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Where are the articles defending the Fairfield Halls’ closure?

Posted on April 18th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Why aren’t the Citizen’s contributors expressing support for the Fairfield plan? Politics editor Tom Black investigates, or at least speculates

The Citizen has published a number of articles about the council’s proposals to completely close the Fairfield Halls for two years while the venue undergoes refurbishment. Opponents claim that there is a real risk that it will never reopen. Others say that even if it does, its … Read More »



Empty chairs and serious concerns at the Save Our Fairfield Halls meeting

Posted on April 13th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 5 comments

More than 150 people recently turned out to discuss the controversial refurbishment plans for the Fairfield Halls. Robert Ward attended, and wishes that Croydon Council had been there too

A packed Arnhem Gallery heard the latest from the Save Our Fairfield Halls campaign in its battle to change Croydon Council’s plan to close the Fairfield completely for two years for major refurbishment. The campaign does … Read More »



News in brief: November

Posted on December 10th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big Croydon stories of November 2015, summarised for your convenience

Thornton Heath ‘stormz’ to victory at 2015 MOBO Awards

Musicians and performers from Thornton Heath dominated the 2015 national MOBO (Music of Black Origin) awards held in Leeds on Thursday 4th November. Krept and Konan, Stormzy, Section Boyz and Faith Child triumphed, with Krept and Konan winning Best Hip Hop Act and Best Album, Stormzy … Read More »



Sign up for this year’s summer reading challenge

Posted on July 20th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

As part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2015, professional storyteller John Kirk will perform two public readings at various libraries across Croydon. Children can sign up for these events at their local library.

Release begins: Children across Croydon are being encouraged to investigate world records and amazing real-life achievements as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2015.

Boasting a Record Breakers theme, this year’s challenge is inviting … Read More »



The Public Gallery: Fares and Fairfield

Posted on October 30th, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Croydon wonders whether it is where it ought to be and the Twittersphere takes a local councillor at his word

Is the Fairfield Halls at risk of closing within 12 months? No, it isn’t

As the flippant subheading above suggests, this week saw a QTWTAIN – A Question To Which The Answer Is No – explode into Croydon’s often-volatile Twittersphere. Anonymous tweeter @ParkHillFriends, … Read More »



The top ten Croydon political Twitter bloopers of 2013

Posted on December 31st, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Croydon Twittersphere staple (and #Croydon #TechCity founder) Jonny Rose renders judgement unto 2013′s most epic fails

Politics is complex, cerebral, emotive and nuanced.

So, naturally, it is best served by being openly discussed in 140 character bursts with a wider public that is bereft of self-restraint, graciousness and full use of their mental faculties.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in … Read More »