May 2018 in brief

Posted on June 14th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of May 2018, summarised by the Citizen team

The Croydon Partnership announced Waitrose and John Lewis as anchor stores in the proposed new Croydon Westfield retail development

On 31st May the Croydon Partnership confirmed that a four-level John Lewis store and a Waitrose will be the ‘anchor’ stores in its proposed town centre Westfield retail centre.

Work on the centre is set to begin in 2019. Councillor Alison Butler, … Read More »



April 2018 in brief

Posted on May 10th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of April 2018, summarised by the Citizen team

Labour held Croydon Council in the local elections

A low-key campaign overshadowed by national and London politics came to an end on 3rd May, with the result becoming clear overnight. Labour won 41 of Croydon’s 70 councillors, with the Conservatives taking the remaining 29. The UKIP vote collapsed across the borough, while Lib Dem and Green spokespeople both … Read More »



LIVEBLOG: Croydon Council Election 2018

Posted on May 3rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Live results are due overnight, get updates here from 11pm

The Citizen‘s Tom Black will be at the count of Croydon’s 2018 elections all night. Follow this page for updates as our new council is elected.

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PROJECTION: LABOUR TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF CROYDON COUNCIL

It’s not the most unexpected of projections, and perhaps it was never in doubt, but there it is. The ward results we’ve seen so far … Read More »



The Croydon Manifesto 2018

Posted on April 5th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 2 comments

With local elections looming on 3rd May, we meet the opposing forces battling to take control of Croydon’s council

Croydon goes to the polls with the rest of London and much of metropolitan England on Thursday 3rd May. Against a backdrop of renewed two-party politics in the UK, the Citizen reached out to the two men vying to be leader of Croydon Council on 4th May: the … Read More »



March 2018 in brief

Posted on April 4th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of March 2018, summarised by the Citizen team

Croydon groups teamed up to raise awareness of knife crime in three-week programme

Croydon Council’s youth engagement team teamed up with Croydon police, Victim Support, and others in a three-week programme to raise awareness of knife crime, the Croydon Citizen reported. Participating groups hosted a range of town-centre events throughout the programme, which started during half term. The … Read More »



Winter in brief

Posted on February 1st, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of December 2017 and January 2018, summarised by the Citizen team

Croydon bids to become London’s first Borough of Culture

Croydon entered the competition to become London’s first Borough of Culture in 2019, a new award announced by mayor Sadiq Khan. The bid was submitted in December, and the outcome will be announced in February. Twenty-two bids have been submitted and rivals include Brent, Camden, Greenwich … Read More »



November 2017 in brief

Posted on December 18th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of November 2017, summarised by the Citizen team

Croydon Council announces plans to preserve outlying town centres after the Westfield retail centre opens

It was reported in the Croydon Advertiser that Croydon Council plans to invest in Croydon’s ‘village’ centres after the Westfield complex is built in the town centre. Croydon Council chief executive Jo Negrini made the statement during questioning on the issue at the … Read More »



‘I would make Croydon better by…’, one year on

Posted on December 18th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Your ideas are being put into action, but there are many more that can become a reality with your help

In January 2017, the Citizen unveiled a pocket-sized book of ideas collated from its readers over the preceding two-and-a-half years. In the presence of the Mayor of Croydon, the Leader of Croydon Council, and the council’s Chief Executive, copies of the book were handed out to representatives of … Read More »



Croydon Council Planning Committee approves Westfield in unanimous vote

Posted on November 17th, by The Croydon Citizen in Economics & Business. 1 Comment

On Tuesday night, the Planning Committee approved a revised plan for the town’s Westfield shopping centre

The Croydon Council Planning Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday night to approve a Westfield shopping centre and surrounding buildings for development in Fairfield.

The new complex, which developers are aiming to open in 2022, will include shops, leisure facilities, and restaurants, among other new locations that supporters … Read More »



Croydon Council rejects attempted expansion of Queens Hotel

Posted on October 24th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The rejection comes after an onslaught of opposition from the local area, reports David Marino Jr

The Planning Committee of Croydon Council voted 6-4 Thursday night to refuse renovations to the London Crystal Palace Queens Hotel on Church Road.

If approved, existing buildings in the centre and rear of the hotel would have been demolished, with the creation of a new spine building and extensions to … Read More »