Croydon Events & News at 29 May

Post Election Debate; Town Centre News & Comment; Council starts consultation on 20mph zones; Miscellaneous News; Croydon Housing News & Comment; Croydon’s Future Debate; Third of Londoners cannot afford basic costs, charity warns; Croydon’s Property Developers; Croydon History


Monday 1 – Saturday 13 June. Apsara Arts Croydon Mela Exhibition

Norbury Library

Wednesday 3 June. 7-9pm. Croydon Communities Consortium Public Meeting – New Addington

Wolsey Infant and Nursery School, King Henry’s Drive, New Addington, CR0 0PA. Please book a free place on Eventbrite here: This helps CCC to cater for numbers and ensures that it can start the meeting promptly. See:

Thursday 11 June. North Wood Morris Men

Performance, The Oval Tavern near East Croydon Station. Further details at; and

Monday 19 June. 10am-1pm. Croydon Voluntary Sector Alliance meeting on Health

Nathan Elvery, Croydon Council’s CEO, will be speaking on ‘The future of health delivery within the VS in a post election context.’

Thursday 18 June. North Wood Morris Men

Performance, Surrey Street at the Dog and Bull. See 11 June.

Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 June. Apsara Arts Croydon Mela Exhibition

Whitgift Centre (part of Heritage festival)

Monday 29 June to Saturday 4 July. Apsara Arts Croydon Mela Exhibition

Broad Green Library

9 July. North Wood Morris Men

Performance, The Harrow, Warlingham. See 11 June.

19 July. North Wood Morris Men

Classic Car Festival, Warlingham Ruby Club. See 11 June.

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 July. 5pm & 7pm. 29th Year of the International Playwriting Festival

Warehouse Phoenix and Fairfield Halls presentation.


Post Election Debate

Liberals: ‘Unkind’ to say Green voters handed Conservatives victory over Labour in Croydon Central. See 

Town Centre News & Comment

  • Surrey St Market Traders Video

  • Whitgift Centre

Manager says Westfield plan will return Croydon to Europe’s retail elite. 

  • South End Food Festival

Croydon Council plugs funding gap

  • Tramlink changes could cause chaos

  • Visitor Centre closes as £18,000 goes missing

In the final days of the Visitor Centre operation leading up to its planned closure by Croydon BID £18,000 cash went missing.

Just before I went to Canada I submitted to the Council the petition I organised, and Croydon Citizen has outlined the case for such Centres.


While small Croydon landlords continue to protest that they are struggling, landlords has a whole are doing well thanks top Government

  • Landlords enjoy £14bn tax breaks as figures reveal buy-to-let expansion

  • Landlords ‘earn £5.6bn a year from unsafe homes’

Council starts consultation on 20mph zones

The Council has published an opinion survey which can be completed up to 24 June. See

There are already two factions emerging across the Borough: those in favour and those against.

Miscellaneous News

  • Gavin Barwell steps down as Whitgift Foundation Trustee and gets position in Commons

  • New Fairness and Opportunity Commission website

  • Labour Council’s First Year

Croydon Advertiser  assesses the Labour Council’s first year at

Croydon Housing News & Comment

Croydon’s Future Debate

Third of Londoners cannot afford basic costs, charity warns

Croydon’s Property Developers

  • Westfield Corp HQ to move from Australia

  • Minerva Sells City Office Tower

  • AA Homes in Litter Controversy

  • Hermes buys One Croydon

Croydon History

  • Croydon’s Scouts in World War Two

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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