‘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 »



Black History event lights up Central Croydon

Posted on October 23rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Culture. No Comments

David Marino Jr reports on a Black History Month event featuring music, poetry, education and more

Black History Month was in full force in Croydon Saturday, as the Black Cultural Open Day event celebrated African/black culture in a free multimedia presentation featuring music, poetry, education and more.

The event, held at the Project B bar from 2 pm to 7 pm by Black Futures UK, a … Read More »



Print archive: September 2017 – From borough to gallery

Posted on October 17th, by The Croydon Citizen in Not featured, Politics & Society. No Comments

Croydon celebrated Andy Warhol this month, and the Citizen celebrated that fact

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Print archive: July-August 2017 – Use it or lose it, Croydon

Posted on October 17th, by The Croydon Citizen in Not featured, Politics & Society. No Comments

Jonny Rose’s call to local action struck a chord with readers

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Lives Not Knives provides young people guidance as knife crime surges

Posted on October 16th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

David Marino Jr reports on what the local activism group is doing as knife-related crime sees a spike

With official figures showing that knife-related violence is on the rise in London and England as a whole, one group is taking to Croydon’s schools and beyond with a bold message.

Lives Not Knives started as simple words on a T-shirt in 2007 created by then-14-year-old Eliza Rebeiro. … Read More »



Summer 2017 in brief

Posted on September 8th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big stories of the summer, summarised by the Citizen team

Animal rights campaigners staged a protest at the opening of Croydon High Street branch of Five Guys

On Monday 31st July, vegans and other animal rights protesters leafleted customers on the opening day of Croydon’s new branch of Five Guys, currently the fastest growing restaurant chain in the US and famed for its bacon milkshakes. Under the slogan ‘you buy, … Read More »



The Citizen is taking a summer holiday

Posted on August 21st, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News, Topical. 2 comments

Normal service will resume on Tuesday 29th August

The sun is out, the streets are packed, and the Croydon Citizen team is taking a week off. We’ll be back on Tuesday 29th August, with new articles published daily right here on our website. Our next print edition hits the streets on Tuesday 5th September.

Warmest summer wishes to all of our readers.

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Print archive: June 2017 – The many festivals of Croydon

Posted on July 22nd, by The Croydon Citizen in Not featured, Politics & Society. No Comments

Croydon’s past, present, and future were celebrated

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