Croydon Assembly Programme 15 November


 Amended 10 November with more detailed programme

Programme: 15 November 2014

10.30 Welcome by Chair Ted Knight:  Explanation of how the day will work
10.45 Speakers:  John McDonnell MP &
Philipa Harvey, Senior Vice-President of the National Union of Teachers
11.15 Break into working groups

Housing – How can we create affordable housing for all?

Health – Ending the market in the NHS and taking the profit out of healthcare

Austerity, banks & privatisation – How can we make the 1% pay for the crisis of the profit system?

Education – Creating a better future for our children and youth

Political representation & democracy – The challenge of creating a real democracy in the UK

12.40 Report-backs on action points
1.00 Lunch break
1.45 Mark Serwotka, General Secretary PCS  &
Nero Ughwujabo, Chief Executive of Croydon Black and Minority Ethnic Forum
2.15 Break into working groups

Race & immigration – Developing policies to unite communities

Climate change – How we can fight climate change and have a sustainable future

Welfare & Pensions – A new vision for the welfare state

Local economy – Keeping developers at bay

3.40 Report-backs on action points
4.00 Closing remarks: the next steps

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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 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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