Croydon Events Up-date

Wednesday 25 March. 6.30pm. Council General Purposes and Audit Committee

Town Hall. It is considering a wholesale reorganisation of the top posts in  the Council around three new Departments: People, Place and Resources. Saving £500,000. To access agenda go to:

Wednesday 25 March. 2pm. Health & Wellbeing Board 

Health and wellbeing of offenders & their families; joint health and wellbeing strategy 2015-18; Clinical Commissioning Group – final commissioning plans 2015/16; Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat; Winterbourne View action plan; Drug and Alcohol phase 2 recommissioning; Pharmaceutical needs assessment; Public Questions. To access agenda go to:

 Wednesday 25 March. 7pm. Planning Sub-committee.

Arragon, Bishops Park Road, Norbury: erection of single storey side/rear extension – recommendation: grant permission; 33 Manor Wood Road, Purley: erection of two storey four bedroom detached house with accommodation in roofspace, formation of vehicular access and provision of associated parking – recommendation: grant permission; land R/O 7 Ballards Farm Road, (fronting Croham Valley Road): erection of four/five bedroom detached house with attached garage- recommendation: grant permission;  2 Roke Road, Kenley: demolition of existing building; erection of 2 detached four bedroom houses, formation of vehicular access and provision of associated parking – recommendation: grant permission. To access agenda go to

Thursday 26 March. 6.30pm. Council  Planning Committee

Town Hall. Includes consideration of pre planning  for Arcadia House, 5 Cairo New Road, and 44-47 Tamworth Road: residential development of 4 to 25 storeys, including 135 flats, small retail unit and car parking (Fairfield Ward); Addington Palace, Gravel Hill: retention of marquee structure (Heathfield ward) – recommendation: refuse permission; former Commonweal Lodge School, Woodcote Lane, Purley: demolition of existing former school building; erection of two storey building with accommodation in the roof space comprising 4 x 3 bedroom apartments; formation of vehicular access; and provision of 4 garages; . recommendation: refuse permission. To access agenda go

Thursday 26 March. 6.30pm. Council Scrutiny & Oversight Committee

Town Hall. To review Borough wide landlord licensing scheme approved by Cabinet on 16 March. To access agenda go

Friday 27 March. 7.30-9.30pm. Fathers and Sons – Mozart’s Father, Leopold and Son, Franz Xaver Mozart

Talk with music by Gerard Kelly. Croydon Recorded Music Society. St Mildred’s Centre, Bingham Rd, Addiscombe, CR0 7EB. (Buses 312,130, 289 & 367; Tramlink 1 & 2 to Addiscombe.

Saturday 28 March. 10.30am-5pm. Croydon Art Society Exhibition Final Day. Museum of Croydon Exhibition Galley at Croydon Clocktower.

Saturday 28 March. 2.30-4.30pm. Thornton Heath meeting for residents and businesses to have their say on improving the area with Councillors and Council officers. St Alban the Martyr Church Hall, Grange Road, Thornton Heath, CR9 8SR.

Saturday 28 March. 7pm. Anti-Incinerator Campaign Quiz Night

Buffet and soft drinks included (bring your own wine and beer). Entry: £10 per person if booked in advance (£12 on the night) or £20 per family if booked in advance (£22 on the night). Cheques are to be sent to Sarah Gwynn, 8 Bridges Lane, Beddington, CR0 4SG. Beddington Village Hall, Beddington Lane, CR0 4TA

Saturday 11 April. 7-11pm. Fundraiser Concert for Ruskin House

The Steve Eggs Band, The Molly and the Blackbriar Band, Tony Field, Acoustic Bridge, International Men of Mystery, Sara and Martin, The Kent Carters and the Vanguards. £3 at the door. The Cedar Hall, Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd, CR0 1BD. Further information: 07545326534.

Friday 17 April. 6-8.30-m. Croydon Central Election Hustings

Croydon branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Croydon Park Hotel, in Altyre Road, from 6pm to 8.30pm. Prospective candidates who have said they will attend are sitting Conservative MP Gavin Barwell, Labour’s Sarah Jones, James Fearnley (Lib Dem), Peter Staveley (Ukip) and Esther Sutton (Green). The meeting is free to attend and open to non-FSB members. You must register in advance by contacting

23 April. Election Hustings

Saturday 6 June. Recalled Croydon Assembly

Speakers include John McDonnell,  MP, Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the PCS and Philipa Harvey, local teacher who is now National President of the NUT, and Matt Wrack, General Secretary of the FBU. The emphasis of the day will be on giving people the chance to discuss the outcome of the General Election and the challenges facing working people as austerity policies are maintained. Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd. Please use this link to book your ticket. See also

Muncho near Town Hall

If you are in the vicinity of the Town Hall at lunch time and want a change from the Clocktower Café then give Muncho a try at 24 St George’s Walk. Excellent food at reasonable prices.


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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