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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 »



April in brief

Posted on May 6th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The headlines of last month, compiled into one handy article

Croydon became key election battleground

Boris Johnson, Ed Miliband and David Cameron were just three of the high-profile politicians to visit Croydon during the general election campaign. At the time of writing, the polls showed a neck-and-neck race between incumbent Conservative Gavin Barwell and Labour’s Sarah Jones. While betting markets and polling predictions narrowly … Read More »



Nominations for Croydon’s Good Stall Awards close soon

Posted on April 13th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

Croydon Council is launching its annual Good Stall Awards for 2015, and wants your nominations for your favourite trader on Surrey Street. You can take part by collecting a postcard from the Surrey StrEatery and filling it out.

Release begins: If, like thousands of other Croydon shoppers, you value tradition, history and the personal touch, the chances are you shop in Surrey Street market.

Nobody can doubt … Read More »