Croydon Events & News at 19 February

1 March. 11am. History of Norbury

Talk by David Clark. Norbury Library, London Rd.

3 March. 9.30 for 10am. Council’s Community Fund Draft Framework

Meeting organised by Croydon Voluntary Action on the Councils’ Community Fund consultation. CVA, 82 London Rd. See below.

4 March. Close of the Council’s Community Fund Draft Framework Consultation.  

See below.

5 & 6 March. Croydon Ukulele Festival

Barwell and Reed Spat on Twitter

Council’s Community Fund Draft Framework Consultation

The Council poses four main questions:

  • What are the highest priority areas where the VCS can make a real difference in achieving the strategic priority?
  • How should the programme be focused, eg grass roots organisations developed through ABCD schemes, established service providers working in partnership with smaller ‘niche’ providers?
  • The programme is being designed to encourage transformational change. How could it be different from more traditional funding programmes?
  • The programme will be outcomes focused. What should the Council do to support groups which are not familiar with this approach to funding?

The consultation document can be downloaded at

Croydon Heritage Festival Website

The website for this year’s Heritage Festival is now live at

As well as information about this year’s Festival and how people and organisations can take part the site contains:

  • Old Palace pupils star in short 2015 Festival film
  • The Londonist walks the streets of Croydon 2015 podcast
  • notes on a tranquil tour of the Croydon Mosque & Islamic Centre

Conductor Supports Fairfield Protest

Women employed by Croydon Council are paid almost 10 per cent less than men.

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 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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