Croydon Events & News Round-up at 14 March

To March 28. 10.30am-5pm. Croydon Art Society  exhibition. Tuesdays – Saturdays. Clocktower. Some very good pieces on display and for sale.

Monday 16 March. 6.30pm. Council Cabinet. Town Hall.  The agenda comprises: presentation by the Bishop of Croydon on the work of the Opportunity & Fairness Commission; Private Rented Landlord Licensing Scheme adoption; Establishment of development company to build housing supported by an investment Fund; Update on culture, sport and leisure activities; Croydon’s Transport Future; 20mile per hour speed limits; Children and Families Plan 2015-16; Environmental Enforcement Policy; Interim Equality and Inclusion Policy 2014-16; Implementation of the Care Act 2014 and the Market Position Statement for Adult Social Care; Response to recommendations arising from the Scrutiny & Strategic  Overview Committee and the Streets & Environment Scrutiny Sub-Committee; Recommendations Arising from the Scrutiny & Strategic Overview Committee Meeting on 10 February and the Children and Young
People Scrutiny Sub-Committee Meeting on 3 February; Contracts to be awarded. Access papers at https://secure.croydon.gov.uk/akscroydon/users/public/admin/kabmenu.pl

Monday 16 March. 7-9pm. An Evening with Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission. Faiths Together in Croydon public meeting on 16 March  from  7pm – 9pm at CVA’s Resource Centre, London Rd. Everyone is welcome to attend the event and tell Commissioners what they think of Croydon.

Tuesday 17 March. 6.30pm. Children & Young People Scrutiny Sub-Committee. Town Hall. Agenda items: Cllr Jamie Audsley’s Mini-Review of Young People’s Preparation for Employment, and Children’s Social Care. Access papers at https://secure.croydon.gov.uk/akscroydon/users/public/admin/kabmenu.pl

Wednesday 18 March. 2pm. Looking for Claudia Jones. Film at Dave Lane Cinema, Clocktower. No need to book; just turn up.

Thursday 19 March. 7pm. Street Lighting Joint Committee. Access papers at https://secure.croydon.gov.uk/akscroydon/users/public/admin/kabmenu.pl

Saturday 21 March.  1–4pm. Croydon Partnership (Westfield/Hammerson) Community drop-in. Scratchley Hall, 81 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath.

Another source of events in Croydon is at http://insidecroydon.com/inside-croydon-events.

No single website has complete details of events, so look at several will allow you to see a more comprehensive range of what is on offer, inc. Just Croydon and Croydon Radio.

Petition on Croydon Visitor Centre

The news of my petition about the closure of the Croydon Visitor Centre is reported at:

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Campaign-aims-save-visitor-centre/story-26124151-detail/story.html

Whitgift Centre CPO

Criterion Capital and the private sector rental boom  in Croydon

See my posting at http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/yuppie-apartments-family-homes-risk-central-croydon

Waddon Flyover Proposals

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/03/08/waddon-councillors-silenced-over-boris-flyover-proposals

Fly-tippers Fined

Six fly-tippers have been ordered to pay more than £2,150.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/fly-tippers-given-fines-totalling-pound-2k/story-26160314-detail/story.html#ixzz3ULKZrL95 

Boxplace Market Should Open Summer 2016

The retail marketplace Boxpark intends to open a 80 unit pop-up shopping mall next to East Croydon station in summer 2016.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Trendy-retailers-Boxpark-open-huge-80-unit/story-26160380-detail/story.html#ixzz3ULKyaldi 

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/03/12/work-underway-to-get-boxpark-to-pop-up-in-summer-2016

Opportunity Commission Meeting at New Addington

For the Commission’s report on its recent New Addington meeting see

http://www.opportunitycroydon.org/articles/2015-03-10/new-addington-public-meeting

Elizabeth Ash, Chair of Croydon Communities Consortium, found the meeting very disappointing  with only 15 minutes for attendees to discuss their issues and concerns. https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/opportunity-and-fairness-commission-in-new-addington-a-review

Twitter comments during the meeting can be seen at https://storify.com/CroydonNbrhoods/new-addington-oppcroydon-meeting

The Commission has launched a DIY Kit. Only the leaflet about it is on its website, which includes asking people to respond to the following questions:

  • What are the biggest issues in your area?
  • What is unfair about life in your area?
  • What are your area’s biggest assets?
  • What opportunities for improvements can you identify?
  • What needs to change in your area?
  • How can we help you to make those changes happen?

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Police-use-stop-search-Croydon-dropping-concerns/story-26167828-detail/story.html

Upper Norwood Library Shock

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/03/09/library-trust-is-shellshocked-at-lambeths-60-funding-cut

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/03/13/mp-reed-guaranteed-librarys-future-for-just-nine-months

20 mile zones for Croydon

On 16 March the Council Cabinet will approve the introduction of 20m zones in residential streets, beginning with area consultations.

http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/11848225.Most_Croydon_roads_set_to_get_20mph_speed_limits

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Council-expected-ahead-1-5m-20mph-speed-limit/story-26148760-detail/story.html

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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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