Tag Archives: Brixton

Bus passengers face three days of strike action in pay dispute

Bus passengers in Croydon face having their journeys disrupted by three days of planned strike action in a dispute between drivers and operators Arriva, after the company made what a union official has described as a “pathetic” pay offer. The … Continue reading

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Politicians distrusted? Ask Lambeth’s housing co-ops

Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North, says that it has taken him a year of working at Westminster to realise… People. Don’t. Trust. Politicians. Is this what the acronym NSS* was invented for? After all, Reed had spent … Continue reading

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Steve Reed MP: Regeneration needed beyond the town centre

In his exclusive column for Inside Croydon, STEVE REED reports on how community groups are essential to ensure proper and sustainable regeneration in their neighbourhoods People for Portland Road, a community organisation in South Norwood, organised a public meeting last Saturday to … Continue reading

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Palace traders consider cashing in with their own currency

The local Chamber of Commerce is to discuss launching a special currency for Crystal Palace at its regular meeting tomorrow night. The idea of a local currency for Crystal Palace would be to keep the money “sticking” in Crystal Palace. It is an idea … Continue reading

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The A to Z of whether your area is about to go “upmarket”

Brixton today, Croydon tomorrow? Esiah Levy, who Tweets as @croydon_oldtown, has come up with a very handy little guide to how to judge whether a neighbourhood is being gentrified. Levy’s “A to Z of signs that your area is about … Continue reading

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“There’s daggers in men’s smiles”: this Macbeth is a riot

As if the events of August 8 last year were not dramatic enough, the Breakfast Cat Theatre Company is about to make a drama out of Croydon’s crisis, staging a riot-inspired adaptation of Macbeth later this month. Many of the … Continue reading

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Open day gives chance to survey Shirley’s historic windmill

Shirley Windmill opens its doors at noon on Sunday (May 15) for its first open day of the summer. Entry is free (although donations, however small, are always very welcome), with the first guided tour of this ancient monument at … Continue reading

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