We’re all thinking it: will Westfield ever happen?

Posted on April 27th, by James Naylor in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Why Westfield’s delays are both foreseeable and risky despite what its proponents say

In recent months, one subject keeps rising, quite strangely, amongst the most read topics on the Citizen‘s website. It’s not Boxpark, Croydon Tech City or the sadly recently departed Croydon Radio. It has no reason to be there because we haven’t published, nor had call to publish, anything about it for six months. It … Read More »

Why every town needs its Croydon Visitor Centre

Posted on May 12th, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 2 comments

Croydon Tech City leader Jonny Rose delivers a eulogy to the dearly departed visitor centre

Croydon Visitor Centre has closed for business 

Like many people, I was saddened to see Croydon Visitor Centre close at the beginning of the month.

The visitor centre was an ongoing service provided by Croydon’s Business Improvement District which covers the entire town centre and represents approximately 580 levy payers … Read More »

February in brief

Posted on March 3rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

As this month’s Croydon Citizen news magazine hits the streets of Croydon, we summarise the biggest news stories from last month

St George’s Walk becomes curated zone for street art

RISE Gallery’s Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison invited artists from Femme Fierce, an all-female collective, to paint murals across shutters and disused shopfronts in the dilapidated shopping mall. On 15th February, a day of public … Read More »

Croydon’s World Food market relaunches for the New Year

Posted on February 3rd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon’s World Food Market is re-launching on Thursday 19th February for the new season with Chinese New Year celebrations at the Platform event space in Ruskin Square, alongside East Croydon station. 

Release begins: Chinese dragons, music and dancers will entertain at the start of the Year of the Sheep, as local residents, shoppers and commuters dine on a fantastic range of quality world foods.

Platform, situated on … Read More »

Gatwick Airport commitment underlines belief that Croydon’s time is now

Posted on December 2nd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Optimism summed up the mood of the Develop Croydon Conference at Fairfield Hall on Tuesday 25th November, with 90 per cent of delegates declaring themselves “confident” or “very confident” about the area’s future. 

Release begins: The poll came at the end of the day-long event at Fairfield Halls on Tuesday, November 25, at which Gatwick Airport joined the major developers behind Croydon’s new shopping centre to reinforce … Read More »

Art, fun and public space in Croydon: the adventure continues at Putt Putt #2

Posted on August 13th, by Tom Winter in Culture. No Comments

Tom Winter plays crazy golf like you’ve never seen it before

On a warm Friday evening in early July following a tiring day at work, I find myself coasting on my bicycle down to the opening of Turf Project’s Putt Putt #2 interactive art installation near East Croydon station. Having successfully gained funding earlier in the year through Arts Council England, Stanhope Schroder, Kickstarter and supportive … Read More »

World Food Market takes over East Croydon

Posted on June 23rd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Lansdowne Walk became a gourmet food heaven as a world food market took over Platform at Ruskin Square, East Croydon last Thursday.

Release begins: Commuters, professionals, shoppers and locals were all treated to gourmet food delights on Thursday, June 19, as Platform, Ruskin Square in East Croydon was taken over by a World Food Market.

In the first of a series of events in Lansdowne Walk, which … Read More »

East Croydon to be transformed

Posted on June 18th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 2 comments

Exciting events come to East Croydon from mid-June and throughout the summer at the new entrance on Lansdowne Road.

Release begins: East Croydon is about to be transformed over the coming months with a series of varied and exciting events at Platform, Ruskin Square.

Platform is the specially designed landscape on Lansdowne Walk by the new East Croydon footbridge, designed by muf architecture.

Lansdowne Walk … Read More »