Amendment 9 June
In the Croydon Citizen list of Festivals – see below – the Croydon Folk and Blues Festival is listed as 19th July. This is in fact Saturday 11 July. For details go to www.folkandblues.org.
Monday 8 June. 8pm. Stop the Incinerator Campaign Quiz Night
See next posting.
Friday 12 June. 8pm. Parkinson’s Fundraising Concert at Ruskin House
See posting after 8 June one.
Thursday June 18. 7.30 pm. The Subway
Discover this remaining splendour of The Crystal Palace with Stephen Oxford who undertook much of the research of the Subway’s history as a member of the Subway Project. He will also reveal the future plans for this iconic structure. Norwood Society event at Upper Norwood Library, 39-41 Westow Hill, Upper Norwood, SE19 1TJ.
Sunday 28 June. The Notorious Norbury Market & Fair
I will be running a bookstall again. To book a stall contact Roxxana Summer firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 29 June. Croydon Assembly Environment Forum
Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd. Further details to be announced.
Friday 17 July. Stop the Incinerator Campaign Comedy Night
The Clubhouse, AFC Croydon Athletic £6.60 including booking fees. Further details at Comedy Flyer
See details at
and Purley Festival at
Norbury Society Summer Walks
Social Enterprise Funding
Croydon Council is supporting the Croydon Social Enterprise Assist (SE Assist) Round 2. Social entrepreneurs will have the chance to apply for support to get their businesses off the ground. Applications run from 8 June to 17 July. The scheme is led by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and Legal & General. Legal & General and CAF are also calling for other businesses in the area to get on board and make capital available to be invested in helping to grow the local community. The winning businesses will be offered interest free loans as well as mentoring from Legal & General staff, and access to investors networks to receive expert consultancy. Workshops will be held: contact email@example.com for further details and to register. See also here:
Successful Croydon Assembly
A successful meeting of the Croydon Assembly convened by Croydon TUC at Ruskin House was held on Saturday 6 June. Those attending discussed a range of challenges resulting from the unexpected election of a majority Tory Government committed to further austerity cuts (e.g. benefits and local councils funding), attacks on trade union activities, further eroding proper learning in education. The danger of the closure of St Helier Hospital and possibly other units across S. W. London was highlighted. Menacingly behind all this and little understood publicly is the TTIP trade agreement which will allow companies to sue Governments over loss of profits and prevent Governments e.g. nationalising such things as railways. The challenge is to move beyond protest to develop a co-ordinated movement across trade unions, community groups, specialist issue campaigns with a positive alternative agenda. Several working groups will be meeting over the comping months: dates to be announced.
Councillors Come off Fairfield Halls Board
Barwell Explains Resignation as Whitgift Foundation Trustee
Sarah Jones Reflects on her Defeat in Croydon Central
Two Senior Officers Leave Croydon Council
TfL ‘consults on Dingwall Rd tram loop extension
Help compile Conservation and Park Groups in Croydon
Police Clamp Down on Begging
Work on Cane Hill development to start
Arrest Made over Visitor Centre Theft
Ian Austen’s Retirement
Westfield & Hammerson News
- Westfield Bradford to Open in November.
- Hammerson’s registered office address has changed to Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GE, with immediate effect.
Croydon History News
- Celebrating Cicely Mary Barker, flower fairies artist
- 72 London Rd
Kake’s latest look at the history of buildings along London Rd is at http://london-road-croydon.org/history/0072-bakhan-restaurant.html
Turf Projects Opens Gallery