night-time economy


How Boxpark can become a permanent fixture in Croydon

Posted on May 17th, by Daniel Deefholts in Economics & Business. 5 comments

Questions over empty units distract from an opportunity to make Boxpark work

Improving four key areas at Boxpark could guarantee future support from the re-elected Croydon Council administration – and open new possibilities for the space to become permanent on Ruskin Square.

Last October, local community and media platforms celebrated the first anniversary of Boxpark Croydon. In 2016, both Croydon Council and the Greater London Authority … Read More »



Liberalising Croydon’s night-time economy

Posted on January 8th, by Michael Swadling in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Freeing up Croydon for new after-dark venues can only be a good thing

Croydon Council has written – but not yet published – a Review of Licensing & Policing of Croydon’s Night-Time Economy. The review was written by a cross-party committee, chaired by Councillor Callton Young OBE.

The report covers the approach to policing venues wishing to play “bashment, grime and similar genres of music” with … Read More »



Is discrimination harming Croydon’s night-time economy?

Posted on March 8th, by Amy Pollard in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Amy Pollard hears disturbing allegations at a meeting to discuss the future of Croydon’s after dark

Fears for the future of Croydon’s night-time economy have been expressed over the closure of the nightclub Tiger Tiger, which prompted a public meeting. I was among concerned residents and business owners who gathered at Matthews Yard to hash out the challenges that face Croydon’s diminishing nightlife.

While … Read More »