Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission Up-date

Resident Commissioners appointed

The Commission has appointed four Resident Commissioners whose role will be to ensure that the concerns and aspirations of people who live across the borough are heard and acted upon.

The four new Commissioners are:

  • Stella Fasusi-Olomu, of Thornton Heath – works for Croydon Commitment, member of Speakers Corner Croydon committee; former student Ethnic Minorities Officer and 2012 ‘Campaigner of the Year’ at the University of Kent.
  • Christopher Adams, of Addiscombe – publisher contractor, experience in setting up and running community radio stations, primary school Chair of Governors, committee member Neighbourhood Watch Croydon, volunteer in chaplaincy team at Croydon University Hospital. Publishing contractor, he has also set up and run community radio stations.
  • Mashhood Ahmed, of South Croydon – works for Alzheimer’s Society and Chair of Asian Resource Centre.
  • Richard Serunjogi, of Thornton Heath – Social Policy student and a former Governor at London School of Economics; graduate of Thomas More School in Purley, 2009 Croydon ‘Community Champion’ in 2009. Has been advisor for UNICEF UK and community organiser on the Living Wage campaign. Upon graduation he will be joining the consulting group McKinsey.

Bieneosa Ebite as stepped down as a  Commissioner. 

Commission New Addington Meeting Criticised

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/fairness-commission-shows-run-meeting  

Bishop Up-dates Cabinet

Commission Chair the Bishop of Croydon up-date the Cabinet meeting on 16 March about the work of the Commission. The presentation and discussion can be seen at the webcast at http://www.croydon.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/169798

Cabinet Looks To Commission to improve Equalities & Inclusion policy

The Cabinet is looking to the Commission to recommend improvements to its equalities and inclusion policy. It therefore only adopted an interim policy at its meeting on 16 March. See  the webcast at http://www.croydon.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/169798

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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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