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Why row over military budgets when Croydon needs more police?

Posted on August 6th, by Max Shirley in Politics & Society. 7 comments

As violent crime continues to grow, police numbers carry on falling

As surprising at it may be following Gavin Williamson’s, Minister of Defence, tirade demanding an increase in defence spending from 2.1% of GDP to 2.5%, and Trump’s recent ultimatum at the Nato summit for an increase to 4%, the UK is not currently at war. In real numbers, Williamson’s called for an increase in budget by … Read More »

How sustainable can Croydon become?

Posted on August 25th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. No Comments

Sean Creighton takes a look at how Croydon is seeking to become a more sustainable borough and the challenges this presents

In 1987 a committee of the United Nations defined ‘sustainability’ as ‘development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’. In 2014, Croydon Council is grappling with how its Local Development Plan can reflect the … Read More »