Twenty Is Plenty

Winter in brief

Posted on February 23rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of winter 2016-2017, summarised for your convenience by the Citizen team

Annual ‘Big Street Clean’ sees young Ahmadiyya Muslims tidy up Croydon on New Year’s Day

Young men from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) Croydon celebrated the start of 2017 by waking at the crack of dawn. After offering communal prayers for a prosperous year ahead and their usual morning prayer, they took to the streets, … Read More »

When #20IsPlenty came to north east Croydon

Posted on September 12th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 7 comments

There’s a new 20mph speed limit in north east Croydon. Who owns the streets? asks Liz Sheppard-Jones

It’s easy to stereotype people and in the recent consultation over whether a second area in north-east Croydon should reduce its speed limit to 20mph, some old favourites went head to head: selfish, speed-obsessed drivers (hiss!) versus saintly cyclists (cheer!), petrolheads versus tree-huggers, lead-loving vehicle-users versus lycra-clad Greens, climate change … Read More »