Croydon Communities Consortium and other meetings 16 July – 17 August

CCC 16 July

Thursday 16 July. 7pm. Croydon Communities Consortium AGM

My plea for an end the destructive toxicity of attacks on individuals involved with the Consortium has been well received.

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/croydons-appetite-self-destruction

I have now written on my own blog site a suggested way forward to improve the way it works.

http://historyandsocialaction.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/a-fresh-start-for-croydon-communities.html

For details of the AGM arrangements see

https://croydoncc.wordpress.com/category/meetings

It helps the organisation of the meeting if you indicate you can come at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/croydon-communities-consortium-agm-event-2015-tickets-17600427352

Friday  17 July. 7.30pm. Comedy Night for Stop the Incinerator Campaign

The Clubhouse, AFC Croydon Athletic, Mayfield Stadium, off Mayfield Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 6DN.  You can buy tickets online at www.RamsArmy.co.uk or www.CroydonComedyFestival.co.uk for only £6.60 in advance which includes a booking fee.  Meanwhile as Viridor announces that it will soon start building the incinerator, Sutton’s Lib Dem rebel Councillor Nick Mattey is opening up a new front of opposition, presenting a 500+ signature petition at the Council meeting on 13 July seeking a full public enquiry into the award of the incinerator contract to Viridor, and asking questions about Viridor Landfill Credits and why so much of the £4.3m has gone to causes so far away from the landfill in Beddington (such as the £1m donation to a church in Kingston).

Thursday 23 July.  6-8.30pm. Funding for Broad Green

Croydon Voluntary Action is working with local residents in a specified area of Broad Green on producing a plan for the community, to draw in Big Lottery funding for the area. If you live or work in Broad Green, you can have a say on what the funding should focus on by contacting Paul.macey@cvalive.org.uk

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, CR0 2TB

Monday 27 July. 7.30pm. Croydon Assembly Environment Forum

Meeting at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, CR0 1BD.

I discuss issues relating to taking environmental action in Croydon on a recent posting on Croydon Citizen:

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/thinking-global-acting-local-environmental-action-croydon

Tuesday 4 August. 7pm. Jeremy Corbyn at Ruskin House

Labour leadership contender will speak at this open meeting organised by Croydon TUC.

17 August. CVA’s Waterside Centre Open Day

See details at http://cvalive.org.uk/calendar/item/20338846

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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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