Croydon Events & News at 3 July

Editorial amendment has been amde 7 July.

Wednesday 6 July. 6.30pm. Traffic Management Advisory Committee

The Committee is considering a number of objections to parking control and extensions of CPZ proposals, including the outcome of the consultation on extending Norbury’s CPZ around Abingdon Rd. The meeting is at the Town Hall. The documents can be accessed at:

Monday 11 July. Closing Date for comments on New Community Strategy

The Council is only giving two weeks for people to comment on its new Community Strategy instead f the usual six weeks. I have emailed the Leader asking for the rationale for such a short period.  For details see:

Monday 11 July. 6.30pm. Council Cabinet meeting

The Cabinet meeting has a massive agenda:

  • Implications for the Council of the referendum vote to leave the European Union
  • Croydon Local Plan – following last year’s consultation
  • Growth Zone
  • July Financial Review
  • The Council’s financial position in relation to Business Improvement
    Districts (BIDs) and recommendation on new BID applications and BID
    renewal processes
  • Implications of National Education Policy for Local Practice
  • Education Estates – School Places
  • South London Waste Partnership (“The Partnership”) – Procurement of
    Joint Waste collection and Related Environmental Services
  • Welfare reforms & future roll out of universal credit
  • Investing in our Borough, inc. contract awards

The papers can be accessed at

To at least 15 July. Exhibition of modern paintings of Croydon

Café Adagio, 227 Lower Addiscombe Road, CR0 6RB.

Support for Cross Rail 2 to come to Streatham

Croydon Education Expert Discusses Gove’s wider agenda

Patrick Ainley, an education expert and supporter of Croydon Assembly has written a piece examining Michael Gove’s wider agenda.

Croydon’s Marc Wadsworth At centre of race row

Croydon North Labour Party member Marc Wadsworth was at the centre of the spat at the launch of the report on the Labour Party and racism.

Marc was a leading member of the former Black Sections of the Party, and runs the Citizen Journalism website

He is also the producer and director of the Divided by Race: United in War and Peace  project.

82–142 London Road: the old General Hospital Site

Almost entirely vacant since the 2004 demolition of the hospital buildings, the old General Hospital site on the east side of London Road is finally being brought back into use with the construction of a new school. Local historian Kake tells us the background story of the site at

An unresolved concern about the site has been the degree to which potential contamination has been dealt with.

‘Farage Lies’ sprayed on the Council’s graffiti wall

Council plans for New Addington Community and Leisure Centre


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. 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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