Croydon’s Growing Cuts Crisis

There is growing despair in the wider labour movement that Croydon Council’s leadership is not seeking to develop wide support to ensure that the damage that will be done by the next round of cuts from April are understood publicly to be due to the Government. A hard hitting statement about the damage being caused to Councils has beene issued by shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and several Labour Coucil Leaders.

Council offers voluntary redundancy to staff

Campaign against closure of Coulsdon CALAT

Upper Norwood Library updates

Is the War on Waste Labour’s Achilles Heel?

With the Council appearing not to be losing the campaign to reduce fly-tipping and improve street cleaning, plus the proposal to end or charge for the garden waste collection, will this be Croydon Labour’s Achilles Heel. After all unlike virtually everything else the one Council activity – or in the view of many non-activity – that every resident sees on a daily basis.


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. 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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