Monthly Archives: February 2015

Barratt Homes says 15% affordable housing uneconomic

The economic viability justifications for the % of affordable housing developers can provide are beginning to look suspicious. Barratt Homes says it will provide 15% for its Station Rd and Polar Walk scheme even though it says it is  uneconomic. … Continue reading

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Croydon Up-date 23 February

Diary Thursday 26 February. 8pm. Croydon Assembly Climate Change/Environment working group meeting It is hoped to convert this group into the Croydon Environmental Forum, a monthly meeting for those involved or interested in environmental issues, to coordinate efforts and share … Continue reading

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Croydon Up-date 18 February

Diary Friday 27 February. Deadline date extended for nominations to be Resident Commissioners on Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Nomination form is at http://www.opportunitycroydon.org/resources Tuesday 3 March. 8-9.30pm. East Croydon Community Organization meeting ARK Oval Primary Academy, 98 Cherry Orchard Road, CR0 … Continue reading

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The Cost of Living Crisis – New Book

End the failed austerity programme. The coalition government of 2010–15 claimed it tackled the abuse of the welfare state and restored employment levels. In reality, this meant appalling hardship for the most vulnerable and cuts in living standards for those … Continue reading

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Voluntary Groups, ‘Workfare’ and Benefits Sanctions: The Perils of Participation – 19 March

Voluntary Groups, ‘Workfare’ and Benefits Sanctions:  The Perils of Participation Thursday 19th March 12.30-3pm LIFT Islington, 45 White Lion Street, London N1 9PW The ‘Help to Work Programme’ (introduced last April) is specifically designed to attract the involvement of charities … Continue reading

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Leisure and Coast, Ports and Waterways Workshop 13 June

Summer 2015 Workshop Leisure and Coasts, Ports and Waterways  In association with The University of Portsmouth’s Port Towns and Urban Cultures Group Venue: University of Portsmouth Date: Saturday, 13th June 2015  Call for Papers This workshop seeks to examine the … Continue reading

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Croydon Black and Radical History Events in June Heritage Festival

Preliminery notice of Croydon Blsck and Radical History events in the Croydon Heritage Festival Croydon Radical History Network events: Croydon’s  Slavery Links and the black presence Two talks by Nick Draper (Legacies of British Slave-ownership project) and Sean Creighton (Croydon … Continue reading

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Waste Partnership – Croydon website lets public down again

South London Waste Partnership meeting Tuesday 17 February. 5.30pm. Croydon Town Hall If you go to the Croydon Council website and click through the sequence on Council and Democracy you will come to the calender of meetings. This Tuesday sees … Continue reading

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The Empire Needs Men Exhibition

Stripped to the waist and sweated chest Midday’s reprieve brings much-needed rest From trenches deep toward the sky. Non-fighting troops and yet we die. – extract from The Black Soldier’s Lament by George A. Borden 28 June 1914, this date is a … Continue reading

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Croydon Round-up – 14 February

Diary Wednesday 25 February. 6–8pm. Quarterly Patient and Public Forum on Urgent Care and Primary Care Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group. District and Masonic Hall, 73 Oakfield Road, Croydon, CR0 2UX.  To register attendance go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/february-quarterly-patient-and-public-forum-a-focus-on-urgent-care-and-primary-care-tickets-15271306890 Wednesday 25 February.7-9pm.  Croydon … Continue reading

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