Saturday 30 April. Croydon TUC May Day March and Rally
Assemble with banners and placards from 11.30am outside Marks & Spencer, North End to march to Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd, for a rally and entertainment.
You can download flier here:
Monday 25 April. 6.30pm. Croydon Cabinet
The podcast can be watched at:
Tuesday 26 April. 7-9pm. Croydon Libraries
Croydon Communities Consortium meeting. St. Michael and All Angels with St. James, Poplar Walk, CR0 1UA.
Cllr Timothy Godfrey and Cllr Lynne Hale have been invited to attend this meeting, to speak, to hear your views and answer questions. Only Cllr Hale has responded so far to indicate that she plans to attend, as do several other councillors. To be sure of a seat go to
Thursday 28 April. 5.30pm. Croydon Social Economy Network
Purley, Room 1.14, Bernard Weatherill House. Contact person: Alex Murray: Alex.Murray@croydon.gov.uk
Thursday 9 June. 7pm. “The EU referendum – in or out?”
Croydon Assembly and Croydon TUC meeting. Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road.
BECTU Reports Rejection Of Fairfield Halls Petition
Trade Union BECTU which has members at Fairfield Halls has reported on Croydon Council’s rejection of the petition for the phased Fairfield Halls closure. A large number of people lobbied the Council as organiser Andy Hylton presented the petition (see earlier blog posting).
More Power to Jo Negrini
Already powerful because of her position as the Council’s Executive Director of Development and Environment Jo Negrini is likely to be appointed as interim Chief Executive Officer following the departure of Nathan Elvery to West Sussex County Council.
As she is so committed to the developer take-over of the Town Centre it is now increasingly unlikely that there will be any change of direction by the Council, including on phasing Fairfield Halls refurbishment.
Westfield and Hammerson Promise Bigger Development
Croydon Advertiser explains why Hammerson was unhappy about its coverage
It discusses public reaction at:
A report on the South Croydon Community Association Question and Answer meeting on the Town Centre can be seen at:
The company has entered re-financing deals with 8 banks worth £420m. Two are Chinese.
Meanwhile Hammerson Director Jean-Philippe Mouton has sold 20,133 shares at 582.3 pence each on Thursday. He still owns 245,795 shares.
472 New Homes Proposed for Cane Hill
Croydon Health Services in £69m Debt
Croydon University Hospital Deficit is £36m and the Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) £33m.
A positive story about treatment at the Hospital can be read at
Behind the Scenes on News Stories
Croydon Advertiser explains behind the scenes aspects of its stories on the new Whitgift Plans, Dice Bar licence and Croydon University Hospital at:
BME Forum To Move 30 June
The Croydon BME Forum is to move premises on 30 June; new address not known. Groups using it will have to find new meeting places. (Information provided by Norbury resident). http://www.cbmeforum.org
- 93 London Rd – West Croydon Methodist Church
Kake’s last posting can be read at
- Croydon Canal
- Black History Month 2016
For preliminary details see
- Lynette Patterson
A memorial was held to commemorate the life of Lynette Patterson, a nurse who came from British Guyana in 1958.
Croydon To Extend Successful Pilot To Reduce Commercial Waste Litter On Streets
Croydon Council is to expand the trial of a ban on the daytime collection of trade waste outside commercial properties in parts of the Borough. Cabinet member Stuart Collins explained the scheme in his wide ranging discussion of the campaign on litter and fly tipping at the Norbury Village Residents Association AGM on 23 April. It is hoped that the scheme will be operational in Norbury by the end of the year.
Stuart Collins writes about the litter problem at
Matthews Yard Survived 4 years
Costa Coffee to open in Norbury
A franchise Costa Coffee is to open in Norbury in two units previously used as a furniture shop. At first CC denied it, then they apologised stating that it was through a franchise, then they put it up on their website. The franchisee has not sought planning permission for the change. The Planners state they will inspect when the work is finished to see if a planning application should have bene made.