Croydon town hall

Saying my goodbyes to the Croydon Citizen

Posted on April 20th, by Holly Bernstein in Culture. 1 Comment

Reflections on three months spent as a student journalist in Croydon

Picture the scene. A whistle as a train is about to depart. The clicks of high heels running and luggage trying to keep up with its owner. Indistinct chatter.

The beeps as people tap in and out. “See it. Say it. Sorted.” Hustle and bustle, hundreds of people looking up at the giant, … Read More »

Empowering the youth in Croydon with a ‘young mayor’

Posted on November 9th, by Yohannes Lowe in Politics & Society. No Comments

Represent young people directly if you want them to engage with politics

In an outwardly apathetic climate of political disillusionment, the recent news of the young people of Croydon being able to elect their first ‘young mayor’ comes as a welcomed relief. Those citizens who reside in the borough and are between the ages of 11 and 18 will be eligible to vote in the election next … Read More »

Who stole Croydon Town Hall?

Posted on September 20th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

A new book explains why ‘cabinet’ government by councils is the end of local democracy as we know it

Over the last year, there has been growing realisation within both the local Conservative and Labour parties that the executive leader and cabinet system for running Croydon Council has major flaws. The key question is whether either party will include in their local election promises next year a … Read More »

Croydon elections to the UK Youth Parliament

Posted on March 10th, by Liberty Martin in Politics & Society. No Comments

What’s in the manifesto? Liberty Martin talks to Croydon Youth representatives, Jonelle Awomoyi and Kofi O. Frimpong

“Democracy is a very, very precious thing because it changes things in a peaceful way”, declared Council Leader Tony Newman before announcing the long-awaited results for the 2016 Croydon UK Youth Parliament elections on Friday 12th February.

Thousands of young Croydonians took part in a democratic process this February … Read More »