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Tue 04 May 2021 at 3:38pm

Newsflash: new campaign to inspire locals to take up gardening

Last month, the John Whitgift Foundation, a charity that has supported the local community for 425 years, announced its ambition to help Croydon become the UK’s greenest borough, by launching a campaign to inspire over 400,000 residents to take up gardening in 2021. The ‘Grow with John’ gardening programme is ...

Wed 21 Apr 2021 at 4:11pm

East Croydon Cool talks…Food Markets

East Croydon Cool talks…is a blog series that explores topics of cultural interest via local area experts. This month we spoke with the founders of South Norwood Market – a new Sunday market that will promote “local businesses & the best street food in town”. Opening this Sunday 25th April, ...
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Thu 15 Apr 2021 at 9:02pm

White Paper published about Croydon’s Comeback

Bare PR (a Croydon based PR company) has today published a white paper (industry speak for a report that gives information or proposals on an specific issue!) about the recovery of post-pandemic Croydon. As Lorraine Bridges, Founder of Bare PR, explains; “the paper explores some key themes that have emerged ...

Sun 11 Apr 2021 at 7:47pm

Croydon beer gardens, terraces and rooftops

Never has a Monday been so excitedly anticipated! Yes, Monday 12th April is (pretty much) here meaning outdoor drinking and dining for groups of up to 6 people (or 2 households) can commence! Below is a list of local places you will be able to head to from this week. Whether its ...

Wed 07 Apr 2021 at 11:32am

East Croydon Cool talks…Pampas Grass

East Croydon Cool talks…is a blog series that explores topics of cultural interest via local area experts. This month we caught up with Faye and Keelz from home décor company, Calabasas, to find out more about the ongoing trend for Pampas grass. Calabasas offers a culture clash ...

Tue 16 Mar 2021 at 4:05pm

Newsflash: ‘Tough as Nails’ manicure launches to celebrate strength of Croydon’s community

After a year of intermittent lockdowns, next month will see the re-opening of many small businesses in Croydon. To mark both this, and their first anniversary, Atara Nail Bar has partnered with East Croydon Cool, to launch a ‘Tough as Nails’ manicure that celebrates the strength shown by ...

Thu 04 Mar 2021 at 12:05pm

East Croydon Cool talks…Creativity in Lockdown

East Croydon Cool talks…is a blog series that explores topics of cultural interest via local area experts. This month we’re talking creativity in lockdown with Kate Marsden (aka @MadeByMrsM), a local textile designer and illustrator. It’s a big topic and there’s been a ...

Mon 01 Mar 2021 at 12:26pm

#CroydonWalkies competition (in partnership with RSPCA Croydon)

This month, we spoke to RSPCA Croydon about the impact lockdown is having on the Borough’s pets. RSPCA Croydon is a branch of the RSPCA but registered as a separate charity. They help local animals in need and are responsible for funding all our activities themselves. Their biggest ...

Mon 01 Mar 2021 at 12:26pm

East Croydon Cool talks…Pets in Lockdown

East Croydon Cool talks…is a blog series that explores topics of cultural interest via local area experts. This month we caught up with Natalia Restrepo, a Trustee from RSPCA Croydon, which is a branch of the RSPCA that helps local animals in need. As we approach a year of ...

Tue 16 Feb 2021 at 2:50pm

Project Nine: Mr Tinto Takeover

As the WFH coffee break continues on, we’ve joined forces with specialist coffee roaster, Mr Tinto, to show Croydoners how to make the perfect cup at home. Ahead of the Insta-Live session, participants will be sent a free sample of Mr Tinto coffee in the post. Then on ...