Croydon Issues Round-up

Croydon Labour’s Draft Budget Cuts

I discuss Croydon Labour’s budget cuts at

Gentrification and the heart of Croydon

Lauren Furey expressed her concerns about the massive redevelopments proposed across the Town Centre.

Is there time to convince disaffected Croydon voters that the immigration debate is based on a lie?

The discussion by Ian Birrell on UKIP and   immigration is an important piece of analysis for use in the lead up to the General Election?–it-is-politicians-not-migrants-who-have-run-down-our-public-services-9924341.html

Poor housing can damage our health – that’s why it needs licensing

Dan Wilson Craw of the Generation Rent campaign makes the case for the proposed licensing scheme.

How will the Infrastructure Bill Affect Croydon?

We need someone to analyse how the Infrastructure Bill will affect Croydon. If it will should evidence be given to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee.   See

Croydon’s Shock Figures on domestic violence

At least 22,000 people in Croydon fall victim to domestic violence each year with nearly 90 per cent of women attacked four times or more, shocking figures have suggested.

Planning Register Errors

Every so often the information on the Council’s planning register is wrong. For example no documents were posted on a recent application in Norbury. At my request Cllr Maggie Mansell asked for an explanation. Phil Mills, Deputy Team Leader, Planning Technical Support Team, has responded to me: ‘Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Our in house service was showing documents as being online. However, it was incorrect? I’ve now set them to republish tomorrow. Please let me know if they still aren’t appearing.’ So if you spot anything wrong do let him know: 020 8760 5419  or Extension 65419.

David Lean Cinema Campaign January Programme


Why I have come off Twitter

I have deactivated my Twitter account due to the misuse of Twitter re-tweetings by a small handful of people in Croydon as a tool for shorthand sound bite personal attacks often based on poor or erroneous information, instead of engaging in proper discussion face to face, on the telephone or via email, I have deactivated my Twitter account.


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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