Young people


Free swimming for people 16 and under returns to Croydon for summer 2018

Posted on June 30th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

Free swimming sessions at Croydon’s five leisure centres commence on Saturday 21st July.

Release begins: Young people aged 16 and under can keep cool and get active this summer, when free swimming sessions at Croydon’s five leisure centres returns on 21st July. There were more than 20,000 visits last year.

People can complete an application form online here, or through the self-service machines at their nearest leisure centre.  Customers … Read More »



How local young people, politicians, and educators view youth political involvement in Croydon

Posted on March 15th, by Holly Bernstein in Politics & Society. No Comments

Youth voter turnout has been low in the last decade

In the last decade, London’s largest youth borough has seen low voter turnout amongst its youth population.

Youth voter turnout in Croydon mirrors a similar occurrence national elections have recently seen as well. According to the British Election Study’s 2015 daily rolling election campaign data, in England during the general election, out of the 917 … Read More »



Thinking globally, acting locally in Croydon: a peaceful world for all

Posted on January 17th, by Yvonne Foster in Politics & Society. No Comments

International Buddhist movement holds annual peace event in Croydon

I have the great privilege of being one of the many local members of Soka Gakkai International (SGI-UK), who organised a local event that took place on 16th December 2017 called ‘For the Sake of Peace’. SGI is a socially engaged Buddhist organisation that has members in 192 countries. We were honoured that the Mayor of Croydon, Toni Letts, … Read More »



How I took over Croydon’s police service for a day

Posted on December 9th, by Rufus Jones in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

What happened when Croydon’s young people stepped up into positions of responsibility?

On Friday 24th November, I was one of sixty-eight young people who took part in the Croydon Youth Takeover Challenge. The aim of this new initiative was to grant our borough’s youth the opportunity to play a part in running Croydon for the day. Job roles to be taken over included those in Croydon Police, the … Read More »



Empowering the youth in Croydon with a ‘young mayor’

Posted on November 9th, by Yohannes Lowe in Politics & Society. No Comments

Represent young people directly if you want them to engage with politics

In an outwardly apathetic climate of political disillusionment, the recent news of the young people of Croydon being able to elect their first ‘young mayor’ comes as a welcomed relief. Those citizens who reside in the borough and are between the ages of 11 and 18 will be eligible to vote in the election next … Read More »