It was published by East Surrey & Sussex News & Media, a group within Northcliffe Media’s South East region – Northcliffe was at the time the regional publishing arm of the Daily Mail & General Trust but has since become part of the Local World group.
It was founded in 1967 as the Croydon Midweek. From 1972 to 1985 it was entitled the Croydon Midweek Post, barring two years from 1979 to 1981 when it was simply the Midweek Post. It then became the Croydon Post; it spent 15 months from June 1988 to November 1989 as The Post in Croydon and was then renamed The Croydon Post.
It was a companion to Northcliffe’s paid title for the area, the Croydon Advertiser, whose website and editorial offices in Croydon it shared. The offices used to be in South Croydon, but moved to the centre of the town in October 2008.
There was also an edition for the neighbouring London Borough of Sutton to the west, the Sutton Post.
It came out on Wednesdays. An e-edition was also available on the website.
It ceased publication in May 2010, when it was replaced by the Advertiser Midweek.