Croydon Diary to 19 March

Tuesday 3 March. 6.30pm. Council Scrutiny & Strategic Overview Committee. Town Hall.  The agenda includes questions to Mark Watson the Cabinet member for Safety & Justice, whose portfolio also includes the community and voluntary sector and the Stronger Communities Partnership. There will also be reports on the Safer Communities Partnership and Domestic Violence. See agenda at It will be webcast at

Tuesday 3 March. 6.30pm. Traffic Management Advisory Committee. Town Hall. It will consider heritage street lighting issues in conservation areas: cycle route improvements: removal of cycle ban – north end (experimental order); proposed one way workings – Oakley, Ferndale, Dundee, Belmont, Grasmere Rds; proposed one way working with cycle contraflow Lebanon road; parking charges 2015/16; amendment to weight restrictions of highway bridges; petitions – Spurgeon Rd/Ave and Orchard Way traffic and parking issues; Brantwood Rd area,- results of consultation; proposed waiting restrictions and new parking bays – various locations; objections to proposed waiting restrictions – Beaumont and Coldharbour Rds; objections to disabled bays. See agenda at:

Wednesday 4 June. 2pm. Divided by Race. United in War and Peace. Film about race relations during and after the War based on interviews with black servicemen. Sponsored by Agendas Services and Croydon Radical History Network. David Lean Cinema, Clocktower, Katherine St. £7.50/£6. Just turn up. It appears the pre-booking link with Eventbrite is not working properly.

Thursday 5 March. 10am. Public Objectors at Whitgift CPO Inquiry. This is opportunity for Andrew Kennedy, Susan Oliver and myself to present our submissions. You can access see them at

Sunday 8 March. Croydon Arts Show. 2pm. Janet Smith presents her fortnightly show on Croydon Radio. See

Sunday 8 March. 7pm. The Public Gallery. Start of Croydon Citizen’s Tom Black’s new monthly show on Croydon politics on Croydon Radio.  

Monday 9 March. 7.30-8.30pm. Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission Public meeting. Timebridge Community Centre, Fieldway, New Addington, CR0 9AZ. It is an early opportunity to tell Commissioners what you think of Fieldway, New Addington and Croydon. Join your friends and local community and tell the Commission:
What makes you proud of New Addington?
What do you want to see more of?
What changes do you want to see?
What is unfair at the moment?
For more information see the Facebook event page:
Or to book your place, sign up here:

Monday 16 March. Council Cabinet meeting. The agenda is not yet posted on the website, but it looks like it will be substantial given the many detailed responses to Scrutiny recommendations, as indicated in the report to Scrutiny on 3 March. See:

Tuesday 17 March. 6.20pm. Launch of Local Action Mini Review – “How can Croydon develop a high quality education to employment brokerage and support service for young people and employers. Croydon Council Chamber. Please RSVP to and

Wednesday 18 March. 2pm. Looking for Claudia Jones. Film showing sponsored by Agenda Services and Croydon Radical History Network. David Lean Cinema, Clocktower, Katherine St. £7.50/£6. Just turn up. It appears the pre-booking link with Eventbrite is not working properly.

Thursday 19 March. Selma. 11am & 7.30pm. Film show by the Save David Lean Cinema Campaign. Almost sold out both morning and evening showings, but worth checking

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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