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Croydon’s new planning guidelines: great leap forward or stumble to uncertainty? (part 2)

Following on from my article last week on the implications for the Croydon Local Plan with the implementation of the government’s revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) guidelines, here ...

How was the Croydon Citizen made?

How did the Citizen operate day-to-day? The Citizen was run by one person full-time, assisted by a team of volunteers in their spare time. The people filling these roles changed ...

Peace Day: how carers are bringing peace to Croydon

Friday 21st September is International Day of Peace, or Peace Day. Established by the United Nations in 1981, Peace Day ‘provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to ...

Croydon’s new planning guidelines: great leap forward or stumble to uncertainty? (part 1)

Planning-development decision making in Croydon has been the subject of much controversy recently, with the apparent obsession with meeting the government’s and Mayor of London’s housing targets – regardless ...

Farewell, citizens of Croydon

In an alternative reality, this article has the same title, but it’s very different. In that article I tell you that I am stepping down as the Editor-in-Chief of ...

Summer 2018 in brief

Football came home to Boxpark July’s World Cup celebrations in Boxpark Croydon made national news. After images of local fans’ exuberant reactions to the national team’s success left ...

Croydon’s peace ballot and the Italian invasion of Abyssinia

Across the country in 1934 a massive campaign started to obtain signatures to the peace ballot, organised by the League of Nations Union’s National Declaration committee and its president, Lord ...

“Bowie was wrong, Croydon’s always been cool”: Gavin Kinch’s new art exhibition at Boxpark

The work of Gavin Kinch, a blend of retro graphics and futuristic themes, is one of the coolest things to come out of Croydon in recent years. The Town That ...

Why Croydon needs a visitor centre, and how it could pay for itself

If you happened to venture down the covered section of St George’s Walk on Saturday 25th August, you may have noticed a man sitting at a table with another ...

Croydon Rocks – again!

Building upon the success of last year’s Croydon Rocks festival, organiser Richie Hudson has assembled another brilliantly diverse line-up for the upcoming two-dayer on 3rd and 4th November 2018. But ...

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