Monday 19 June. 6.30pm. Cabinet
The agenda deals with update on Don’t Mess With Croydon – Young People Taking Pride and Campaign, presentation by Cllr Timothy Godfrey on what is happening at Fairfield Halls, Community Safety Strategy 2017-2020, update on the development of the Legacy Croydon Youth Zone, the Small Business Commission, entering partnerships to deliver affordable housing, the lease of the former Ashburton Library, and extension of the contract for rough sleepers support service.
Tuesday 20 June. 6.30pm. Children & Young People Scrutiny Sub-Committee
Major item: Youth Engagement Strategy and Championing Children in Croydon
Thursday 22 June. 10.30am. Licensing Committee
Thursday 22 June. 6.30pm. Planning Committee followed by Sub-committee
Monday 26 June. 6.30pm. Council
Tuesday 27 June. 5.30pm. South West London Waste Partnership Joint Committee
Tuesday 27 June. 6.30pm. Scrutiny & Overview Committee
Wednesday 28 June. 5pm. Adult Social Services Review Panel
Thursday 29 June. 6.30pm. General Purposes and Audit Committee
Papers can be accessed at
Note: papers usually go up one week before the meeting.
Community Safety Strategy silent on action against deprivation
‘There is a correlation between areas of high deprivation and crime rates in Croydon; more crime is committed in the north of the borough, largely due to a higher population density, and more pockets of deprivation.’ (para 3.10
While the role of deprivation in crime is recognised, the community safety strategy for 2017-20 being considered by the Cabinet on Monday 19 June r says nothing about how to reduce it.
The strategy will focus on:
- reducing the overall crime rate in Croydon; focus on violent crime and domestic violence.
- improving the safety of children and young people.
- Improving public confidence and community engagement.
- Tackling anti-social behaviour and environmental crime.
- improving support and reduce vulnerability for all victims of crime; focus on hate crime.
Cabinet may find Small Business Commission recommendations unacceptable
The Cabinet on 19 June may find that it is unable to agree with all of the recommendations being made by the Small Business Commission in its interim report. Can you work out which those will be?
Council plans to outsource leisure centres, parks and open space
‘The operator will enhance the current offer, deliver significant financial savings, and work in partnership with the Council’s existing services. The Council is seeking an operator who will provide a renewed focus to sport, physical activity and leisure in Croydon, and will make use of all the varied assets in the borough to provide a joined up package developing and managing operations, maximising commercial opportunities and delivering social objectives by adhering to key national, regional and local strategic policy. There will be opportunities to develop existing facilities, and working with the Council and partners to develop sport and physical activity through commercial and sustainable partnerships and investment.’
Council makes £33.9m from parking fines
Planned cycle ways
The Council’s Scrutiny Committee considered the cycling strategy at its meeting on Tuesday 13 June. To see the detailed papers go to