Inside Croydon has been producing agenda-setting, news-breaking journalism since 2010.
Just the unvarnished news, brought to you by a small team of dedicated citizen reporters and photographers, edited by Steven Downes, an award-winning journalist with a lifetime’s experience of working in print, on television and online.
Like everything, this daily public service, bringing you the news that those in power would rather you didn’t know about, comes at a cost.
In the past couple of years Inside Croydon has experimented with different modes of paid advertising and has used crowdfunding to pay for a successful legal defence when those made uncomfortable by the truth tried to sue the website.
And we like to think that our ever-growing readership might agree to contribute with a modest subscription towards the running costs of Inside Croydon.
We use Patreon, a secure payments platform based in the United States (hence the payments are expressed in US dollars). We chose this method simply because, at the time, it offered the simplest method of coordinating subscriptions, while keeping the data and money of our supporters secure.
For less than the cost of a pint (of beer, rather than milk) each month, you can be part of the growing team of contributors, helping to keep news-breaking, independent journalism alive and thriving and based in Croydon.