A plan to regenerate Woodside ticket office

Posted on April 27th, by James Taylor in Culture. 4 comments

How an abandoned station building can be made into a community hub

For far too many years the former Woodside station building has sat empty and unused. It was shut in 1997 when the Addiscombe branch of Network South East was closed down to make way for the new Tramlink system. Transport for London purchased the building in 2007 and restored elements of the building, saving it … Read More »

“I want to make Croydon an area to be proud of”: interview with Peter Staveley, UKIP’s candidate for the London Assembly

Posted on March 24th, by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Andrew Hamilton-Thomas talks to UKIP’s local candidate for May’s London Assembly election

Tell me a bit about yourself; what makes you passionate, and why you want to represent UKIP as the Croydon and Sutton representative on the London Assembly?

I got into politics initially because I discovered that the UK was paying a large amount of money every year (currently around £20 billion gross, … Read More »

“As mayor, I will stand up for London and work to make it greater still”: interview with Zac Goldsmith, Conservative candidate for Mayor of London

Posted on March 17th, by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas in Politics & Society. No Comments

After speaking to Labour’s Sadiq Khan, Andrew Hamilton-Thomas interviews Conservative candidate for London Mayor, Zac Goldsmith

What makes you passionate about London and what is it that you want to see and plan on changing if you win office?

I was born and raised in London, and I love this city: its achievements, its deep sense of possibility, its confidence in its many identities. … Read More »

“Croydon needs the opportunity to fulfil its potential”: interview with Sadiq Khan, Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London

Posted on March 3rd, by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas in Politics & Society. No Comments

Andrew Hamilton-Thomas interviews Labour’s candidate for London Mayor, Sadiq Khan

First of all, I’d like to ask you about the same areas I discussed with your colleague Marina. What’s your plan for housing?

London’s the greatest city in the world, but we’re at a crossroads. Typically, Londoners are being priced out of London because of the housing crisis and the cost of commuting. Croydon … Read More »

Where is ‘Ambition for Croydon’?

Posted on July 22nd, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 2 comments

As Croydon’s Ambition Festival opens, Sean Creighton considers a distinct failure to reach for the stars

Flyposters now adorn the boarding in front of the closed Visitor Centre next to East Croydon Station while we wait for the Boxpark retail facility to be built.

The short-termism and lack of strategic thinking involved in the closure of the centre on 1st May by Croydon Business Improvement District … Read More »

The time-travelling tram comes to Croydon Town Centre

Posted on June 17th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 1 Comment

Put £1.50 on your Oyster and it’s off to the Middle Ages. How Croydon gave H. G. Wells something to think about

What’s not to like about trams? That also sums up how I feel about the Croydon Heritage Festival, back for its third (already!) year in just three days’ time, and launching with Heritage Day on Saturday 20th June in the town centre. They’re definitely … Read More »

Political Croydon: The Nineties

Posted on May 5th, by David White in Politics & Society. 5 comments

David White’s series nears its end after taking us from 1960 to 1999

Croydon had been a boom town in the 1960s and 1970s, with massive office and retail redevelopment. However, by 1990 it had started to decline economically. A recession in the late 1980s had led to cutbacks and redundancies. House repossessions soared, and new technology reduced the number of workers needed in financial … Read More »

February in brief

Posted on March 3rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

As this month’s Croydon Citizen news magazine hits the streets of Croydon, we summarise the biggest news stories from last month

St George’s Walk becomes curated zone for street art

RISE Gallery’s Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison invited artists from Femme Fierce, an all-female collective, to paint murals across shutters and disused shopfronts in the dilapidated shopping mall. On 15th February, a day of public … Read More »

Print Archive: January 2015 News Magazine – Phoenix rising

Posted on February 11th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

The Citizen’s first edition of 2015 explored Croydon’s burgeoning arts scene, political hot topics, local recipes and more

Download this edition here.

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