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Print Archive: December 2014 News Magazine – Reflecting on 2014

Posted on January 21st, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

2014 came to an end, and the Citizen looked back on a mixed year for Croydon

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The Croydon Citizen is a non-profit community news magazine for London’s most populous borough.

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Croydon – 2014 in review

Posted on December 31st, by James Naylor in Site News. 1 Comment

As 2014 draws to a close, the Editor-in-chief looks back at the year

And so we come to the end of 2014. This year saw the council return to Labour control after eight years of Tory administration and the sudden resignation of its leader, the ‘iconic’ Saffron Square tower become the tallest building in the borough by a country mile – making it (apparently visible … Read More »

Print Archive: November 2014 News Magazine – When?

Posted on December 22nd, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

Westfield’s delay to 2019 challenged a number of assumptions about Croydon’s future. This edition of the Citizen explored what’s next

For some time now, where the future of Croydon is concerned, one topic of conversation dominates all others: “I hear Westfield is coming to Croydon”,”When Westfield comes….” or “Did you know that they’re going to build the third Westfield in Croydon? I know, right?” In … Read More »

Print Archive: October 2014 News Magazine – Happening here

Posted on December 22nd, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

Croydon’s thriving events scene was explored in this print edition of the Citizen – read it online now

It should come as a surprise to no one that Croydon, with its claims to being the birthplace of major figures in art, music, and cinema, should have a thriving cultural scene. But even Croydon’s most switched-on citizens may not know that not just one but two film festivals … Read More »

Print Archive: September 2014 News Magazine – Back to school?

Posted on October 14th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

Croydon goes back to the classroom in this edition of the Citizen, with a look at school places, public art, local recipes and life after Tony Pulis

Introduction by James Naylor, Editor-in-Chief:

In September, the ‘back to school’ season reaches its crescendo. Seemingly endless summer holidays finally do end; which, depending on your point of view, is either very bad or very … Read More »

October’s suggestions for ‘I would make Croydon better by…’

Posted on October 7th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

How could Croydon be improved? We want your suggestions today! Email us at

Last month we launched a campaign to get your suggestions to make Croydon a better place. Why? From the beginning, a big part of the Citizen has been about proposing concrete, achievable solutions to the town’s problems. Now we want to do more and involve readers on a larger … Read More »

Print Archive: July-August 2014 News Magazine – I would make Croydon better by…

Posted on September 23rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

In this issue, the Citizen looks at the Croydon’s summer of festivals, Gatwick Airport expansion, affordable housing, and Halal meat in Croydon’s schools

The great British summer has well and truly begun, with its uncertain weather, numerous sporting failures, and frivolous news stories, it’s often low on serious and engaging political issues. But in Croydon there might be more reasons to be cheerful … Read More »

Print Archive: June 2014 News Magazine – Who do we think we are?

Posted on July 14th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. Comments Off

Ahead of the Croydon Heritage Festival, the Citizen examines what Croydon’s past means for its future

It remains a massive surprise to many that Croydon’s history is both rich and varied. For those that know even a little of it, it is no surprise at all.

Far from being the new town it is often mistaken for, Croydon is a place whose story touches every … Read More »

Print Archive: May 2014 News Magazine – Election 2014

Posted on June 1st, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. Comments Off

In an election special, the Citizen pits local leaders against each other in a battle for your vote

In local politics, this month is the big one. On 22nd May, who runs our council for the next four years will be decided. It’s likely to be a very close call; the whole election being won or lost (whatever some might protest) in a few key … Read More »

Print Archive: April 2014 News Magazine – Croydon underwater

Posted on May 1st, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. Comments Off

In this issue, the Citizen looks at the 2014 Croydon floods, the economy of #Croydon #TechCity and the David Lean Cinema

Happily and not too surprisingly, this month’s cover image did not come to pass, but there’s no denying that flooding was a big issue for Croydonians. Homes were evacuated, transport connections were cut off and a spontaneous lake appeared in Purley, complete with its own personality … Read More »