A plastic-free month in Croydon – are you up for the challenge?

Posted on September 28th, by Grace Onions in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Giant plastic bins are provided to help us use less… plastic. Could there be another way for Croydon?

Here in Croydon, we now have massive plastic wheelie bins to encourage us to recycle more plastic (and other items). The first thought that came into my mind on hearing of this change to our recycling collections was a phrase about leading a horse to water… but maybe I’m … Read More »



Croydon Soroptimist International’s public speaking competition helps girls to be Loud And Proud

Posted on April 10th, by Grace Onions in Politics & Society. No Comments

The 2018 girls’ public speaking competition was a sign of great things to come for girls in public life

The Loud and Proud public speaking competition for year 6 girls, proudly support by Soroptimist International Croydon and District, took place in Croydon Town Hall on Thursday 2nd March. It was held to commemorate International Women’s Day 2018 and the 100th anniversary of the first stage of female suffrage … Read More »



If Henry VIII had used disposable nappies, they wouldn’t have decomposed yet

Posted on January 27th, by Grace Onions in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Grace Onions, co-founder of Croydon Real Nappy Network, explains why she chose to work for change from the bottom up

“If Henry VIII had used disposable nappies, they would still be festering away somewhere, not yet decomposed.”

When I read this statement recently, it brought home to me what my work with the Croydon Real Nappy Network, which I co-founded in 2006 along with … Read More »