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March in brief

Posted on March 31st, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

The big events of last month, on one handy page

Boxpark Croydon designs revealed

After rumours about the trendy Shoreditch retailer became a reality in last month’s news roundup, plans and designs for the site have been announced. The store (pictured above) is promised to provide 200 jobs, and will open in early 2016. It will be built on the land behind the Croydon Visitor Centre … 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 »



Minerva’s no Roman goddess: a closer look at one of Croydon’s developers

Posted on February 2nd, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Sean Creighton goes back to the future and wonders: who really benefits from regeneration?

Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom and sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy. Unfortunately it appears that the property company that bears her name is not in tune with her.

Minerva is a key player in the rivalries between different sections of the land and property development industry over the future … Read More »



The Public Gallery: Slow cars and slower judicial reviews

Posted on October 23rd, by Tom Black in Politics & Society. 7 comments

Tom Black explores one of the ‘hot’ issues dividing Croydon, and prepares to twiddle his thumbs for a while

Is twenty plenty, or merely trendy?

How fast should cars be allowed to drive on residential roads?

If you accept the current situation as fine, then you’d say 30mph.

If you were part of our local governing party, Croydon Labour, you’d say 20mph.

If you … Read More »