The Croydon Partnership


Event report: Croydon’s young people’s Use Your Voice initiative, Tuesday 2nd August

Posted on August 9th, by Max Shirley in Politics & Society. No Comments

Max Shirley reports on a Brexit debate with a difference

I must start with an apology: I’m sorry that you are being subjected to yet another article about Brexit, and I promise that this one will be a little different to all of the others that you have read.

Tuesday 2nd August saw 16-25 year olds flock to Project B in Middle Street, Croydon … Read More »



Will the council’s town centre gamble pay off?

Posted on July 15th, by Sean Creighton in Economics & Business. 4 comments

Sean Creighton, long opposed to the Westfield development, warns that the council may be putting all of their eggs in one uncertain basket

Whether we like it or not, unless Westfield and Hammerson pull the plug, its redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre is a done deal. We therefore have to concentrate on minimising its negative aspects and maximising any benefits that can be delivered within … Read More »



How Brexit threatens Croydon

Posted on June 28th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 6 comments

We’ve seen Brexit wipe £2trillion off global stocks and take the pound to a thirty-one year low. What might it do to Croydon… and to Westfield? asks Sean Creighton

Will the narrow victory for the Leave side in last week’s EU referendum lead to Westfield Hammerson pulling the plug on the Whitgift redevelopment? That is what council leader Tony Newman fears and he has written for an … Read More »



Protestors launch campaign to ‘save Shirley’s green spaces’

Posted on February 2nd, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Green space is under threat, say campaigners in Shirley. Sean Creighton reports

On the evening of Monday 25th January, a group of Croydon residents opposing the local council’s plans to remove Metropolitan Open Land protection for Shirley came to the town hall to raise its concerns. In particular, the group fears that this would result in ‘intensification’ of development, loss of the area’s character and … Read More »



Is the Dingwall Road loop a loopy idea?

Posted on November 5th, by Vanessa Nicholson in Economics & Business. 24 comments

Vanessa Nicholson takes a closer look at the plans for Croydon town centre’s new tram lay-out

Transport for London plans to put in additional tram track in central Croydon. The proposal is to install new track along Dingwall Road and Lansdowne Road. Some trams running from East Croydon westwards towards the town centre would instead turn right into Dingwall Road and then left into Lansdowne Road. They … Read More »



Westfield/Hammerson compulsory purchase order confirmed, Croydon Council welcomes decision

Posted on September 16th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

A press release from Croydon Council welcomes the confirmation of the compulsory purchase order integral to the Westfield/Hammerson town centre development. Part of the approved plans is the ‘stopping up’ of Dingwall Avenue. The leader of Croydon Council has called today “a day of celebration for Croydon”.

Release begins: The council has hailed the decision to confirm the compulsory purchase order (CPO) to bring together land for the … Read More »



How Croydon works: the pleasures and perils of running a family business

Posted on August 4th, by Gordon Bull in Economics & Business. No Comments

Business adviser Gordon Bull looks at the issues that can arise when relatives share an office

It’s not all about Westfield. Exciting though the coming regeneration of our town centre and the arrival of the £1 billion retail development is, a project this size can tend to grab all the headlines. I know from my work, advising and supporting all kinds of businesses in Croydon, … Read More »



What are the challenges facing Croydon’s communities?

Posted on August 3rd, by Sean Creighton in Culture. 1 Comment

Let’s work together, says Sean Creighton

Here in Croydon as elsewhere we tend to look at local issues separately, and do not always see the cumulative effects. The Croydon TUC working party’s analysis of the council’s Growth Plan last year and my evidence to the Whitgift Centre CPO inquiry were attempts to look at a series of interconnected issues. The borough’s Opportunity and … Read More »



‘Not just cool hipster food’ – Boxpark Croydon sets out its stall

Posted on July 24th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 5 comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones dines on information and wild honey at the Boxpark Croydon launch event

I ate a honeyed chicken wrap from Vietvan on Thursday 23rd July, the night I joined the Boxpark casual dining revolution – and it was bloody delicious. If I hadn’t been sold on the concept already, that piece of poultry would have done the trick all by itself.

It was quite a … Read More »



Sponsored: The festival that’s ambitious for Croydon

Posted on July 17th, by Ambition Festival in Culture. No Comments

Croydon’s most ambitious cultural celebration is about to start, with something for everyone

2015 is our first year, and we’ve started as we mean to go on. Croydon’s certainly ambitious, and the acts that we’ll be seeing in venues around the town centre and across the borough reflect it: top talent, exciting newcomers and original entertainment that have put Croydon straight onto some ‘ones to watch’ festival … Read More »