Croydon Council Meetings to 20 July

The current round of meetings Croydon Council and partnership Committee meetings will end with a meeting of the full Council on 20 July, following an additional Cabinet meeting on 13 July. They include: the South London Waste Partnership Joint Committee, which commissioned the controversial incinerator, the Scrutiny & Oversight Committee which will question the Leader Tony Newman, and the Health & Well-Being Board which will look among other things at income and child poverty and families in homeless accommodation.

Unless otherwise stated all meetings at the Council Chamber, The Town Hall, Katharine Street, CR0 1NX.

All papers can be accessed at

Tuesday 9 June. 5.30 pm. South London Waste Partnership Joint Committee. Council Chamber, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5D.

This is a public meeting and attendance by the public is encouraged and welcomed. For more information about the agenda please contact or telephone 020 8545 3616.

The minutes of the 30 March meeting state:

‘The Committee considered the report which provided an update on the position of the Phase B – Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) Disposal Contract. Officers gave a further oral update on the current status of the town planning process for the proposed ERF facility, and how this related to the contract. There was discussion of the financial and legal implications in the event that one of the parties to the current contract were to withdraw from the contract, and what information in this regard could be made public. Officers confirmed that it would be possible to compile an appropriate statement which could be made public. RESOLVED: That (1) the Committee notes the planning progress on the ERF project; and (2) officers compile an appropriate statement which could be made public regarding the financial and legal implications in the event that one of the parties to the current contract were to withdraw from the contract.’

Tuesday 9 June. 6.30pm. Scrutiny & Strategic Overview Committee

The main business is to question Town Newman, the Leader. I wonder whether he will be asked what measures he intends to take to increase the Labour Group of Councillors involvement in policy making, encourage more questioning at Group meetings, encourage more public participation in decision making discussion, and adopt more amendments to officers papers in the light of new information and ideas available on the night. The agenda also includes the agreed forward programme and a list of further topics that the Committee may wish to include in it. We are still waiting for a review of the sale of the Riesco collection and of the CCURV contract. In the light of the Council coming off the Fairfield Halls Board of Trustees perhaps the Committee should ask when Councillors will come off the Whitgift Foundation Board – like Tory MP Gavin Barwell has.

Wednesday 10 June. 2pm. Health & Well-Being Board

The items include an information report on the health and well-being problems faced by homeless families in temporary accommodation; household income and child poverty; sexual health; tackling alcohol problems after the end of the national Government support programme this month; update on Croydon Carers Strategy. Members of the public have a 15 minute slot to ask questions.

The following meetings have not yet had the agenda papers posted on the website:

Monday  15 June. 6.30 p.m. Children & Young People Scrutiny Sub-Committee

Monday 22 June. 6.30 p.m. Cabinet

Wednesday 24 June. 7pm. Planning Sub-committee

Thursday 25 June. 6.30pm. Planning Committee.

Tuesday 30 June. 6.30pm. Streets & Environment Subcommittee

Monday 13 July. Cabinet

Monday 20 July. Council. Date not yet indicated on website when the deadline for submission  of Council questions by members of the public is: best to submit by three weeks in advance; – and no later than 2 July.


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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