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:
Whitgift Centre CPO
- Issues in closing submissions. See preceding postings.
- Susan Oliver’s impassioned defence of the shopping centre is reported at: http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Closing-Whitgift-Centre-like-London-losing/story-26141213-detail/story.html#ixzz3ULUV58EN
Criterion Capital and the private sector rental boom in Croydon
Waddon Flyover Proposals
Six fly-tippers have been ordered to pay more than £2,150.
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.
Opportunity Commission Meeting at New Addington
For the Commission’s report on its recent New Addington meeting see
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?
Upper Norwood Library Shock
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.