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 at

Possible questions:

  • Was the Ambition Festival value for money?
  • What lessons for the future can be learnt from the Ambition Festival?
  • When do you plan to hold another Arts/Culture seminar?
  • Should you hold such seminars quarterly?
  • Will you give a considered written response at the 9 November Scrutiny to the concerns expressed by the CEO of Fairfield Halls over their potential closure as part of the College Green plans?
  • Apart from the College Green plans what steps are being undertaken to strengthen the Arts Quarter vision of the Council on the Town Hall through Croydon Minster area?

Thursday 5 November. 4-6pm. Healthwatch Croydon Advisory Forum meeting

See today’s blog posting ‘Have your say on Croydon’s health services.

Friday 6 November 1am-7pm & Saturday 7 November 11am and 5pm. Display of Council Plans for College Green area

See also today’s arts blog posting on College Green plans.

Saturday 7 November. Croydon Assembly 3

Main speaker John McDonnell, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor. Meeting will discuss a positive manifesto of ideas on the NHS, education, the local and national economies, benefits, democratic structures and processes, climate change and local environmental issues. Ruskin House, Coombe Rd. For details of the Assembly, go to

You can  email your interest in attending to

Monday 9 November. 4–6pm. SLAM consultation on mental health services

See today’s ‘Have your say on Croydon health services’ blog posting.

Monday 9 November. 6.30pm. College Green Plans at Scrutiny Committee

Town Hall, Katharine St. See today’s blog posting ‘Is Croydon Council bulldozing College Green plans through?’ You can access the agenda and papers at

Thursday 12 – Friday 20 November. Croydonites Festival of New Theatre

See details in today’s Arts blossoming blog posting.

Thursday 19 November. 7-9pm. Croydon Communities Consortium

This is an open meeting with no set agenda and anyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested in submitting a topic or question for debate please add it to the website: The majority of topics discussed will be led by the topics that arise naturally in the course of the meeting, raised by those attending on the night. Come along with information, notices or updates you’d like to share, topics you’d like discussed, or just come along to listen and have the opportunity to contribute to the discussion. The meetings are strictly non-party political.

Clyde Hall, Clyde Road, CR0 6SZ. Clyde Hall is owned by Surrey Opera.

Everyone welcome; to be sure of a seat book at

Thursday 26 November. 7.30pm. Croydon Arts Network on Fairness Commission Report

Meeting to discuss the cultural and arts aspects of the Opportunity & Fairness Commission interim report The Campaign Company, Suffolk House, George St, Croydon. The entrance is on Park Lane end of College Lane.

30 November. Croydon Assembly Environment Forum meeting

The Environment Forum will continue to discuss what action to take on climate change and local environment issues, including the lack of emphasis in the Fairness Commission interim report on environment issues, stimulating the green economy and greening the Borough.

Ruskin House, Coombe Rd.

The questions on air pollution at the recent Council meeting stemmed from its discussions as did Mark Stott’s article on bees in Croydon Citizen.

About seancreighton1947

I have lived in Norbury since July 2011. I blog on Croydon, Norbury and history events,news and issues. I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I have submitted views to Council Committees and gave evidence against the Whitgift Centre CPO and to the Local Plan Inquiry. I am a member of Norbury Village Residents Association and Chair of Norbury Community Land Trust, and represent both on the Love Norbury community organisations partnership Committee. I used to write for the former web/print Croydon Citizen. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics history database. 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, radical and suffrage movements, 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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