Croydon Film Commission is facing an uncertain future after it was revealed its manager has been made redundant.

Linda Dyos, manager of the Croydon Film Office, will be leaving her role as culture, film and tourism manager for Croydon Business on February 20.

However, it is unclear how the commission will continue without a full-time co-ordinator.

Launched in 2002, Croydon Film Commission was set up to raise the profile of the borough as a filming location.

In that time the borough has grown in popularity among production crews and businesses in the borough have benefited financially.

The revelation sparked surprise particularly following the commission's success in attracting Hollywood producers to the town last year.

Ms Dyos confirmed that she will be leaving on February 20 and added: "Croydon Council has offered me one day a week to manage the commission on a consultancy basis. One day a week is inadequate and I am in negotiation with the council to see if this can be extended."

Parts of television shows Auf Weidersehen Pet, The Bill, Peep Show and Footballers' Wives have been filmed in the borough as well as adverts for Thomson and 118 118.

Girls Aloud chose Addington Palace to shoot their video to Jump, featured in the 2003 film Love Actually.

The commission's biggest coup was attracting award-winning actor Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard to Croydon last October to film parts of thriller The Da Vinci Code, which is being released in May.

Last August Ms Dyos said Croydon was inching closer to entering the top-10 of favoured London boroughs among production crews.

As well as scrapping Ms Dyos' position, Croydon Business which runs Croydon Film Commission has also made its town centre manager Tony Hart redundant. He also leaves on February 20.

Angelina Purcell, chief executive of Croydon Business, said it would be inappropriate to comment before a consultation ended.

But a spokesman for Croydon Council said: "Croydon offers a unique combination of film locations, giving filmmakers a wide range of diverse and complimentary settings in which to film. It is already a popular location for many film shoots.

"Croydon Council is committed to ensuring the future of the commission and can reassure everyone that we are committed to developing filming opportunities in the borough, and indeed hope to see the commission becoming even stronger and better than it already is."