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Goodbye, Croydon

‘Now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain‘ (Frank Sinatra, ‘My Way’) It’s still hard to believe, though it’s been inevitable for a while. ...

Could you be an ‘Appropriate Adult’ volunteer in Croydon?

What happens when a juvenile or a person with a mental difficulties is taken into custody – something that is already an uneasy experience for a well-functioning adult? Public concern over ...

A plastic-free month in Croydon – are you up for the challenge?

Here in Croydon, we now have massive plastic wheelie bins to encourage us to recycle more plastic (and other items). The first thought that came into my mind on hearing ...

How Croydon played a part in the peace process – back in the 1800s

Important issues across the country in 1877 and 1888 were Britain’s relationship with Turkey and war with Afghanistan. At a public meeting in Croydon in September 1877, the speaker, a Mr Lowe, ...

Bigger in year 2: the Croydon Literary Festival 2018

You might remember that, in early 2017, Johnny Rose put up a shout out for volunteers to set up Croydon’s first ever literary festival. I was one of a handful ...

The Citizen is closing down: an FAQ on what happens now

On Tuesday 18th September 2018 we officially announced the end of the Croydon Citizen, both online and in print. You can read about the story of the closure and what led ...

The Mussons of Bermuda, Barbados and Croydon

In January 2001, two portrait paintings sold together at auction – one of Samuel Paynter Musson and the other, of ‘Maid De-ah’, who had been “…the faithful and loving nurse of the ...

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 ...

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