Tiger Tiger

My on-off-on-again love affair with Croydon

Posted on May 29th, by Jo Irwin in Culture. 3 comments

How one woman fell head over heels for CR0… eventually

I’m a Brixton girl. Born. Bred. Raised.

Twenty-five years were spent being twenty-five minutes away from the heart of London and therefore, in my mind, the centre of the earth. I wore, and still do to a degree, my Brixton badge with undulated pride often to the confusion of others.

But, it’s Brixton? What about … Read More »

Is discrimination harming Croydon’s night-time economy?

Posted on March 8th, by Amy Pollard in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Amy Pollard hears disturbing allegations at a meeting to discuss the future of Croydon’s after dark

Fears for the future of Croydon’s night-time economy have been expressed over the closure of the nightclub Tiger Tiger, which prompted a public meeting. I was among concerned residents and business owners who gathered at Matthews Yard to hash out the challenges that face Croydon’s diminishing nightlife.

While … Read More »

Why worry about Croydon town centre’s night-time economy?

Posted on February 15th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Sean Creighton sheds some light on Croydon’s after-dark scene

Following previous closures of venues such as Yates and the Black Sheep, the news of the closure of the 2,500 capacity Tiger Tiger nightclub has shocked people into action about the state of the town centre’s night-time economy.

A Tiger Tiger spokesperson said: “It’s been a long time coming. Footfall in Croydon has gone down … Read More »

News in brief December 2015 / January 2016

Posted on January 21st, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The big Croydon news stories from the end of 2015 and the start of 2016, summarised for your convenience

TfL plans to widen Fiveways Bridge to increase car capacity

The History & Social Action Blog reported that Transport for London has, after a consultation with Croydon Council and with the public, decided on ‘proposal 2′. This will ‘widen the existing bridge carrying … Read More »

Tiger Tiger’s final roar

Posted on January 8th, by Lauren Furey in Culture. 3 comments

Lauren Furey says bye to the Tiger, the nightclub described as ‘a Croydon landmark’

When I was asked to write about the imminent closure of Croydon’s nightclub Tiger Tiger, my initial thought was that I would have nothing particularly glowing to say about the place. But, thinking about it, Tiger Tiger shutting its doors may hint at a wider problem in Croydon.

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Could a religious revival save Croydon from itself?

Posted on October 13th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 5 comments

Jonny Rose recommends an injection of faith for Croydon to avoid going the way of Burton Upon Trent

Regular readers of the Croydon Citizen will know that I have little time for say-what-you-see type lamentations about Croydon. Bring me solutions, not problems.

The most recent example of this was Paul Dennis’s article last week that profiled his childhood stomping ground of Burton … Read More »

Before sunrise: a new dawn for Croydon’s night-time economy?

Posted on May 20th, by Lauren Furey in Culture. 2 comments

Lauren Furey calls for a nightclub resurrection

The election is over and Gavin Barwell retained his seat as MP for Croydon Central – just. In the grand scheme of things, it means that we’re not likely to see any drastic changes as we continue in the same vein.

The modern developments will continue to flourish and transform Croydon’s landscape. Businesses will open and others will surely … Read More »