Tell us about your memories of Croydon

Posted on June 13th, by Cassie Whittell in Culture. No Comments

When you think of Croydon, what comes to mind?

We really want to know… For our July print issue, we want you to tell us about your strongest memory of Croydon: whether you’re 15 or 85, we want to know what you think of when you think about our borough. Is is shopping down Surrey Street with your family? Is it going to one of the local … 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 »

Do small businesses hurt more than they help?

Posted on August 16th, by Sean Creighton in Economics & Business. No Comments

In his continuing multi part series, Sean Creighton explores the state of SMEs in Croydon and whether they help or hurt the community

This is the third part of a series by Sean Creighton. The first and second parts are available now.

A serious weakness in the Small Business Commission’s interim report is the absence of discussion on the ethics and legality of some SMEs, and whether SMEs … Read More »

Economic confidence returns to Croydon. Thanks, technology sector.

Posted on March 14th, by Jonny Rose in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. No Comments

Jonny Rose reports on how technology in Croydon is leading the economic recovery

Two new reports released on Friday

In case you didn’t see the nifty council-authored press release last week, it is now official that Croydon has “the fastest growing technology cluster” with Croydon Tech City’s startup cluster achieving 23% growth since 2011, higher than London (17.1%) and the UK (11.3%) averages over this period. (ONS: … Read More »