Croydon Town Centre Is Changing: How Will It Affect You? Question Time 14 April

South Croydon Community Association and All about Croydon Present

Question Time 2 

Croydon Town Centre Is Changing: How Will It Affect You?

6 for 6.30pm. Thursday 14 April

Croydon College

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Croydon Town Centre is changing with the town being at the forefront of a new movement in urban revival.

• How much do you know about the changes that are taking place?
• How will the building of one of Europe’s largest urban retail leisure developments have on shopping in the town?
• What impact will 8,000 new homes with 20,000 residents have on local services?
• What job opportunities will be created by a new commercial district with over 1 million square feet of new high quality offices?
• What are the questions you would like to have answered?

In the second in the series of SCCA Question Time debates we offer the opportunity for a public debate on the future of our town centre.

Our panellists are either directly involved in charting the development of Croydon or are responding to the challenges and opportunities that changes to our town centre present.

Our panellists are:

Jo Negrini, Executive Director of Place, Croydon Council

Stuart Collins, Croydon Council Deputy Leader & Cabinet Member for the Environment

Stuart Worden, Principal, Brit School

Alex Andrews, Area Manager, Transport for London

Martin Skinner (TBC), Croydon property developer, Inspired Homes

The panel will be chaired by:

Shanaaz Carroll, Interim Chief Executive, Association of Town & City Mgmt.

The event will copy the format of BBC’s Question Time with questions from the audience.

Questions should be submitted by email to by Sunday April 10th.
We will then select which ones will be asked and inform you before the event if your question has been chosen.


How do I submit a question?

Send your question to by Sunday 10th April. Only questions from registered attendees will be considered and you will need to attend in order to ask your question at the event.

What happens if my question is chosen?

We will contact you a few days before the event to let you know that your question has been selected and provide you with further instructions.We expect to receive many more questions than can be asked and will endeavour to choose interesting and representative ones.

What time does the event start?

Question Time will start promptly at 6.30pm but we ask that all attendees arriveby 6.00pm in order to get settled.

Will there be refreshments?

No. The event is free to attend but our limited budget precludes offering refreshements.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The main College building is adjacent to the Fairfield Halls concert venue in the heart of the town centre and is:

  • Two minutes’ walk from East Croydon rail station;
  • Ten minutes’ walk from West Croydon rail station and bus station; and
  • Accessible by over 25 bus routes and three tram routes.


The following buses stop in Central Croydon:

X26, T33, 50, 60, 64, X68, 75, 109, 119, 130, 154, 157, 166, 194, 197, 198, 250, 264, 289, 312, 367, 403, 405, 407, 409, 410, 412, 450, 455, 466, 468.

Cycle / Car

Croydon is served by the A232 east/west and the A23 north/south main roads.  The A23 links Croydon, via the M23, with the M25 Junction 7/8, Central Croydon is 10 miles from the M25 Junction 7/8.  There are many cycle routes leading into Croydon.

If you travel by car, you can park in the Fairfield Halls NCP car park. If you are parking for longer than 2 hours, which is likely, you can present your parking ticket to the College reception and they will replace it with a ticket that limits the amount you pay to £5.50. This means you can park there earlier in the day and still pay £5.50.


Croydon has two main line rail stations:

East Croydon Station (opposite the College) has rail services to stations Including: Caterham, Clapham Junction, Crawley, East Grinstead, London Victoria and London Bridge

West Croydon Station (ten minutes from the college) has rail services to stations including: Crystal Palace, Epsom, London Victoria, London Bridge, Mitcham and Sutton. The East London line tube also stops at West Croydon.


There are three main tram routes:

Tramlink 1 – Elmers End, Woodside Addiscombe, East Croydon, Church Street, Centrale and West Croydon.

Tramlink 2 – Beckenham Junction, Birkbeck, Woodside, Addiscombe, East Croydon, Church Street and West Croydon.

Tramlink 3 – New Addington, Sandilands, East Croydon, Mitcham Junction and Wimbledon.

Alight at East Croydon for the College.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email the SCCA at

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, but please inform us who will take your place by sending an email to

Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Email

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but you might find it helpful to have a printed copy of the information about the event which will be on your ticket.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No ID necessary but you will be asked to give your name at the College’s reception so they can check that you’ve registered. There is no age limit and we encourage interested students to attend.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, but please let us know. Email

Do you have questions about Croydon Town Centre is changing: How will it affect you??Contact South Croydon Community Association

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. 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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