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
NUJ in Dispute with Local Guardian Company
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:
Local Economy and Community
Croydon Citizen wants to encourage more debate:
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