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Occupy Croydon: Reclaiming the borough’s empty shops (part 1)

Posted on December 2nd, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 4 comments

Jonny Rose makes the case for the rise of the pop-up business in Croydon

Croydon has an abandoned shop problem

Norbury is currently suffering from a vacant shopfront problem. There are at least five unused units in London Road and – despite a series of inquiries from enterprising locals – they remain vacant.

This is not a problem unique to Norbury. Across the borough, vacant … Read More »

I heart Croydon

Posted on November 16th, by Stephanie Darkes in Politics & Society. 3 comments

The riots seemed to confirm what everyone thought of Croydon. How far we’ve come since has proved them completely wrong

A few years ago, as a Croydon girl, I went through a stage of denial. When asked where I was from by people I had met on holiday for instance, I would say I was from South London or Surrey fearing the brush I would be tarred … Read More »