Croydon Transition Town

An energy garden for West Croydon station

Posted on January 28th, by Vanessa Nicholson in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The case for an energy garden at West Croydon Overground, and how to get involved

Energy Garden is a partnership project delivered by Repowering London, Groundwork and Transport for London. Each energy garden is different, and is designed with input from the community to reflect the local area. The gardens incorporate on-site renewable energy to power lighting, water pumps, community noticeboards and other small-scale station amenities. A … Read More »

How the Transition Towns movement can help Croydon to thrive

Posted on August 12th, by Katie Rose in Politics & Society. No Comments

Katie Rose finds inspiration in the hive of activity that is Crystal Palace Transition Town

Having lived on the Croydon side of Crystal Palace for five years, I appreciate the role that Crystal Palace Transition Town (CPTT) plays in making Crystal Palace a welcoming, vibrant and creative community. Croydon is of course also a Transition Town in its own right, and having felt inspired after attending previous annual gatherings, I … Read More »

Event preview: Family Fest 2016 and the Big Dance, Saturday 4th June 2016

Posted on May 6th, by John Lawlor in Culture. No Comments

Croydon’s newest summer festival offers children the chance to enjoy nature and gets the whole family dancing, says John Lawlor

On Saturday 4th June, from 12:00pm to 9:00pm, Croydon’s first Family Fest will be held in Park Hill Park, thanks to volunteers from the park’s lively and committed Friends group. It’s an active, family-friendly festival with a gardening, bees and bugs theme and lots for children to … Read More »

Whose voice will be heard at the Develop Croydon forum?

Posted on November 16th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

With November’s Develop Croydon Forum Conference taking place on Wednesday, Sean Creighton asks what’s really developing

“Democracy is expensive and a privilege; a fair fee will remind the poor of that. Anyway, am I not worth the price?” So wrote solicitor Robert Hardy-McBride on his Twitter parody of Gavin Barwell (@Gav_Barwell). He was referring to the £350 + VAT ticket cost of attending the Develop … Read More »

Thinking global, acting local: environmental action in Croydon

Posted on July 13th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 7 comments

We feel impotent and small when faced with environmental challenges, but we have more power than we think, says Sean Creighton

When Croydon’s composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor died of pneumonia on 1st September 1912, it was the culmination of a summer of very poor weather, with excessive rain, and low temperatures. Kew Observatory recorded only 58% of the normal sunshine for August. Although not experiencing the … Read More »