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September news in brief

Posted on October 6th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The Citizen team compiles some of the noteworthy events of September into one handy page

Crocuses return to the centre of Croydon

The former site of Taberner House, which is being developed next year, is now home to a temporary saffron farm. After raising £4,000 in just a few days from crowdfunding, local gardener and Croydon Radio DJ Ally McKinlay was able to purchase thousands … Read More »

Croydon: Let’s paint the town red. And blue. And green.

Posted on April 24th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 5 comments

After recently taking on Croydon’s miserablists, Jonny Rose wonders if a makeover could help

Our environment affects our mood

Since the earliest times, humans have needed to be sensitive to their surroundings to survive.

Fast forward to modern times and we continue to retain that innate awareness: instinctively seeking out environments with certain qualities or to achieve certain aims.

The environment … Read More »

20 reasons why Croydon isn’t boring

Posted on April 15th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 9 comments

Bernadette Fallon isn’t bored with Croydon – not a bit of it. Here’s why

There’s been a bit of dissent recently. Disgruntled rumblings around the esteemed – albeit virtual – corridors of the Croydon Citizen. Croydon is boring, they say. Dull. With boring people.

Well. I beg to differ. And I’d like to shout it loud and shout it proud – 20 reasons why Croydon isn’t boring!

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Forward, guerrilla gardeners of Croydon!

Posted on April 3rd, by Josi Kiss in Culture. 1 Comment

Down in the urban jungle of Croydon’s parks and gardens, something is stirring

An influx of new, local blood has flowed into the volunteer ‘Friends’ groups who support and maintain Croydon’s parks and community gardens over the last twelve months – and it’s turned them guerrilla.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a guerrilla force as ‘a small independent group taking part in irregular fighting, typically against large, regular forces’. That’s … Read More »