Croydon Events & News at 3 May

Wednesday 3 June. 7pm. Croydon Communities Consortium Public Meeting

New Addington. Details to be posted on

Saturday 6 June. Croydon Assembly

Read Andrew Fisher about the reconvened Assembly at

Sunday 12 July. Friends of Grangewood Park ‘Picnic in the Park’

Matthews Yard survives into third year

May’s Croydon Citizen

Watch out for the new print edition. It includes a discussion piece the editorial team asked me to write on faith schools.

Whose running our communities?

Two stories raise the question of who is running our communities: work on the Ship building in South Norwood without planning permission and the threat to a popular cafe

Meanwhile community win over The Wheatsheaf in Tooting. See

As legal avenues close politics hots up over Incinerator

Election debate

  • NHS Reinstatement Bill

You can ask all candidates whether they will support the NHS Reinstatement Bill by going to 

  • Reports on hustings meetings

Inequalities, housing & litter debate

The General election has stimulated several people to contribute to debate on inequalities, housing and litter.

Range of issues for Fairness Commission widens

Whitgift Redevelopment

  • Foundation choses new Chair

  • Campaign against John Lewis continues around the country

Council’s 20 Mile An Hour Zone Consultation


Pity the poor landlords


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 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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