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Jobs in Croydon: past, present and future

Posted on January 11th, by Robert Ward in Economics & Business. 2 comments

How has Croydon fared with different types of work since 1971?

GLA Economics has recently produced an experimental data series, available on the London Datastore, of London jobs on a borough and sector basis from 1971 to 2015. This period chronicles the seismic shift from a manufacturing-based economy to a service-based economy across the capital. It’s an opportunity to see how Croydon has been faring in that … Read More »

What was decided at last month’s Croydon Congress

Posted on December 8th, by Hamida Ali in Economics & Business. No Comments

Councillor Hamida Ali reports on a well-attended meeting to shape Croydon’s economic and cultural future

Last month Croydon College was host to Croydon Congress – a bi-annual assembly where leaders across business, voluntary and public sectors in the borough come together to discuss common issues. Previous topics have included social isolation, child sexual exploitation and domestic and sexual violence and galvanised people to take action. The purpose … Read More »

Patience required – the saga of Southern

Posted on March 10th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 12 comments

Ex-railwayman Robert Ward went down memory lane (or should that be line?) at a public meeting on the controversial performance of Southern

If you wanted to hear a man say “sorry” a lot, then the meeting on Croydon’s rail service organised by Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell was the place to be. The man in question was Peter Wilkinson, managing director of the government’s Office … Read More »

A lean, efficient Croydon in an increasingly bloated London

Posted on January 6th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. 16 comments

In a special report as 2016 begins, Tom Lickley explains how a cosmopolitan, diverse Croydon town centre can fit into the world’s most expensive city

Not many Londoners will have failed to notice the transformation in the Big Smoke over the previous two decades. Out of a tired, soot-ridden and yet uniquely atmospheric capital of a faded empire, has risen a shimmering hub of global … Read More »

Oyster zone to extend to Gatwick Airport

Posted on November 16th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 2 comments

Transport for London has announced a long-expected extension of the London Oystercard zone to Gatwick Airport in January 2016, allowing travellers to make the trip with credit on their cards rather than requiring a separate ticket.

Release begins: Contactless payments and Oyster will make travel to and from Gatwick Airport seamless, benefitting thousands of rail customers.

Pay as you go with Oyster and Contactless payment will be accepted … Read More »

Watching out for Croydon’s interests in parliamentary legislation

Posted on August 17th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Westminster’s not so remote – its decisions matter very close to home, says Sean Creighton

Reform to the riot damages legislation is one of several bills in the current parliamentary session with particular relevance to us Croydonians. Therefore we and our organisations may wish to take a view and lobby our MPs, the bill committees and members of the House of Lords.

Bills of … Read More »

Croydon Council leader calls on PM to choose Gatwick

Posted on July 14th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon Council leader, Councillor Tony Newman, has given his reaction to the recent Airports Commission report which has recommended a new runway and further expansion at Heathrow, rather than at Gatwick.

Release begins: “We continue to pledge our support to Gatwick’s campaign for a second runway and I call on all politicians in Croydon to back my call for the Prime Minister to do the right thing and … Read More »

June in brief

Posted on July 9th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big stories of last month in a handy round-up

Storms added to rail chaos

Severe and unseasonal storm disruption to rail services was caused on Tuesday 2nd June after a number of fallen trees blocked lines at Forest Hill, south east London, stopping commuter journeys into London Bridge for most of the day. Routes had re-opened by 3pm but delays continued … Read More »

Gatwick Airport commitment underlines belief that Croydon’s time is now

Posted on December 2nd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Optimism summed up the mood of the Develop Croydon Conference at Fairfield Hall on Tuesday 25th November, with 90 per cent of delegates declaring themselves “confident” or “very confident” about the area’s future. 

Release begins: The poll came at the end of the day-long event at Fairfield Halls on Tuesday, November 25, at which Gatwick Airport joined the major developers behind Croydon’s new shopping centre to reinforce … Read More »

Croydon takes centre stage in Gatwick debate

Posted on November 24th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

The campaign to create a second runway at Gatwick Airport is being brought to Croydon tomorrow as business leaders hear the case for expansion. 

Release begins: Croydon Council has already come out in support of the proposals, believing that investment in the Sussex airport would be transformational in terms of the huge employment and business opportunities it would create.

Airports Commission chairman Sir Howard Davies has just … Read More »