Croydon News and Developments at 27 June

Heritage Festival Events

The first week’s Heritage events have seen audiences as low as 6 and as high as over 70. With so many choices of events and other activities going on as well it is difficult to predict how many people will come to a particular event. The Alfred Russel Wallace talk had a very respectable 45. The building tours have been very popular. So far the feedback is very positive with many people going to more than one event. There are also people coming from other parts of London.

Croydon Folk and Blues Festival 12 July

See details at http://insidecroydon.com/2014/06/27/croydon-folk-and-blues-festival-ruskin-house-july-12

NUJ in Dispute with Local Guardian Company

See details at http://insidecroydon.com/2014/06/25/striking-free-papers-staff-reach-breaking-point-over-cuts

Lessons from the Rave

The way the police and the Council handled the effects of the ‘illegal’ rave in East Croydon is the subject of an important contribution by Rod Davies of the East Croydon Community Group (ECCG) questioning whether past cuts and rationalisations of Council organisation and services has left it unable to deal effectively with emergencies: http://insidecroydon.com/2014/06/23/rave-response-highlights-serious-short-comings-at-council. If Rod is right this is a major challenge for the new Labour leadership of the Council to investigate. Details about ECCG can be http://eastcrocomm.wordpress.com/about

How is Labour Shaping Up at Town Hall?

Inside Croydon raises concerns:

http://insidecroydon.com/2014/06/20/spot-the-difference-crapita-sponsors-labour-mayors-banquet

http://insidecroydon.com/2014/06/21/does-croydons-new-council-have-much-to-rave-about

Local Economy and Community

Croydon Citizen wants to encourage more debate:

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/economics-business/economics-business-croydon

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/matters-community

The History of London Rd

Kake started her history of London Rd property series on Croydon Citizen. She has now set up her own website and everything posting is up on it. Having her own site makes it easier to update and amend as new information is found. http://london-road-croydon.org/history/subscribe.html

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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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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