A newcomer’s first impressions of Croydon

Posted on June 11th, by Myra Rademacher in Culture. 3 comments

The borough’s identity through the eyes of an outsider

Identity has always been crucial to people and places. Formal identification is needed for individuals to travel, pay for goods and even to rent a library book. Places like airports and docks have names or codes that distinguish their locations from others. These are all very practical, mechanical aspects of the word.

But in a much more … Read More »

The second Digital Croydon event

Posted on November 19th, by Richard Bray in Croydon: Tech City, Tech City - News. 1 Comment

Richard Bray reviews the success of the second Digital Croydon complete with Mars bars, t-shirts and stickers.

In case you didn’t know, Croydon hosts a lot of tech events, more than the average outer zone 4 borough. This always seems to shock people when I tell them. In first place is the ridiculously popular Croydon Tech City event, which has upwards of 120 attendees each time, followed … Read More »

Gatwick airport expansion could provide jobs in Croydon

Posted on November 6th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

The fifth Develop Croydon Conference will take place on 25th November. A key talking point will be Gatwick Airport’s expansion and the increase of jobs it could lead to in Croydon. The council is very supportive of the proposed airport expansion and believes that it could bring 18,000-20,000 jobs.

Release begins: A second runway at Gatwick Airport would bring thousands of new jobs and added prosperity … Read More »

“I would make Croydon better by…”

Posted on September 16th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

How could Croydon be improved? We want your suggestions today! Email us at

Last month we launched a campaign to get your suggestions to make Croydon a better place. Why? From the beginning, a big part of the Citizen has been about proposing concrete, achievable solutions to the town’s problems. Now we want to do more and involve readers on a larger scale than ever.

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Arts for craft’s sake, crafts for art’s sake

Posted on August 14th, by Andrew Dickinson in Culture. 5 comments

Andy Dickinson envisions what the monthly Arts and Crafts Fair could become, with or without a Westfield

I was concerned a few weeks ago when I heard on the radio that Boris Johnson had agreed to a £1 billion extension to Westfield in Shepherds Bush. I went online to find out more and found that it will be done at the same time as our … Read More »

I would make Croydon better by…

Posted on July 8th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 6 comments

How will you improve Croydon? We want your suggestions today!

A day doesn’t go by when people don’t wish Croydon were a better place some way or other. A safer place, a cleaner one – one that’s more fun or more interesting. Who wouldn’t want that?

But how often do people propose, real, concrete suggestions for improving where they live? Often we leave … Read More »

The economics and business of Croydon

Posted on June 20th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. No Comments

The Citizen’s new Economics and Business Editor Tom Lickley wants your thoughts on money in Croydon: from local business to property investment, from economics to #Croydon #TechCity

Croydon’s economy. Back offices for top insurers. Headquarters for confectionary giants, or electrical heavyweights. Or a hub for future technology companies, a rival to Silicon Roundabout.

We know all about the past of Croydon’s economy, and we have … Read More »