Monthly Archives: March 2016

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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Croydon Council Starts Library Review Consultation

The Cabinet meeting on 21 Monday 21 March will approve a ‘community engagement’ consultation ‘to seek the views of the public on their ambitions for Croydon’s Library Service’  from 22 March to 2 May. The aim is to report back … Continue reading

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History News at 13 March

Sylvia Pankhurst statue model from website below Monday 21 March. 6.45 for 7.15pm. The River Effra’s vanishing act Talk by Jon Newman (Lambeth Archives) on the story of the River Effra, once a sparkling stream running the length of Lambeth … Continue reading

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Croydon News at 13 March

Why is Croydon Badly Funded? Please consider signing the petition to Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, asking him to explain why Croydon is badly funded. https://www.change.org/p/rt-hon-greg-clark-mp-secretary-of-state-for-communities-and-local-government-greg-clark-communities-local-government-minister-explain-why-croydon-is-badly-funded   Wednesday 13 April. 7.45pm. Croydon’s Connections with the … Continue reading

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Useful Answers to 29 February Croydon Council Meeting Questions

As usual it is always worth looking through the answers to Council questions to the Leader and the Cabinet members. Because the 29 February meeting was a budget setting one only Councillor questions were permitted, not ones from the public. … Continue reading

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Croydon news at 7 March

Tuesday 22 March. 8pm.  The Matchwoman Talk by Dr Louise Raw about the first demonstration of a united front of workers against employers and made by the e ‘matchwomen’ at Bryant and May in 1888, They handled phosphorus every day … Continue reading

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Croydon Assembly Saturday 19 March

CROYDON ASSEMBLY  UNITING COMMUNITIES TO DEFEAT THE TORIES RUSKIN HOUSE, COOMBE ROAD, CRO 1BD SATURDAY, 19 MARCH 2016, 11AM TO 4PM To register do so here at this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/croydon-assembly-uniting-communities-to-defeat-the-tories-tickets-21005060702 Matt Wrack, the general secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, has agreed … Continue reading

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