The Public Gallery: Over to you


By - Thursday 6th February, 2014

After a packed week for the Citizen, Tom Black offers a short update and invites TPG’s readers to talk amongst themselves


I’ve had a busy week. As our February print edition drew nearer (and I’m proud to say we started distributing it this morning), I found my attention diverted from the busy world of Cronxpolitik. Long hours of design and preparation have now given way to long hours of ‘having a horrible cold’. As such, I’m not firing on all cylinders today and am in no position to provide a proper TPG. My sincerest apologies.

Instead, the comments are enabled on this thread (as always). Feel free to post your own findings or opinions, or just have a good old political natter in the comments. To start the ball rolling, here’s a tidbit: the Croydon North Streets Commission gives its long-awaited report this evening. Steve Reed, the MP who launched the independent commission, hopes its findings will be listened to. What will Croydon’s other political figures say to its recommendations? 

Tom Black

Tom Black

Tom is the Citizen's General Manager, and spent his whole life in Croydon until moving to Balham in 2017. He also writes plays that are occasionally performed and books that are occasionally enjoyed. He's been a Labour Party member since 2007, and in his spare time runs an online publishing house for alternate history books, Sea Lion Press. He is fluent in Danish, but speaks no useful languages. Views personal, not representative of editorial policy.

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  • Anne Giles

    I hope your cold gets better. Love your articles!

  • Sean Creighton

    Next week is a very busy one with the Council Cabinet reviewing budget cuts on Monday, the Children & Young People Scrutiny Sub-Committee looking at school exam results on Tuesday, the Croydon Communities Consortium Meeting on rubbish on Wednesday, and the Croydon Arts Network Inaugural meeting on Saturday. Details are in my next EDiary available from me at . I discuss the budget cuts on my blog.at http://historyandsocialaction.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/labour-dilemmas-over-croydon-tories.html and the CVA’s VCSE Strategy at http://historyandsocialaction.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/towards-croydon-vcse-strategy.html.