Planning Report – September 2021

To find out the latest news on what is being planned in your local area, check out our latest Planning Report with up-to-date information on Planning Applications including developments in:

  • Firsby Avenue
  • Gladeside
  • The Glade
  • Orchard Avenue
  • Orchard Rise
  • Shirley Avenue
  • Woodmere Avenue and Woodmere Gardens.

With the latest information on the Croydon Local Plan Review, tree felling at land to the rear of Firsby Avenue, Conditions of Approval at 56 Woodmere Avenue, the New National Planning Policy Framework Design Codes and some suggestions in ways to hold Local Planning Authorities to account.

Also, take a look at the MORA Planning App, which gives you an easy way to track all the current and recent planning applications within the MORA area. It’s simple to use and free for you to access.

DEMOC Campaign Update – August 2021

In just six weeks’ time, our borough will go to the polls, to make a simple choice: stick with the same old, same old or change Croydon for the better. A democratically elected mayor, chosen by the WHOLE of Croydon, not just a group of councillors in the town hall, can help get our borough back on track.

Can you help DEMOC spread the word and get as many people to vote for a mayor who is elected by voters?


Follow DEMOC on Facebook, share our content – and keep your eyes peeled for news about our upcoming events.

Croydon Trading Standards – Scams Awareness

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams.

Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from scams. Complete the Friends Against Scams awareness session and help to raise awareness throughout your community.

Please use the link below to the online Scams Awareness session and help Croydon Trading Standards raise awareness and protect our residents:

For further information on Friends against Scams and for advice please visit:

 Please remember to report to Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 if you have actually been the victim of a scam or call Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 0808 223 1133 if you require advice on an issue you are having with a trader.

Croydon’s Trees for Streets Scheme

Croydon Council is among the first local authorities in the UK to join Trees for Streets, the new national street tree sponsorship scheme.

Trees for Streets is a project by Trees for Cities, the national urban tree charity, funded by the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. It aims to support the planting of more than a quarter of a million street trees nationwide over the next ten years.

The Trees for Streets online platform is easy-to-use and means anyone can sponsor a street tree in their neighbourhood by making a donation, and completing a few simple details. A request is automatically sent to the council, who then assess the chosen location for suitability. If the chosen spot is appropriate, they will make arrangements to plant a tree the following winter: the best time to plant young trees to ensure they grow and thrive.

Why are street trees important?

Street trees deliver a whole host of benefits right outside your door –here’s what they do for us:

  • capture carbon dioxide and produce oxygen
  • improve our health and wellbeing – both physically and mentally
  • absorb air pollution
  • improve air quality by acting like natural filters
  • protect us from flooding
  • create shading and cooling – so important in towns and cities
  • make the neighbourhoods where we live that bit nicer

Beyond sponsoring a tree, there are lots of other ways for you to get involved. Once each street tree is planted, it will need watering every week throughout the summer for 3 years to give it the best chance of survival, and any litter or weeds will need removing too, to make sure it thrives.

By donating your time (and water) to care for street trees, you’ll be contributing to a legacy for your community. It’s also a great opportunity to chat with neighbours, and enjoy the fresh air these trees provide.

Find out more:

Dedication/Memorial Trees

We also offer Dedication or Memorial trees, which are planted in parks and open spaces.

You can sponsor a Dedication/Memorial tree in a selection of parks located across the borough.

A Dedication or Memorial tree can be used to mark the life of a loved one who has passed away, the birth of a child, an anniversary, can be given as a gift, or simply because you’d like to put something back into your community and your local environment.

It’s a great way to celebrate or commemorate any significant life event. Or just because you love Croydon and would like to help plant more trees here.

Find out more:

If you would like to support us and help to distribute some leaflets in your street or locally to let others know about this new scheme, please email Trees for Streets at: