How Croatia thrashed Croydon 3–0 in the litter-collecting World Cup

Posted on August 8th, by Uday Shukla in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Matching up two different places in a litter-picking challenge

Hot on the heels of the football World Cup and Croatia’s success in reaching the finals, Croydonians also found fame as a fantastic bunch of lively supporters when scenes of them showcasing the ‘Croydon Cheer’ at Boxpark were televised nationwide.

Now imagine this: having failed to secure city status after so many attempts, Croydon becomes bolder and … Read More »



How many bins do we need in Croydon?

Posted on July 26th, by Uday Shukla in Politics & Society. 3 comments

How workable is Croydon Council’s new recycling policy? And how many bins are too many?

When someone has a good idea, praise is not always that forthcoming – but when they have a bad idea, everyone’s a critic. Personally, I usually reserve judgement for a while before making up my mind. However every now and again, there’s an idea that’s so ill-conceived, you wonder how on earth … Read More »



Croydon’s parks and open spaces: who should look after them?

Posted on July 10th, by Uday Shukla in Politics & Society. 2 comments

What can we do to protect our local parks and green areas?

I enjoy walking; whether it’s just a stroll around the block or a ten-mile hike along the coast, I really do love it. Well, what’s not to like, being outdoors, getting some exercise and seeing fantastic things along the way? It certainly beats my typical day at the office, confined to a desk staring at … Read More »



From childhood to adulthood in Croydon

Posted on June 12th, by Uday Shukla in Culture. 2 comments

One man’s memories of growing up in Croydon

Apart from a few years away when at university, I’ve lived in south London for all of my life. During this time, I’ve seen Croydon change.

As a child, I remember my dad driving me and my sisters to Croydon on Saturdays to do the speciality food shop. This meant parking the car what seemed like a million … Read More »