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Keep up to date with the latest news about London Road. The news section works as a journal documenting what’s new and happening in the area.

22 January 2016

Self-Assessment Workshop Tuesday 26th January


Do you still need to send off your self-assessment to HMRC? If you are in a panic then we may be able to help you…

The Enterprise Hub has teamed up with All Inclusive Training to run a practical workshop to help you complete your self-assessment. Date Tuesday 26 January 2016 from 6-8pm at CVA Resource Centre, West Croydon.  The cost of this workshop is only £20 for Enterprise Hub clients or local businesses in the London Road area. Our tax adviser will also be on hand from 8-9pm to answer any specific queries you may want to discuss on a one-to-one basis after the workshop.

Even if you have completed your self-assessment for 2014-15 you may wish to benefit from top tips and advice on how to do your next self –assessment – useful tips on understanding what expenses can be deducted from your profits, how to apportion overheads etc.

For further information please contact Julie Agbowu on 020 8253 7062 or book your place through the event-brite link.

22 January 2016

London Road temporarily becoming one-way from February 14th 2016

As you may know, as part of the council’s Connected Croydon programme, we are upgrading the footpaths along London Road. You would have noticed the improvements completed to date with the widening of footpaths, new street lighting, planting of new trees and installing new street furniture.

Lndn Rd oneway

To ensure the improvements are carried out safely, a one-way temporary traffic condition will be placed on London Road from Sunday 14th February 2016 for 14 weeks. This one way system will be lifted during the Easter period to accommodate this festive time.

Traffic flow will be one-way north-bound from West Croydon Station (Station Road) up until St James Road. Local diversion will be in place via St James Road. Please see map below for diversion route.

For any inquiries please do not hesitate to contact me direct on the above contact.

I would like to take this opportunity in thanking you for you continued cooperation and patience during these essential works.


Yours sincerely,


Paul Forrester

Senior project manager

7 September 2015

SmartWater is coming to Broad Green residents

Dear Residents of Broad Green,


Some important news for you, Broad Green Ward has been nominated as one of a few Wards that the Metropolitan Police Service will be rolling out Smartwater kits to. A newly formed team have 6 months to try and deliver 3250 kits out to the public who reside on this Ward and the few others that have been selected around CROYDON – This is being called the MET TRACE initiative


The MET TRACE initiative is currently being rolled out across boroughs to help combat burglary through the use of SmartWater kits. SmartWater is used as a way of marking property to put off potential thieves from taking items but also to return property to the victims and catch offenders. It has been used on other boroughs with great results, reducing burglaries and other theft related crimes significantly


The team has been trained up in the use of SmartWater and they will be imparting their knowledge with the SmartWater kits to residents in specific areas of the borough of CROYDON.  At current there is a pre-selected list of address that they will be working with but this will be expanded on later in the 2016


Their aim is to first visit residents in Broad Green starting from:



They have an initial target of deploying these by JANUARY 2016 (including other Wards), but this will depend on whether all the kits are received by residents


The team’s aim is to hit an optimum target of at least 803 homes in Croydon, don’t be left out!


To issue the kits, they can not be left at your address without you being present. The team will be using their knowledge to train you in the best use of SmartWater for your items of property and guide you through the process. If you are not in when they visit, they will leave a contact card for you to arrange for them to attend, I implore you to make sure you re-arrange a missed visit!


This is FREE to those who are visited!


If you have any questions, please feel free to ask a member of the team!

17 August 2015

West Croydon Bus Station – Alternative Boarding Points Aug-Sept 2015

From Wednesday 12 August there will be a further small change to some bus routes and bus stops in the West Croydon area, as we will be working on a different part of the bus station construction site. This will only affect bus routes which terminate at West Croydon.

From 1000 on Wednesday 12 August until the end of September 2015 buses will be unable to use St Michael’s Road or stand on the eastern part of the site. We have constructed a temporary bus standing area on the western part of the site, accessed from Station Road. As this area is smaller than the existing standing area a small number of buses will need to stand in Station Road itself.

There will be no other bus route changes, and no changes to pick up points. All bus routes in the West Croydon area will continue to pick up from the same alternative stops that they have been since February 2015.

At the end of September 2015 (date to be confirmed) we will be switching back to the current arrangements to allow us to construct the new bus station building on the western part of the site. At that point buses will return to standing on the eastern part of the site and the last stop for routes 154, 166, 194, 367, 403, 405, 412, 450 and T33 will return to St Michael’s Road (stop B8).


Our map of alternative boarding points has not changed from the one previously sent but please find it attached it again for your convenience.

West Croydon Alternative Boarding Points Feb 2015

20 March 2015

London Road business support

Retail revival is currently working with 19 businesses on London Road to help them make small yet significant structural improvements, the work includes new filters for extraction systems, decorative make overs, new signage and lighting improvements. Ten cafés have also received their food hygiene qualifications and Retail Revival have also helped these food businesses update their menus and kitchens. Work is due to be completed in mid April.

15 March 2015

Safer cleaner coordinator

During recent weeks Bobby Dhillon, Safer Cleaner Co-ordinator has been visiting London Road shops to improve business crime prevention and security measures. 25 shops have been risk assessed with many of them going on to receive grant funding to upgrade their premises with items such as, new doors, locks and CCTV installations. The programme is now coming to an end, but over £25,000 has been invested in crime prevention measures.

Business owners who received the grant funding have praised the programme for its contribution to supporting their businesses and preventing crime. In addition, Bobby has been working to distribute 100 fake note detection devices along London Road and the vicinity to reduce the number of businesses losing out to the fraudulent use of fake bank notes.

10 March 2015

Winning brand announced


Residents and businesses have chosen a new brand for London Road. Thornton Heath-based designers ‘Future of Croydon’ came up with a choice of three logos for the area and asked members of the public to vote for their favourite design.

More than 650 votes were cast with the winning design head and shoulders above the other two with 418 votes. The new brand will be displayed prominently in London Road and is featured on this website.

1 August 2014

West Croydon Improvement programme

The following newsletters are from April 2014 and August 2014, and give more detail about the West Croydon Improvement programme.

London Road Newsletter August 2014

London Road Newsletter April 2014