Tag Archives: Croydon Riots

Croydon riots 10 years on: Arson land put up for sale at £2m

It is being marketed as a “design and build opportunity”, a patch of land close to the town centre, less than one-fifth of an acre, on the market this summer from the borough’s largest landowners, for a mere £2million. It … Continue reading

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Croydon riots 10 years on: Risks greater now than in 2011

The key risk factors which led to rioting in Croydon and across the country 10 years ago are “even greater today than in 2011”, leaving London at risk of riots. That’s according to a review by Steve Reed OBE, the … Continue reading

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Croydon riots 10 years on: ‘I was in real fear for my family’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: On August 8 2011, the night that Croydon burned, photographer JAN PODSIADLY captured some of the scenes close to his home that he witnessed and terrified him, and here, 10 years on, recalls some of the events  Ten … Continue reading

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Croydon riots 10 years on: A decade of missed opportunity

Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the Croydon riots, an outbreak of disorder that followed similar violence elsewhere in the capital that week in August 2011. Here, local lawyer and community activist MARINA AHMAD says that the government has failed … Continue reading

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Evening all: Police commissioner Hogan-Howe visits Croydon

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, is addressing a public meeting in Croydon next week. The event is free and does not require booking, but places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The event … Continue reading

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Councils too lazy and prejudiced to help small businesses

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Three years after the London riots, with many small businesses still awaiting compensation, in response to our feature about the forgotten residents and businesses of West Croydon, ROD DAVIES argues that our borough council fails to properly serve … Continue reading

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The festering scandal of how London Road has been forgotten

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In a week of anniversaries, tomorrow’s of the Croydon Riots reminds us quite how poorly served the people of London Road have been by some working in public service. By STEVEN DOWNES To borrow a phrase, August 8 … Continue reading

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Bear Grylls visit is spur for Scout scheme in community

The recent visit of Bear Grylls to Croydon’s Pinewood Scout Centre has led to a collaborative partnership between local Scouts and the Croydon Forest School and Adventure Project to make the centre more accessible to non-Scouting groups. This is Scout … Continue reading

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Ever felt you’re being taken for granted? Welcome to Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Don’t be taken-in by promises of “new” money bringing a “new dawn” for our borough, says CHARLOTTE DAVIES So what if the Tories have missed out including en entire ward, West Thornton, from their election advert? It’s a … Continue reading

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Innovative youth group forced to close for lack of volunteers

Tabula Rasa, the South Norwood youth project created by a group of young friends out of the ashes of the 2011 riots, has had to close, in many ways a victim of its own success. The project managers reluctantly took … Continue reading

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MP Reed condemns “disgraceful” failures over riot pay-outs

More than two years after the 2011 riots, and there’s still 133 people who claimed official compensation who are yet to receive a penny to help them re-build their homes and businesses. Those are the findings of Steve Reed OBE, … Continue reading

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