Croydon’s politicians need to engage young people

Posted on February 26th, by Ben Flook in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Ben Flook suggests greater engagement of young people in politics could be crucial in influencing elections

With local elections in Croydon only a matter of weeks away, much attention has been placed upon the marginal wards in determining which party has control of Croydon Council for the next four years.

Both Labour and the Conservatives have been fiercely concentrating their resources on the ‘bellwether’ … Read More »



Floods show the best of Croydon

Posted on February 17th, by Ben Flook in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Ben Flook looks for the bright side and uncovers Croydon’s community spirit in the response to the floods

The spectacle of flooded streets, sandbags and road closures has, rather unfortunately, become commonplace in many parts of Britain over the last few weeks. The wettest winter in two and a half centuries and some of the worst flooding in decades continues the trend of extreme weather … Read More »



Grammar Schools: Croydon can learn from Sutton’s example

Posted on October 30th, by Ben Flook in Politics & Society. 9 comments

New contributor Benjamin Flook suggests that a re-introduction of grammar schools would provide greater educational equality

Similar to the other London boroughs, Croydon has a shortage of available school places for the rapidly increasing demand. In the last two years alone, demand for reception places has increased by a considerable 25% due to London’s exponentially growing population. While the immediate problem may be primary schools, … Read More »