Campaigns


Why the Citizen supports… Saving Cambridge before it’s too late

Posted on May 31st, by James Naylor in Campaigns. 2 comments

In another bold Citizen Campaign James Naylor asks you to save a town from becoming “The Croydon of the Fens”

Somewhere, deep in the fens, a town is in a planning crisis.

The unique character of a delightful yet little-known town in East Anglia is under serious threat. A surge of greedy property developers don’t merely plan to destroy the character of a quaint … Read More »



History doesn’t stop: save the Croydon Local Studies Archive

Posted on January 11th, by Paul Sowan in Campaigns. 3 comments

Paul Sowan, an archivist and librarian with the Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society, whose research is incorporated into the Local Studies Archive, explains the library’s importance in preserving and adding to local knowledge

Over the last 50 years I have, as a member and officer of the Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society, devoted thousands of hours and spent many hundreds of pounds … Read More »



Why Archives Matter: A Historian Writes

Posted on January 11th, by Sean Creighton in Campaigns. No Comments

Those who support this cut would have us think this is a rarely-used archive with little relevance to present day issues. They couldn’t be more wrong

Croydon Council’s Local Studies section has three boxes of material about the life of its composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor that it has accumulated over the years. This material was useful to Jeffrey Green in researching his major biography … Read More »



Why the Citizen Supports… The Local Studies Archive

Posted on January 11th, by James Naylor in Campaigns. 4 comments

Who we are is under threat. What better reason to fight?

LATEST UPDATE: It was announced at a full council meeting on the 28/01/13 that the Local Studies Archive will continue to be open to the public. It will now, however be moving to the ground floor and there is some suggestion that opening hours could be increased, and access made easier. The Citizen welcomes this announcement … Read More »



Why the Citizen Supports… The Studio @ Matthews Yard

Posted on January 7th, by James Naylor in Campaigns. No Comments

James Naylor explains why Matthews Yard, and its Kickstarter project, are Croydon’s best hope for a cultured future

UPDATE: The Kickstarter project has now ended, raising an incredible £7,858. Many thanks to everyone who took part.

With the closure of the Clocktower and now the Warehouse Theatre, Croydon is at real risk of becoming a cultural desert. While the Fairfield Halls will be supported by … Read More »