Croydon News 17 June

The Implications of the Remaking of the  Fairfield Halls Croydon College area

Ian Marvin wonders if all eyes are on Fairfield when they should be on the wider implications of the development. Andy Hylton adds a timely comment on about the rationale of the Save Our Fairfield campaign countering the misinformation about it from Council quarters. Both are a must read.

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/economics-business/future-fairfield-halls-college-green

Is Clayboard a Remedy to Croydon’s Building Foundations Problems?

The debate about what to do about the dangers of flooding and surface water drainage on foundations of houses in parts of Norbury has raised the question about what solutions there might be where new houses are being built. Attention has been drawn to Clayboard, a product which claims to deal with clay heave for nr buildings including multi-storey blocks.. If it is a solution can the Planners make it a condition that applicants use it or any similar alternatives?

http://www.maxfrank.co.uk/uk/products/formwork-technologies/clayboard-void-former-system.php

Cllr Chalton Young to Investigate Bashment Ban

Cllr  Callton Young, a former civil servant who worked on the Race Relations Act following the Stephen Lawrence murder, is to investigate the allegations that the police acted in a racist way over banning black music at the DICE and other venues.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/croydon-bashment-music-ban-sparks-council-investigation-a3271646.html

Love Norbury Day 11 June Photos

Do have a look at the photos of Love Norbury day and the work of the Knitting Norbury Together Group at

http://www.ozlemmehmet.co.uk/p537428077

Tories Bogus Campaign for Elected Mayor

Concern is being expressed about the bogus nature of the Tory campaign for an elected Croydon Mayor, especially as the alleged 10 residents associations claimed to support it are not being identified, and the fact that not all the residents associations in the Borough were approached to express a view either way.

http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/14548024.Campaign_launched_for_directly_elected_mayor_of_Croydon

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/gavin-barwell-brands-croydon-council-tin-pot/story-29399408-detail/story.html

Fife Councillors Reject Hammerson Plan

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/191163/fife-central-retail-park-expansion-plans-rejected

 

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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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