Croydon Events and News at 7 June

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

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

Notorious - Landscape - June - Jpeg

I will be running a bookstall again. To book a stall contact Roxxana Summer

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

Summer Festivals

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 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

Turf Projects Opens Gallery


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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