Campaign starts to keep Fairfield Halls Open

A Save Our Fairfield Halls petition has been started appealing to the Council to reconsider it decision to close the Halls for refurbishment.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-our-fairfield-halls

The proposed closure was a major topic at Croydon Council on 7 December with it being treated as  party political football watched by  2 members of the Halls’ staff and one volunteer sitting in the public gallery. Closure means the loss of 140 full and part-time jobs.

They had submitted three questions for reply by Culture Cabinet member Timothy Godfrey. There were also several questions submitted by the Councillors as well as one of the sale proceeds of the Riesco Collection.

The full text of the questions and answers and extracts from reports to the Council meeting about the Hall can be read here:

Fairfield Halls Council 7 December

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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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