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Learning to love where you live – even if it’s Croydon

Posted on November 3rd, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 3 comments

A guide to self-acceptance for anyone who remains embarrassed to be a citizen of Croydon

I love Croydon. I love it so much that I set up a fashion label to celebrate it. But – incredibly – it turns out that not everyone shares my sentiments.

It’s indisputable that Croydon has become a much more exciting and vibrant place to live in the past few years: we … Read More »



Croydon facelift? Please don’t botch it up.

Posted on February 24th, by Ian Lavis in Economics & Business. No Comments

Ian Lavis takes a look at the woulds, shoulds, could-have-beens and future hopes for the Croydonian urban environment

Imagine a Croydon in which you get a real buzz walking around the streets, checking out the cool buildings, dramatic skyline and inspiring public spaces.

No, I haven’t drunk too much Cronx beer. I’m just a Croydonian with big hopes for what Croydon could be if … Read More »



Controlling, influencing and subverting the media’s portrayal of Croydon

Posted on August 19th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Jonny Rose exhorts Croydon citizens to change the narrative in the national media

It has often been said that Croydon has an ‘image problem’.

For decades, the borough has been maligned for its unflattering hairstyles and lumpen residents. David Bowie described it as “so f**king boring”. Carnival organiser and UKIP canon-fodder Winston McKenzie described it as a “dump”. Then there were, of course, the … Read More »



Politics is in flux: Good! We can do better.

Posted on January 22nd, by Jon Bigger in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Politics is shifting dramatically. Class War candidate for Croydon South Jon Bigger explains why, and outlines his hopes for the future

British politics is changing. The old positions of left and right no longer apply to many of our political parties in as much as they seem to occupy the same ground. It would be simplistic to say that they are responding to the electorate … Read More »



Launch of Croydon writer’s ‘must-read’ analysis of UK economic crisis following acclaim by reviewers

Posted on June 8th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

On Tuesday evening, June 10th, Matthew’s Yard in Surrey Street, Croydon will host the launch of  an acclaimed new book by writer Andrew Fisher on the UK’s economic and political crisis.

Time: Tuesday 10th June, 7:30pm

Location: Matthew’s Yard, Croydon, CR0 1FF

Release begins: New analysis wins praise from economists, politicians and reviewers

Andrew Fisher’s first book The Failed Experiment… and How to Build an Economy That Works has been praised by economists, politicians … Read More »


Grammar schools: For hard working children?

Posted on February 24th, by Cormac Mannion in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Adding to the grammar school debate, Cormac Mannion asks what value, if any, grammar schools have

In his article that recently appeared in the Croydon Citizen’s second print edition, Benjamin Flook rightly addressed the pressing issue of Croydon’s schools’ inability to cater for our rapidly expanding population. As a solution to this, Mr Flook suggested drawing on the success of neighbouring Sutton and … Read More »