PLEASE DREAM RESPONSIBLY – a Croydon reimagining led by RESOLVE Collective

Are you a Croydon local aged 14-21? Ever wondered how decisions about our town centre are made? Or imagined changing Croydon town centre for the better?

Are you a Croydon local aged 14-21? Ever wondered how decisions about our town centre are made? Or imagined changing Croydon town centre for the better?


Join us in shaping Croydon Town Centre for tomorrow; turning dreams about change into plans that could actually transform Croydon town centre. This is your future, your spaces, your voice.


Led by RESOLVE Collective, locals who know the ins and outs of shaping a city, dive into Croydon’s past and future. Through content creation and debate, you’ll get a crash course in the processes behind decision making about buildings and towns, and even participate in a simulated planning committee meeting. Here’s your chance to decide the fate of Croydon’s urban landscape! Can you present a vision for the town that gets noticed… and approved?


Croydon Council are currently creating a new plan for Croydon Town Centre. This is your chance to be heard and set the path for our town’s future – a call to action for all young Croydon locals who envision a better town centre. Join us and let’s reimagine Croydon together.

In the lead up to the workshop, you can also find our posters with QR codes around the town to throw your ideas into the mix online.


Free and open to all; please click through to the Eventbrite page to book a free space so we know how many people to expect!

Croydon Council is creating a new strategy to underpin the regeneration being planned for the town centre. A series of creative activities provide opportunities for the community, businesses and partners to get involved. This workshops is facilitated by local arts charity Turf Projects who are part of a multi-disciplinary team led by We Made That, working with Croydon Council in partnership with the GLA. The engagement is taking place from November 2023 into Autumn 2024.

Find out more about the Strategy using the Easy Read available in print at the Urban Room, or online here.

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To help us support you best, please let us know if you have any access needs when booking.
This workshop will involve some reading and writing. If you need support, just let us know.
For access info about getting to Turf and the Turf space, click here.


Turf aims to be a space where all are welcomed & respected. We ask all attendees to align with this spirit when booking and support us in creating a welcoming & collaborative atmosphere together. We ask that everyone is;

Kind and respectful in our language and behaviour towards others. Turf is a space which is anti racism, sexism, homophobia and ableism.
Considerate of others’ time; allowing others room to speak & engage.
Respectful of the space itself as belonging to many people, treating the space & objects with care.
Attend wherever possible: In 2023, around 30% of people booking free tickets didn’t turn up! Our free tickets are limited and in high demand. Every person who doesn’t turn up means someone else can’t attend, so please let us know if you can’t make it to free up a space. If you don’t attend twice or more without letting us know, you may be restricted from booking again.

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