Croydon Round-up – 23 December

Ambition Festival offers narrow range of events

The Council’s Town Centre Ambition Festival (23-26 July) is to offer a narrow range of events centred around a ‘contemporary mainstream culture image’. Several offers of events which do not fit this image have been turned down. For a discussion about the issues involved in mounting this Festival see

http://historyandsocialaction.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/the-croydon-festival-2015-dilemmas-and.html

Croydon Heritage Festival

The dates for the 2015 Festival are 21-28 June.

Tenants asked to ensure lettings agents affiliated to redress scehme

Tenants, and those thinking of renting a property, are being urged by Croydon’s trading standards team to ensure their agent is affiliated to an approved redress scheme.

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/better-protection-for-tenants

Croydon cannot pull out of Waste Partnership

http://insidecroydon.com/2014/12/19/labours-newman-waves-the-white-flag-over-viridor-incinerator

Croydon Town Transition

The new Chair is Andrew Dickinson

Bernard Weatherill House cost more than the Shard

http://insidecroydon.com/2014/12/22/croydon-council-offices-cost-more-to-build-than-the-shard

Discover a world of published academic research at your local library – but not in Croydon

If you live in Croydon you are unable to take advantage of the  free search facility for over 10 million academic articles free of charge because Croydon has not signed up its libraries to the service. Since February students, independent researchers and small businesses in many other areas have had access to  many of the world’s best academic papers, a result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free.

See http://www.accesstoresearch.org.uk

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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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