24 June. End of ‘North Croydon’ 20 mile an hour consultation
Sunday 5 July. 10am – 6pm. South Norwood Community Festival
South Norwood Recreation Ground, SE25: www.southnorwood.net/festival
Monday 6 July. Croydon Active Communities Fund
Closing date for applications.
Thursday 9 July. 6pm. Croydon Generation Rent Campaign Discussion
Matthews Yard off Surrey Street. http://www.generationrent.org
South Norwood Events: http://southnorwood.net/events-whats-on.html
Turf Projects July-September drawing tours workshops: http://turf-projects.com.
Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign film shows:
20 mile an hour consultation problems
Croydon Council is clearly facing problems with its 20m an hour consultation. The details are discussed by Inside Croydon, though the editor has allowed himself to get side tracked into sniping at some of his continuing targets for which there is little foundation, and over emphasising the importance of the fact that a former Labour Councillor has reservations. http://insidecroydon.com/2015/06/12/councils-20mph-consultation-looking-like-a-political-car-crash
Head forced out at primary school
The centralisation of education away from local authorities has led to schools being forced to become academies, and now a head teacher to be forced out. See http://insidecroydon.com/2015/06/12/parents-anger-at-immoral-departure-of-admired-school-head. Now the Tories have majority Government control we will be an acceleration of this process leading probably to very few local authority linked schools in Croydon by the time of the next General Election.
Croydon South Tory MP Backs London Living Wage
Croydon South’s new Tory MP has declared that the statutory Minimum Wage is not enough to live on in London.
Ruskin Square Ghetto for the Wealthy
Ghettoes for the wealthy, alongside ghettoes of so called ‘affordable housing are increasing in Croydon Town Centre as illustrated by the price of a new block at Ruskin Square. http://insidecroydon.com/2015/06/15/sign-up-here-to-buy-an-east-croydon-flat-for-a-mere-401000.
Meanwhile there are 1,000 homeless children in Croydon
Hyde Housing has bought East Croydon Post Office building
The purchase of the Post Office’s East Croydon Sorting Office by the housing association Hyde raises the vexed issue of whether offices should be replaced by housing, or retained for future employment use. This issue was raised by the Croydon TUC working party on the Council’s Growth Plan last year. Labour’s Cllr Sean Fitzsimmons has voiced his concern about the Hyde purchase.
Croydon NHS is funding crisis
Failure to have a Progressive Alliance against the Incinerator allows Lib Dems to hold Council seat in Sutton
Croydon to move pension investment from tobacco to ethical funds
Hammerson takes Swansea Council to Inquiry
Hammerson sells Bercy 2 shopping centre in Paris €64m
Hammerson to spend £50m expanding Didcot Centre
Divide and rule of the community
Westfield and Hammerson are continuing their strategy of divide and rule of the community through their grants and staff volunteers programme to local groups, this time to a youth centre.