Monthly Archives: March 2016

Croydon Parks Debate Starts

The approval consultation report on the future of parks by the Council on Monday 21 March allows for the generation of a large-scale public debate. The document is full of a lot of good intensions but there is concern that it is … Continue reading

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1 May Day March and Rally

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Social mobility’s ups and downs

Originally posted on Education, Economy and Society:
Sociologist John Goldthorpe’s  argument  that  decades of investment in education have not improved social mobility, deserves to be taken seriously, given his position as one of the leading authorities  (if not the leading…

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Council Plans ‘Big Conversation’ on Parks

A consultation ‘Big Conversation’ is to be launched in the summer by the Council on the future of Croydon’s parks once the Cabinet has approved the strategy paper on Monday 21 March. The Cabinet is being asked to ‘approve the … Continue reading

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What’s Happening in Black British History? IV – 7 April

What’s Happening in Black British History? IV  Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX   Thursday, 7 April 2016 10.30-10.45       Registration: tea & coffee 10.45-12.45       Session One   Engaging with the Archives The John Blanke Project. Michael Ohajuru, (ICwS) Archiving as Resistance. Ajamu Ikwe-Tyehimba (rukus! … Continue reading

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Croydon Council Erratic Over Social Value Aspects of £ms of Contracts to Private Sector

At the Croydon Social Economy Forum meeting on 25 February Council officers assured those present that Social Value criteria would be seen to have a more prominent role in future tendering, which would be of benefit to social enterprises. This … Continue reading

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Croydon Council To Consult On Housing Allocation Changes

The future of how the Council allocates housing is being considered by the Council Cabinet on Monday 21 March. The aim is to launch a consultation. The report is a must read for anyone concerned with the housing crisis in … Continue reading

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