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October 2016 in brief

Posted on November 8th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of last month, summarised by the Citizen team

Food and drink hub Boxpark opens

The shipping container-based development finally opened its doors at the end of October. Featuring more than thirty bars, coffee shops, restaurants and other assorted eateries, the large development next to East Croydon station began with a two-day launch party, the thumping bass of which could be felt on East Croydon’s … Read More »

The battle against hunger

Posted on February 7th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 2 comments

As foodbanks make headline news, Liz Sheppard-Jones meets Fatima Koroma, founder and director of Croydon Foodbank

Fatima Koroma is the highly-engaged and eloquent founder and director of the Croydon Foodbank.  Following her return to the UK in the mid-noughties after three years abroad, she volunteered for Croydon Healthwatch after finding job-hunting difficult as the recession deepened. In trying personal circumstances following a relationship break-up, her role gave … Read More »