Open to the public, the event will give residents, businesses and local community groups of Waddon and Croham the opportunity to meet members of the Croydon Partnership team, find out more about the over £1billion investment into the town centre, and answer any questions about the re-development.
The event is the latest in a series of rolling community drop-in sessions which will take place across Croydon’s 23 wards over the coming months. The first event was hosted for the Fairfield ward at Centrale shopping centre in July 2014, and successful events have followed for local communities in the South Norwood, Woodside, Bensham Manor and West Thornton wards.
The roadshow forms a central part of the “Partners in the Town” component of the Croydon Partnership’s Community Plan, which aims to ensure regular dialogue with residents and local businesses and community groups across Croydon as the scheme progresses.
Joining the Croydon Partnership at the event will be representatives from Croydon Police, who are working closely alongside the Partnership as part of the redevelopment plans to help make the town centre a safer place to work and visit, through the Safer Croydon Partnership.
Steve Yewman, Development Director at Westfield commented: “Our events to date have been very well attended and our aim is to help local residents understand our ambitions for redeveloping Croydon’s retail town centre. We look forward to meeting as many people as possible across Waddon and Croham on 30th May.”
Carolyn Kenney, Project Director Retail Development for Hammerson, added: “We understand that providing a safe and secure environment is an absolute priority so we’re delighted that representatives from the Police will again be joining us to update the local community on the Safer Croydon Partnership’s activities. We want to ensure the whole community benefits from our scheme, which is creating 5,000 jobs as well as acting as a catalyst for the much-needed wider regeneration of the town.”
Further community roadshow dates will be announced in due course.