Monthly Archives: October 2015

Launch of Book about Fistula for teenagers 17 November

The author of this new book for teenagers Habiba is the founder of the Women’s Health International which campaigns about fistulas, abnormal connections between two hollow spaces in the body. https://afrokanist.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/black-womens-health-matters-interview-with-habiba-cooper-diallo-from-who http://www.whoi.ca From Canada Habibia  is studying at SOAS in … Continue reading

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South Norwood’s violinist William Campbell performs at Fairfield Halls 20 December

For full details and to book go to http://www.nco.org.uk/whats-on/events-detail/winter-concert-201215-m The National Children’s Orchestras include South Norwood’s 14 year old violinist William Campbell. William is also a member of the newly formed BME orchestra Chineke! Having just completed a tour of China … Continue reading

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Croydon November Events

Tuesday 3 November. 6.30pm. Scrutiny & Overview Committee. Includes questions to Councillor Timothy Godfrey, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport, and capital spending budgets. See today’s previous blogs. Town Hall. Katharine St. You can access the agenda and papers … Continue reading

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Is Croydon Council bulldozing College Green plans through?

The Council’s ambitious plans for the redevelopment of Croydon College, Fairfield Halls and Croydon Green looks like its being bulldozed. Public display of the plans takes place on Friday 6 (1am-7pm) and Saturday 7 (11am-5pm) at Fairfield Halls. Then they … Continue reading

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Is Croydon Council obsessed with roads and parking?

£15.4m is per year is required to maintain the highway officers are telling the Council’s Scrutiny & Overview Committee on Tuesday 3 November. ‘The requirement to maintain the highway in its current state is estimated to be £15.4m p.a. which is … Continue reading

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Croydon Arts scene blossoms with major threat to Fairfield Halls

My latest Croydon Citizen is on the arts http://thecroydoncitizen.com/culture/how-croydons-grass-roots-art-scene-bloomed Godfrey to be questioned by Scrutiny 3 November The Council’s Scrutiny & Overview Committee will be questioning Councillor Timothy Godfrey, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport. Croydonites Festival of New … Continue reading

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Have you say in shaping Croydon’s health services 5, 7 and 9 November

You can have you say in trying to shape Croydon’s health services at events on Thursday 5, Saturday 7 November,  and Monday 9 November. Croydon’s health and social care services The Healthwatch Croydon Advisory Forum meeting on Thursday 5 November … Continue reading

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Lecture to celebrate 25 Years of Inside Time, the prison newspaper – 2 November

(from PET’s website) Prisoners Education  Trust Annual Lecture   Eric McGraw, founder of the paper and managing editor on Inside Time, the prison newspaper: 25 years of news and views behind bars followed by panel discussion 2 November, 6 for … Continue reading

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Shadow chancellor to open Croydon Assembly 3

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says the Croydon Assembly, which meets again on November 7, plays a part in “regenerating our democracy”. The MP, who is said to be Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s closest ally, will open the Assembly. Also speaking … Continue reading

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Townswomen’s Guilds Road Show in Croydon Saturday 24 October: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Revised on receipt of JPEG image of flier The Townswomen’s Guilds RoadShow East Croydon United Reform Church Halls Addiscombe Grove, CR0 5LP (near East Croydon Station) Saturday 24 October 11am-4pm Townswomen’s Guilds: http://www.the-tg.com Note: The TG is very active on … Continue reading

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