High Street

Beats and Eats kicks off live summer street-music events

Posted on June 15th, by Myra Rademacher in Culture. No Comments

Live music and poetry readings combine with local food vendors for summer fun in Croydon

Live music performances and local food stands are hitting the streets of Croydon this summer. On 7th June, the newly pedestrianised High Street launched the first of bi-weekly street-music events planned for the summer months. The Beats and Eats event featured a local pizza vendor and live performances, including entertainment from several … Read More »

The future of high street shopping is safe, especially in Croydon

Posted on April 24th, by Tom Lickley in Economics & Business. 2 comments

Technological advances are rapidly changing the way that we shop, and Croydon will be at the cutting edge

Back in late 2012, when the union of Westfield and Hammerson was first announced and the Croydon Partnership (CP) subsequently established to take forward the redevelopment of both the Whitgift Centre and Centrale in the heart of Croydon, the key stakeholders in the town’s current regeneration had yet to … Read More »

StreetPin, your digital community in Croydon

Posted on October 21st, by Tim Buick in Croydon: Tech City, Not featured, Startups. No Comments

So, what’s StreetPin?

Here at StreetPin, we believe there is a localised solution to the decline of the High Street – the pin board or notice board, where announcements, offers and events are displayed at the appropriate location, and all neighbouring communities can dip in and out of each others’ conversations and events. Each ‘pin board’ also enables business owners and customers new and old, to actually interact with … Read More »

Why Croydon needs a digital community

Posted on October 21st, by Tim Buick in Croydon: Tech City, Opinion. No Comments

As #Croydon #TechCity prepares to meet in the grand Croydon Conference Centre this coming Thursday, speaker and StreetPin CEO Tim Buick explains why Croydon could benefit from more digital community


It’s no secret; high streets around the country are being squeezed by online sites and superstores delivering shopping to the door, making it simple and affordable to order from your armchair. This ‘Amazon effect’ has dramatically impacted … Read More »