Croydon Citizen asks: When? What the Westfield delay means for Croydon

Amended 12 November

The delay in the completion of the proposed Westfield development of the shopping centre area of Croydon is the main topic of the new November print edition of Croydon Citizen.


Tom Black discusses whether the development could bring the two railway stations together

Tom Lickley explores what the new shopping could be like and its impact

Dr Peter Latham casts doubt on Westfield’s ability to drive the local economy or to provide a real solution to the Town’s problems

Sean Creighton asks what Croydon’s soaring house prices mean for local people

Liz Sheppard-Jones recommends Platform Ruskin Square

Nigel Dias discusses what Croydon Tech City has been doing over the last two years

Andy Dickinson envisions what the monthly Arts and Crafts Fair could become with or without a Westfield

There is also an article by former Labour Councillor David White on Political Croydon in the Seventies

Copies of the print issue can be picked up at various venues including the Spread Eagle, Matthews Yard,  Croydon Visitor Centre (by East Croydon Station), and Ruskin House.


You can find details of all the venues where Citizen is stocked on a map at

Back copies of  print edition

can be accessed at


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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