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The Croydon Citizen

Fri 28 Sep 2018 at 12:29pm

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. ...

Fri 28 Sep 2018 at 12:29pm

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 ...

Fri 28 Sep 2018 at 12:29pm

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 ...

Thu 27 Sep 2018 at 12:29pm

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, ...

Thu 27 Sep 2018 at 12:29pm

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 ...

Wed 26 Sep 2018 at 12:29pm

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 ...

Tue 25 Sep 2018 at 12:29pm

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 ...

Mon 24 Sep 2018 at 12:29pm

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 ...

Fri 21 Sep 2018 at 12:29pm

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 ...

Thu 20 Sep 2018 at 12:29pm

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 ...