Litter


How Croatia thrashed Croydon 3–0 in the litter-collecting World Cup

Posted on August 8th, by Uday Shukla in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Matching up two different places in a litter-picking challenge

Hot on the heels of the football World Cup and Croatia’s success in reaching the finals, Croydonians also found fame as a fantastic bunch of lively supporters when scenes of them showcasing the ‘Croydon Cheer’ at Boxpark were televised nationwide.

Now imagine this: having failed to secure city status after so many attempts, Croydon becomes bolder and … Read More »



The way forward

Posted on March 12th, by Barnaby Powell in Politics & Society. 2 comments

We’re often told that we face challenges of a scale unseen since the war, so what can we learn from then and apply to now?

We’re in a bind – the result of much foolish gaming carried out on our behalf up to 2008 and, well before that, the easing of credit granted to those of us who had little notion of the cost of borrowing. The pump … Read More »



Searching for an answer to Croydon’s rubbish problem

Posted on May 19th, by Charles Barber in Politics & Society. 8 comments

How can local residents hold back the rising tide of litter?

The Croydon Communities Consortium should be congratulated on holding a meeting that attempted to face up to one of Croydon’s seemingly perennial problems – rubbish. A number of Croydon’s residents’ associations were represented and, in all, around thirty people turned up to ask questions and make suggestions. Due to the election, no council officers were present, … Read More »



I would make Croydon better by… May 2016

Posted on May 9th, 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

In 2014 we launched a campaign to get your suggestions to make Croydon a better place, and it’s still going strong. From the beginning, a big part of the Citizen has been about proposing concrete, achievable solutions to the town’s problems and we are delighted that so many have responded so positively. We … Read More »



The community bands together to stop Croydon’s litter epidemic

Posted on May 4th, by Max Shirley in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Max Shirley explores how the community is coming together to combat litter

Saturday 23rd April saw the first meeting of the community campaign for a cleaner, greener and more beautiful Croydon. The campaign was originally announced in mid-March; founded by Citizen contributor Charles Barber, it sets out to make Croydon a more environmentally friendly and appealing place to reside. It was well attended by citizens from all over … Read More »



I would make Croydon better by… April 2016

Posted on April 4th, 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

In 2014 we launched a campaign to get your suggestions to make Croydon a better place, and it’s still going strong. From the beginning, a big part of the Citizen has been about proposing concrete, achievable solutions to the town’s problems and we are delighted that so many have responded so positively. We … Read More »



I would make Croydon better by… March 2016

Posted on March 9th, 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

In 2014 we launched a campaign to get your suggestions to make Croydon a better place, and it’s still going strong. From the beginning, a big part of the Citizen has been about proposing concrete, achievable solutions to the town’s problems and we are delighted that so many have responded so positively. We … Read More »


The Public Gallery: Street cleans are made of this

Posted on October 17th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 7 comments

Independence of Croydon North Streets Commission questioned by Conservatives

Croydon North’s MP, Labour frontbencher Steve Reed, has launched a commission ‘to investigate the growing crisis of litter-strewn streets across the north of the borough’. Keeping a pledge he made at the by-election last November, Reed set up the Croydon North Streets Commission this week with a remit to give recommendations on how to deal with litter and flytipping in … Read More »