Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission


Opportunity Croydon: The first step to a better Croydon is more volunteers

Posted on October 20th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Jonny Rose calls forth an army of volunteers from Croydon’s society

We need more volunteers in Croydon

Last week, the Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission set up by the council released its interim report, Building A Better Croydon For Everyone.

At sixty pages long and drawing from the responses of over 3,000 Croydonians, the report makes for some interesting reading. However, by far … Read More »



Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission to hold an Open Day on Tuesday 1st September

Posted on August 17th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

In the latest stage of their public consultations, Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commissioners plan to meet Croydon residents in an accessible town centre location.  The event offers all members of the community the chance to contribute to the commission’s work. 

Release begins: Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission has announced that it will hold an Open Day on Tuesday 1st September at Croydon Conference Centre. The Open Day will be … Read More »



What are the challenges facing Croydon’s communities?

Posted on August 3rd, by Sean Creighton in Culture. 1 Comment

Let’s work together, says Sean Creighton

Here in Croydon as elsewhere we tend to look at local issues separately, and do not always see the cumulative effects. The Croydon TUC working party’s analysis of the council’s Growth Plan last year and my evidence to the Whitgift Centre CPO inquiry were attempts to look at a series of interconnected issues. The borough’s Opportunity and … Read More »



What can Lord Glasman teach the disadvantaged of Croydon?

Posted on July 21st, by Charles Barber in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Power to the people? Perhaps not in Croydon, reflects Charles Barber

On the evening of Tuesday 7th July, the recently established Croydon Commission for Opportunity and Fairness invited selected church, community and voluntary sector leaders and the odd ignorant journalist to an audience with the Labour peer, academic, and director of London Metropolitan University’s Faith and Citizenship programme, Lord Maurice Glasman.

Lord Glasman has spent much of … Read More »



Maurice Glasman, director of London Metropolitan University’s Faith and Citizenship programme, speaks in Croydon

Posted on July 14th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

On Tuesday 7th July the Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission hosted a meeting with Lord Maurice Glasman on the future of Croydon’s communities. The meeting was held at the community space in Bernard Weatherill House, Mint Walk.

Release begins: Lord Glasman is a Life Peer and senior lecturer in Political Theory at London Metropolitan University. He is also Director of the University’s Faith and Citizenship Programme. He has … Read More »



Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission to examine rise in homelessness

Posted on April 9th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

The Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission has announced that it is to examine the problem of homelessness in the borough

Release begins: Homelessness in Croydon is a serious issue – the Council received 2,593 homeless applicants in 2013/14, and more than 5,000 are on the waiting list for temporary accommodation.

This isn’t limited to Croydon but is a nationwide problem: figures released in a government report last week show that in the … Read More »



March in brief

Posted on March 31st, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The big events of last month, on one handy page

Boxpark Croydon designs revealed

After rumours about the trendy Shoreditch retailer became a reality in last month’s news roundup, plans and designs for the site have been announced. The store (pictured above) is promised to provide 200 jobs, and will open in early 2016. It will be built on the land behind the Croydon Visitor Centre … Read More »



Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission gets off to a bumpy start

Posted on March 25th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Sean Creighton thinks that Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission could definitely do better

Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission hasn’t got off to the smoothest of starts. There was a long delay in announcing the appointment of the Bishop of Croydon as chair, followed by further delays in announcing the first members and resident commissioners.

Then, at the launch event at Stanley Halls, people were not given … Read More »



Fairness Commission shows how not to run a meeting

Posted on March 16th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 4 comments

After initial hopes, Robert Ward was unimpressed by the first meeting of Croydon’s new Fairness Commission

Billed as the opportunity to “join the conversation” and to tell them “what you think of Fieldway, New Addington and Croydon”, the first public information gathering meeting of the Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission was held in New Addington. Lead by the Commission Chair, the Bishop of Croydon, and … Read More »



Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission to hold inaugural meeting in New Addington

Posted on March 3rd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission is holding its first public meeting in Fieldway, New Addington, on Monday 9th March. 

Release begins: Everyone is welcome to attend the event, which will be held at the Timebridge Community Centre on Fieldway from 7:00-8:30pm.

Commission Chair the Right Revd Jonathan Clark, Bishop of Croydon said: “We want residents to tell us what is good and bad about their neighbourhood, and what … Read More »