Croydon Communities Consortium

Searching for an answer to Croydon’s rubbish problem

Posted on May 19th, by Charles Barber in Politics & Society. 8 comments

How can local residents hold back the rising tide of litter?

The Croydon Communities Consortium should be congratulated on holding a meeting that attempted to face up to one of Croydon’s seemingly perennial problems – rubbish. A number of Croydon’s residents’ associations were represented and, in all, around thirty people turned up to ask questions and make suggestions. Due to the election, no council officers were present, … Read More »

How to spot a troll

Posted on July 16th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 9 comments

As the AGM of the beleaguered Croydon Communities Consortium approaches, Robert Ward has some advice for people who come under attack from trolls

Sean Creighton wrote recently of how social media can stifle debate and help destroy community. Sean and the Croydon Communities Consortium seem to have been targets. The perpetrators are known as trolls.

I’ve never met one, but might not … Read More »

Polite White Flight: coming to a Croydon suburb near you?

Posted on July 14th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 8 comments

Jonny Rose contemplates the subconscious segregation of Croydon

Recently, I asked the question, “Do you know your neighbours?”. Today, I want to ask, “Do your neighbours look like you?”.

Because according to the research of Dr Eric Kaufmann of Birkbeck University if you’re an upwardly-mobile white Croydonian living in the suburbs, the answer is likely to be “yes”. For better or worse, … Read More »

Croydon’s appetite for self-destruction

Posted on July 6th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 8 comments

Let’s have robust debate in our community, argues Sean Creighton, but we should work together

As I submit this piece to the Citizen, the Annual General Meeting of the Croydon Communities Consortium approaches (to be held on Thursday 16th July). I will be attending in order to make a stand against destructive attacks upon it and upon me. The unpleasant and personal nature of these … Read More »

Opportunity knocks? The Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission begins its work

Posted on January 20th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Sean Creighton welcomes the launch of Croydon’s long-promised Opportunity and Fairness Commission

At last the Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission is starting on Wednesday 28th January with a launch at Stanley Halls in South Norwood, 7:00-8:30pm.

The idea of a Fairness Commission for Croydon was a welcome Labour manifesto headline pledge. The Labour administration agreed to set it up at the cabinet meeting on Monday 30th June. … Read More »

Citizen Livetweet: Croydon Communities Consortium tonight

Posted on January 14th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

Tonight, Croydonians will meet independently to discuss community problems and solutions. Tom Black will provide live updates on Twitter

As Sean Creighton wisely pointed out on Friday, the next meeting of the Croydon Communities Consortium ought to be well-attended. It takes place tonight at The Shirley Community Centre, Shrublands Road, Shirley, CR0 8JA. Unable to attend? Worry not – The Croydon Citizen‘s Tom Black will be … Read More »

Why you should care about the Croydon Communities Consortium

Posted on January 10th, by Sean Creighton in Culture. 4 comments

Sean Creighton ponders what the newly created community consortium could achieve if political bickering is kept away

On 14th January the first public meeting is being organised by the  Croydon Communities Consortium. It was established after the former Neighbourhood Partnership was shut down by the council. But how the Consortium develops will depend on who takes part, its understanding of community, community cohesion, the nature of Croydon and … Read More »