Croydon Nightwatch

Smoothing the way for Croydon’s rough sleepers

Posted on February 2nd, by Lynne Hale in Politics & Society. No Comments

Good news for Croydon’s homeless, and the agencies that support them

Just before Christmas, Croydon was given the uplifting news that it would be a significant beneficiary of the government’s £50 million grant to tackle homelessness across the UK.

The prime minster made the announcement on 21st December as she unveiled the government’s plans for new homelessness prevention schemes, including targeted support for those at risk … Read More »

The young Muslims who cleaned up Croydon

Posted on January 5th, by Adeel Shah in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Whilst many Croydonians were sleeping off a 1st January hangover, a bunch of local young people went to work

Before dawn on Friday 1st January, more than sixty young Muslim volunteers descended on the streets of Croydon to clean up following the New Year’s Eve festivities.

Volunteers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), were ready to work their way across the borough in order to … Read More »

Croydon goes to the London Peace Symposium, Baitul Futuh Mosque, 14th March 2015

Posted on April 3rd, by Rosie Edser in Politics & Society. 22 comments

Rosie Edser accompanies Croydon’s Ahmadiyya Muslims to the 12th London Peace Symposium

Asking whether Ahmadiyya Muslims are Sunni or Shia is like asking whether Jehovah’s Witnesses are Catholic or Protestant. They’re neither, they’re entirely different. There are approximately seventy-three different sects of Islam and the belief that their founder, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, was a messiah places the Ahmadiyya community in conflict with many mainstream Muslims. By way of … Read More »

Croydon’s growing problem that is being swept under the rug

Posted on January 21st, by Aishah Mehmood in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Aishah Mehmood delves into the growing number of people who can’t afford to feed themselves

Regardless of how much we can afford, every one of us needs food. Where we get our food from can vary, from supermarkets to discount shops like the 99p store or Poundland. But how would you feel if you witnessed a citizen using another form of means to find food: … Read More »