Exchange Square


This is who created the “Diana mural”

Posted on August 14th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

After initial speculation that the striking work had been created by Banksy, the true creator of the image of Princess Diana in Exchange Square has now been revealed. The mural was actually created by internationally exhibited local stenciler Rich Simmons: an urban pop artist based in St George’s Walk and previously best known for his ‘superhero gay kiss’ mural.

Release begins: After much speculation about the latest street … Read More »



I would make Croydon better by… July 2015

Posted on July 16th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

How could Croydon be improved? We want your suggestions today! Email us at editors@thecroydoncitizen.com

 

Last year 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. We want to involve readers on a larger scale than ever and give everyone the chance … 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 editors@thecroydoncitizen.com

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! editors@thecroydoncitizen.com

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 »



Old Town Masterplan: I have a dream

Posted on April 23rd, by Andrew Dickinson in Politics & Society. 10 comments

Andrew Dickinson contemplates what Croydon could become if Exchange Square were given a greener purpose

It’s a warm Monday night in June 2018. A cooling breeze blows over the cobbles in Exchange Square. A group of fifteen students have just left the Croydon Environmental Centre (CEC) based in the pumping station after the first of a four day residential permaculture course. The members of the … Read More »