That is the title of the small pamphlet I published about background economic and social facts about Croydon. Aspects of the crisis continue.
- The rise in homelessness
The large rise in homelessness in the Borough emphases one aspect of the crisis which is becoming worse.
- Low Incomes
A key question that needs to be answered is what is the estimated number of Croydon families in the same income/savings crisis as 1:4 across Britain?
- Business Rates Threat
The Council believes that business rates will be going up an average 19% under the Government re-evaluation.
This could lead to many small businesses closing.
- Too much emphasis on the Town Centre?
Peter Davis reflects on the past and future of Croydon:
- Badly Run High St Businesses
This is not all bad news because there are many small businesses, especially shops, cafes, take-aways etc, that are not well run, have low food hygiene ratings .
Others have had to be chased to have waste contracts rather than leaving their rubbish as fly-tips in the street, or like shisha cafes are in breach of the law when they allow smoking inside their premises, about which the Council is doing nothing.
The latest examples of problems
- South Norwood: