And it has always been independent – with no council grants, no political party funding.
Just the unvarnished news, brought to you by a small team of dedicated citizen reporters and photographers, and written and edited by Steven Downes, a multi-award-winning journalist with a lifetime’s experience of working in print, on television and online.
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 – generating 10,000 unique page views per day in June 2020 – 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).
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.
Now, more than ever, we believe it is a vital service.