Croydon Events & News at 2 April

Final date to register to vote: 20 April

If you have neighbours who move din in recent weeks they have until 20 April to register as electors in order to have a vote in the General Election. For details see:

Election Hustings Meetings

In addition to those listed in the 30 March blog there are a further three:

  • Thursday 16 April. 7-9pm. Croydon Citizens (the campaign network) – space is limited so please let know if you can come to this
  • Monday 27 April. 7-9pm. Croydon Advertiser, Matthew’s Yard, Off Surrey Street, Croydon, CR0 1FF
  • Saturday 2 May. 7.30-9.30pm. Croydon Citizen (the website), Matthew’s Yard.

Other Events

  • Sunday 5 April. 2pm. Croydon Arts Show. Croydon Radio

Janet Smith will talk with local write & performer Jenny Lockyer will be in the studio to talk about her Magna Carter project commissioned by The Egham Museum and playing some of the songs she has written for it. Local short film maker Adi Jani will talk about his latest work “Rose Garden” and set a competition.

See also:;

  • Sunday 5 April. 7pm. The Public Gallery. Croydon Radio

Tom Black will be exploring the bumpy road towards Westfield Croydon, and discuss the election with the Green Party’s candidate in Croydon Central, Esther Sutton, and UKIP’s candidate Peter Staveley.

  • Saturday April 11. 10.30am-12.30pm. Incinerator Campaign Meeting

The Gallery space, Matthews Yard, Surrey St. There is a Court of Appeal hearing on the judicial review on 28 April.  The recent Quiz night raised c£600.

  • Upper Norwood Library

Election issues

  • Tom Black in Croydon Citizen

  • Barwell referred to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

  • How the Tories have failed Croydon

Andrew Fisher, author of The Failed Experiment and member of the Croydon TUC Assembly planning group assesses five years of Tory rule at  

Westfield and Hammerson News

  • Andrew Miller ask ‘What’s the Point?’

  • Westfield’s Top Man Backs Tories

Michael Gutman, head of Westfield Corp is among the 100 businessmen whose recent letter in the Daily Telegraph attacked Labour.

  • Hammerson’s Empire to develop in Birmingham

Already owner of the Birmingham Bullring Hammerson has now taken over the empty Martineau Galleries site in the City Centre.

  • Hammerson to sell land bank in Sheffield

Meanwhile in Sheffield the Council hope sot buy out Hammerson for £55 as part of a new approach to developing the City Centre following the non implementation of a previous scheme.

Croydon Heritage Festival historic buildings opening

High-rise Living

  • Segregation of tenants at Ruskin Square

‘Affordable’ tenants at Ruskin Square are to get their own entrance separate from the buyers.

  • Tom Lickley extols again

‘Regenerating’ the Town Centre

  • How to Save Town Centres

Andrew Kennedy recommends the book How to Save Town Centres by Julian Dobson. See review at

  • Develop Croydon reports back from MIPIM in Cannes

  • Local firm signed up for College Green scheme

The global management, engineering and development consultancy  Mott MacDonald, which is based in Croydon, has been appointed to work of the College Green scheme.

With 16,000 staff worldwide it is one of the world’s largest employee-owned companies and debt-free, are not bound by the short-term interests of external shareholders. It has  Community Awards and Support Programme schemes. It’s Croydon office is based at Mott MacDonald House, 8-10 Sydenham Road, CR0 2EE. It took part in last year’s Heritage Festival.


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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