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About insidecroydon

News, views and analysis about the people of Croydon, their lives and political times in the diverse and most-populated borough in London. Based in Croydon and edited by Steven Downes. To contact us, please email

Petition for elected mayor hits 7,000 before campaign launch

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on how a campaign based on the premise that there is ‘a serious and urgent need for a better democracy in the way Croydon Council is run’, has already got half the signatures it needs … Continue reading

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Sign up for Purley Swimathon to raise funds for your cause

“Don’t delay – enter a team today” is the message from the organisers of this year’s Purley Rotary’s Swimathon, being staged at Purley Pool on Saturdays March 7 and 14. Deadline for entries is February 8 and full details, including … Continue reading

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Patronised residents decry Scott’s planning committee ‘farce’

Croydon Council’s planning committee is “a farce”, and “an avenue for Councillor Scott to push through his anti-suburbia agenda”. That – referring to Paul Scott, the Labour councillor who is all-powerful on planning matters in Croydon – is the strongly … Continue reading

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Mind in Croydon carers counselling sessions for 2020

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Croydon Beer Festival, Braithwaite Hall, Feb 28-Mar 1

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Lillians Law Trust fund-raiser, The Warren, Hayes, Jun 27

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CAMRA South Norwood Beer Festival, Stanley Halls, Feb 6-8

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