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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

Plane-spotting at Croydon Ecology Centre, Heathfield, Aug 18


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80 years commemoration of evacuated children, Sep 4

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A month after seizing Allders, council moves just six traders

The council’s propaganda department has finally, a month after Town Hall heavies staged a dawn raid on the former Allders building, broken its silence over the forced closure of the Croydon Outlet Village. On July 16, around two dozen small … Continue reading

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Cancer Help Centre art works go on display at Clocktower

Art is one of the many therapies offered at the South East Cancer Help Centre in Purley, and an exhibition of some of the work produced has just opened at the café in the Croydon Clocktower. “These two large panels … Continue reading

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South Croydon Allotments Open Day, Carlton Road, Aug 17

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Negrini’s £1,000 fine threat fails to get a vote of approval

What do you mean, you didn’t know anything about another Croydon Council consultation, this time about where and how you are able to vote at elections? Croydon, the council that put the “con” into consulation, announced its latest public engagement … Continue reading

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Street market licences fall by 87% after council ‘improvements’

The number of casual licences issued to stall-holders to trade on Surrey Street Market has fallen by 87 per cent since one of council leader Tony Newman’s closest colleagues at the Town Hall shut down the ancient market to squander … Continue reading

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