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

 EVENTS

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: http://croydoncc.eventbrite.co.uk. This helps CCC to cater for numbers and ensures that it can start the meeting promptly. See: https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/ccc-public-meeting-new-addington-weds-3-june-2015

Thursday 11 June. North Wood Morris Men

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

http://www.northwoodmorris.co.uk/page4.php; and

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/05/24/north-wood-morris-men-are-croydons-lords-of-the-dance

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.

https://www.fairfield.co.uk/en-GB/shows/international%20playwriting%20festival/events

NEWS

Post Election Debate

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/public-gallery-aftermath

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/culture/reflections-election

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

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Unkind-say-Green-voters-handed-Conservatives/story-26485369-detail/story.html#ixzz3bRV03TQJ 

Town Centre News & Comment

  • Surrey St Market Traders Video

https://vimeo.com/84717097

  • Whitgift Centre

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

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Whitgift-Centre-manager-says-Westfield-plan 

  • South End Food Festival

Croydon Council plugs funding gap

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/South-End-Food-Festival-menu-Croydon-Council

  • Tramlink changes could cause chaos

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/05/23/48m-tramlink-changes-will-cause-chaos-in-central-croydon

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/05/19/tfls-48m-loop-schemes-could-break-the-link-in-tramlink

  • 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.

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/05/22/police-called-in-as-18000-vanishes-from-visitor-centre.

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.

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/economics-business/every-town-needs-croydon-visitor-centre

Landlords

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

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/26/landlords-14bn-tax-breaks-buy-to-let-expansion-mortgage-interest

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32815226

Council starts consultation on 20mph zones

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

https://www.croydon.gov.uk/transportandstreets/roadsafety/croydon-20mph-0

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

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/stats-really-say-twenty-plenty

https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/is-20-plenty-for-croydon

Miscellaneous News

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

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/05/20/mp-barwell-quits-whitgift-did-he-jump-or-was-he-pushed

http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/12947240.Gavin_Barwell_given_new_Government_role_after_holding_on_to_Croydon_Central_seat

  • New Fairness and Opportunity Commission website

http://createsend.com/t/j-7FD28825FFC56ADA

  • Labour Council’s First Year

Croydon Advertiser  assesses the Labour Council’s first year at

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/year-changed/story-26547095-detail/story.html#ixzz3bNZPQGcT

Croydon Housing News & Comment

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Croydon-second-highest-Help-Buy-London

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/05/18/towering-concern-for-sharing-fairly-croydons-housing-burden

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/pictures-church-s-plans-Purley-skyscraper/story-26539759-detail/story.html#ixzz3bRMgCFus

http://www.capx.co/more-evidence-on-why-high-house-prices-are-driven-by-credit-availability-not-a-shortage-of-houses

Croydon’s Future Debate

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/may/27/the-magic-of-croydon-is-londons-punchline-having-the-last-laugh

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/south-london-partnership-launches-case-for-devolution

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/economics-business/come-fly-croydon-expansion-gatwick-airport-may-affect-croydons-future

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/cronxwire/delegates-develop-croydon-investor-tour-respond-croydons-changing-environment

Third of Londoners cannot afford basic costs, charity warns

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-32800510

Croydon’s Property Developers

  • Westfield Corp HQ to move from Australia

http://www.smh.com.au/business/property/westfield-corps-move-offshore-seen-as-positive-20150515-gh2p1m.html

  • Minerva Sells City Office Tower

http://www.law360.com/articles/655443/3-firms-guide-905m-london-office-tower-deal

  • AA Homes in Litter Controversy

http://insidecroydon.com/2015/05/14/collins-gets-in-the-face-of-labour-donor-over-lloyd-park-mess

  • Hermes buys One Croydon

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/50p-building-sold-pound-36m-investment-firm/story-26501902-detail/story.html

Croydon History

  • Croydon’s Scouts in World War Two

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/history/prepared-heroism-croydon-scout

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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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