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June 2018 in brief

Posted on July 31st, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of June 2018, summarised by the Citizen team

A fire in Croham Hurst Woods is quickly extinguished

A fire broke out in Croham Hurst Woods on Saturday 30th June. Broken glass was left on dry vegetation, and exposure to the heat of the sun sparked flames. A rapid response from the London Fire Brigade prevented any serious spread.

Croydon’s House of Fraser is spared in … Read More »

Croydon Council green lights Compulsory Purchase Order on remaining land for Westfield retail centre

Posted on June 12th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon Council’s cabinet has approved a report paving the way for the Croydon Partnership to acquire the remaining land it needs.

Release begins: Croydon’s £1.4bn retail development moved another step closer last night as a council decision gave the green light for Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) to acquire the remaining land for the development.

Cabinet members approved a report which paves the way for the developers, a joint … Read More »

Event review: Thornton Heath Festival of Light and CR7 market, Saturday 27th January 2018

Posted on February 8th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. No Comments

CR7 Culture lights up the night in Trumble Gardens

In 2018, Lumiere London – the outdoor arts event produced by arts charity Artichoke Events and featuring more than 40 illuminated installations – returned over four nights between 18th and 21st January with works exhibited both north and south of the River Thames.

Then, on Saturday 27th January, some of the Leicester Square installations transferred to Trumble Gardens in … Read More »

What does Croydon need in 2018?

Posted on December 13th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 8 comments

Six contributors to the Citizen met up for a roundtable discussion on where Croydon’s community, cultural scene and economy are right now, and what they’ll need in the coming year. Tom Black reports

In last month’s edition of the Citizen, editor-in-chief James Naylor reflected on the publication’s first five years by assessing the progress of Croydon’s regeneration in that time. One section of his article struck a … Read More »

Five years in the life of an extraordinary borough

Posted on November 9th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 4 comments

The Citizen‘s General Manager looks back on the Croydon that the Citizen was born into, and the one that it now inhabits

What a difference half a decade makes. Five years ago, I lived in Coulsdon, was perpetually single, and the idea of Westfield coming to Croydon was little more than a pipe dream. Now, I live in Balham.

The long-awaited bulldozers might not yet have … Read More »

We’re all thinking it: will Westfield ever happen?

Posted on April 27th, by James Naylor in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Why Westfield’s delays are both foreseeable and risky despite what its proponents say

In recent months, one subject keeps rising, quite strangely, amongst the most read topics on the Citizen‘s website. It’s not Boxpark, Croydon Tech City or the sadly recently departed Croydon Radio. It has no reason to be there because we haven’t published, nor had call to publish, anything about it for six months. It … Read More »

Don’t take your eyes off the plans for Westfield now that Boxpark is here

Posted on December 1st, by Sean Creighton in Economics & Business. No Comments

The council must make sure that watertight commitments are agreed with the Croydon Partnership prior to ground being broken

The Planning Committee will have a difficult task when it comes to considering the report on the revised application by Hammerson/Westfield’s Croydon Limited Partnership (CLP). The rules governing the role of people who have submitted comments will severely curtail their being able to address the committee … Read More »

News in brief summer 2016

Posted on September 5th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big stories of the summer, summarised for your convenience by the Citizen team

Croydon voted to remain in the European Union

The debate over staying in or leaving the EU raged across the UK in the first half of this year, and Croydon saw its share of skirmishes between the campaigns. Street stalls from all sides were regularly present, with non-political groups also holding events to discuss … Read More »

News in brief December 2015 / January 2016

Posted on January 21st, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The big Croydon news stories from the end of 2015 and the start of 2016, summarised for your convenience

TfL plans to widen Fiveways Bridge to increase car capacity

The History & Social Action Blog reported that Transport for London has, after a consultation with Croydon Council and with the public, decided on ‘proposal 2′. This will ‘widen the existing bridge carrying … Read More »

The Public Gallery: 9 things you need to know about the Fairfield Halls

Posted on December 15th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 13 comments

Tom Black’s current affairs column – now a monthly show on Croydon Radio – takes a closer look at the Fairfield Halls furore

Whether you’ve been engrossed in the Fairfield saga for weeks, or the news of a two-year closure has comes as a horrible shock, this article aims to give you a full picture of the controversial proposals for the venue’s future. Part of the controversy is … Read More »