Croydon Round-up at 5 January

Petition launched to save Purley Swimming Pool

https://www.change.org/p/croydon-council-cabinet-member-for-leisure-and-sport-keep-purley-swimming-pool-open?recruiter=205704936&

One million shoppers made it a bumper Christmas for Croydon town centre

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/million-shoppers-bumper-festive-period-Croydon/story-25787972-detail/story.html#ixzz3Nhm3b19L

Developers News

  • Barratt London at Poplar Walk and Station Rd

The company is holding a public exhibition of its revised plans for the re-development of the area between Poplar Walk and Station Road, West Croydon on Monday 12 January, 4-8pm at the Church Hall at St Michael’s on Poplar Walk.  This residential-led, mixed-use development, to be known as St Michael’s Square, is in one of the key areas within Croydon Council’s West Croydon Masterplan. As  part of its on-going pre-application consultation with local people and the Council, Barratt has revised its plans to incorporate improved pedestrian accessibility to West Croydon station via a new public space behind St Michael’s Church.  Note: the two tower blocks hardly enhance the heritage setting of the Church.

http://www.stmichaelssquarecroydon.co.uk/index.html

  • ‘Affordable Housing’

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/01/01/developers-affordable-homes-do-little-for-housing-crisis

  • Middle East Investment

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Middle-East-investors-want-slice-Croydon-property/story-25788005-detail/story.html

  • Menta Up-date

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/01/05/selling-a-dream-from-400000-flats-beside-railway-line

  • Travelodge hotel

Travelodge has asked the Council for help to bring new T/l hotel to Croydon.
http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Croydon-Council-asked-help-bring-new-Travelodge/story-25797713-detail/story.html#ixzz3NtuxC2Hr

Another way to find out about Croydon local groups

The Meetup website lists groups of neighbours getting together to learn something, do something, share something all over the country. To  find out the list for Croydon go to the website http://www.meetup.com and put Croydon in the search box and change five miles of London to 25.  There is everything from filmmaking, discussion, singles, sports, music, and craft.

Andrew Fisher on Osborne’s economics

Croydon’s resident and economist Andrew Fisher writes about Tory economic ‘lies’ at

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/01/03/lies-damned-lies-and-mp-barwells-economic-statistics

Croydon Advertiser Survey

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/SURVEY-Advertiser-launches-questionnaire-life/story-25797292-detail/story.html

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/01/04/oasis-governors-cleared-to-rule-on-academy-planning-decision

What is a Town Transition Enterprise?

http://www.reconomy.org/inspiring-enterprises/whats-a-transition-enterprise

Croydon Communities Consortium Meeting 28 January

See details and minutes of AGM and Public Meeting at

https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/ccc-agm-2014-and-public-meeting-update

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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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