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First published in June 2010, Inside Croydon has been publishing agenda-setting, news-breaking journalism for more than 10 years.

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.

But like everything, it 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 – generating 10,000 unique page views per day in June 2020 – might agree to contribute with a modest monthly 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.

Please sign up today as a supporter. Click here for more details

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