engagement of youngsters, is being brought to Croydon with a pilot launch taking place at Crystal...
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Barwell keen to provide homes for generation rent

New housing minister Gavin Barwell has suggested government policy could be shifted to give greater support for ‘generation rent’. You can hear more about how the Croydon Central MP intends to tackle the housing crisis when he is one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Develop Croydon Conference. Mr Barwell this week indicated that its commitment...
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TfL investing in major transport improvements for Croydon

Transport for London is to invest £7.6million in schemes across Croydon during 2017-18. Road safety improvements, better cycle access and improved air quality are among the benefits being promised with Croydon Council initiatives set to benefit including: South Norwood regeneration: £750,000 towards improved pedestrian access, tree planting, better pavements, and new outdoor seating for shoppers and...
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Discover London’s hidden gem at seventh annual conference

Discover London’s ‘hidden gem’ at the seventh Develop Croydon Conference on Wednesday, November 22, when investors, developers and key local stakeholders will debate how to ensure one of Europe’s largest regeneration programmes not only creates prosperity but also enhances Croydon’s landscape. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan hailed Croydon’s future as a centre for regeneration, culture and technology...
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Croydon drawing up plans to improve green spaces

A new survey of Croydon’s park users has been launched to bring the council’s ambitious plans for securing and improving the borough’s green spaces a step closer. Entitled Croydon Talks Parks, the survey is launched this week and aims to find the main reasons why people value parks and what they want to see improved....
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