Local organisations still have the chance to enter a council competition which could see their ideas to boost Croydon’s nightlife become a reality.
With the 21 May deadline for Good Evening Croydon approaching, would-be entrants still have time to submit their proposals to rejuvenate Croydon’s night-time economy. Judges are seeking exciting, creative concepts that will revitalise local nightlife as part of the ongoing regeneration in the borough.
Culture must be at the heart of all ideas and entries could be anything, ranging from holding special events to ideas for lighting schemes and unique night-time programming at new or existing venues. Or it could be something entirely different which hasn’t been seen in Croydon before. Proposals can be for locations anywhere in the borough. All should highlight Croydon’s diversity and undiscovered potential as a location for a good night out. Up to five of the best ideas will be shortlisted and these groups will then be supported by the council to begin developing their idea to assess viability, before some or all of the proposals are fully developed for the people of Croydon to enjoy.
Councillor Mark Watson, Cabinet Member for Economy and Jobs, said: “There’s still time to submit your entries for Good Evening Croydon – and I would urge anyone who is even thinking of doing so to go for it. Croydon has a fantastic energy at the moment, a real groundswell of creativity with many exciting ideas coming from local community organisations and businesses. This is a fantastic opportunity for them to directly contribute to the evening and night-time offerings in Croydon and I’m really excited to see the creative ideas they put forward.”
Applicants must be Croydon-based and need to complete the council’s online form detailing their idea in 500 words. The piece should include where and when their idea would take place and what positive impact it would have on the borough’s night-time economy. Entries should also outline costs – which must be within the range of £5k to £50k – and any photos or images to support the idea should also be included. All submissions must be sent by midnight on Sunday 21 May 2017.