Matthews Yard’s Future in Doubt
The café and meeting place, and base for Croydon Radio, urgently needs to raise funds to stay open. See the details at
Saif Bonar, the founder is also interviewed at
Purley pool temporarily saved from closure
The Purley Pool is to stay open for the time being after community campaigning forced Croydon Council to re-think.
Following the death of Selhurst Labour Councillor Gerry Ryan, rather than waiting for the by-election to take place on General Election day, people associated with UKIP have called the by-election which will be held in early March. Inside Croydon is particularly critical.
It also discusses the Labour Party approach to selecting a candidate at
Croydon Transition Town
For an up-date on what this group is doing see
Old Town Masterplans
Tuesday 3 February. 6.30pm. Council Children & Young People Scrutiny Sub-Committee, Town Hall. Question and Answer session with the Cabinet Member for Children Families and Learning Councillor Alisa Flemming; Education Quality and Standards; Education Budget 2015-2016, Children’s Safeguarding. Access papers at https://secure.croydon.gov.uk/akscroydon/users/public/admin/kabmenu.pl?cmte=CYP
Wednesday 4 February. 7pm. Croydon Assembly Race Relations working party convened by Nero of Croydon BME Forum. Ruskin House. 23 Coombe Rd.
Saturday 7 February. 11am-12.30. Stop the Incinerator Campaign meeting, The Prince of Wales pub in Wimbledon (opposite the main entrance to the station if you travel there by tram from Croydon).
Saturday 7 February. Don Steele Jazz band at Stanley Halls
Monday 9 February. 7.30pm. Stop the Incinerator Campaign Quiz night. Oval Tavern, Oval Rd (walk down Cherry Orchard Road as you turn left out of the station).
Tuesday 10 February. 6.30pm. Scrutiny & Strategic Overview Committee. Response to Scrutiny recommendations; Question time: Councillor Toni Letts, Cabinet Member for Economic Development; Stronger Communities Partnership and the voluntary sector. Access papers at https://secure.croydon.gov.uk/akscroydon/users/public/admin/kabmenu.pl?cmte=SSO
Friday 13 February. Invention Theatre at Stanley Halls
Friday 13 February. 7.3pm. Screening of Trashed. St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 63 High Street, Colliers Wood, SW19, followed by Incinerator Campaign Q & A session. Further details from email@example.com
If you want to know about the quantity of recycled material in Croydon over the last few years and where it goes you have to go to a special waste data flow website and register:
Veolia Environmental Services Ltd retains the value of all sales of recyclable materials collected as part of the contract. (Source. Reply (27 January) to Freedom of Information request by Mr P Blott (28 December 2014). https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/recycling_45?nocache=incoming-610717#incoming-610717)
Council Meeting 26 January
For a depressing analysis of the Council meeting on 26 January see http://insidecroydon.com/2015/01/27/council-meeting-goes-through-the-motions-as-a-costly-joke
Watch out for Barnfield Homes
Barnfield Homes are looking for garden land and brownfield sites with residential development potential with or without planning permission in Croydon and areas to the south and west. Its advertisement in the Croydon Guardian of 21 January shows a map highlighting South Norwood, Croydon, Purley, Couldson and Kenley. Other highlighted areas are Sutton, Wallington, Ewell, Epsom, Banstead, Reigate, Redhill and Caterham. You can find out more about Barnfield at www.branfieldhomes.com