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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

Council kills off the crap app – after wasting up to £500,000

For five years, this website has reported on the failings of the council’s procurement and operation of MyCroydon, including paying £787 per day to the ‘mastermind’ behind the smartphone app. STEVEN DOWNES reports, the council has now finally binned the … Continue reading

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Hillcrest Netball Club summer camp, Jul 30-Aug 3

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Crystal Palace film festival: Young Filmmakers competition

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City Commons Bat Walk, Riddlesdown, Jun 15

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Flower and Butterfly Walk, Riddlesdown, Jun 9

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Cinema shudders to silence that never sounded so terrifying

OWEN HETHERSAY previews next month’s screenings at the David Lean Next month’s programme of movies at the David Lean Cinema in the Croydon Clocktower offers a broad range for all tastes and interests, from the highly anticipated A Quiet Place, to … Continue reading

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All aboard the magic bus for two tours of South Norwood

You wait 100 years for one tourist walk in an area, then three come along together. Once again, it appears that a South Norwood community group is about to lock horns with a well-funded organisation backed by local councillor Paul … Continue reading

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