Saturday 16 July. 8pm. Cinema Ruskin
‘Something to Sing About’ (James Cagney) 1937 + ‘Crash’n Thru’ (James Newill) 1939. £2. Ruskin House, Coombe Rd.
Friday 29 July. 8.30pm. Jazz with Soft Winds
playing standards, Latin, ballads and be-bop on sax, flute, clarinet, guitar and bass. Free. Ruskin House. Coombe Rd.
BREXIT Hatred Unity
Croydon politicians, police officers and religious leaders came together in a show of unity after the incidents of hate following the BREXIT result.
Purley Pool Campaign Success
Purley is to have new facilities including a pool at the current Purley Leisure Centre site.
Croydon is increasingly popular with young professionals
Local Guardian Biased Journalism
Shame on the Local Guardian for failing to report that the BMX Track for Norbury Park is opposed by over 1,500 people.
How well is Hammerson doing
At first Hammerson’s share values were knocked back by the BREXIT result (see Events and News Blog 3 July). Since then it has bounced back as a good buy by most analysts, including Barclays Capital, but not by Libernum Capital (8 July).
It now completed £1bn partnership deal with Allianz Real Estate buying assets that were owned and developed by Chartered Land, a company controlled by Irish developer Joe Reilly, including the Dundrum Town Centre, is seen as both a strength and a risk. The Motley Fool advises that the Irish partnership has risks because of BREXIT and suggests ‘there may be better options available elsewhere for long-term investors.’
National Trust Croydon walks capture press interest
Boxpark receives first shipping container
£0.5m could be spent on Surrey Market and have Sunday trading
The Historic Importance of Shopping Parades
Heritage England has published a study of the historical importance of shopping parades. It states: ‘Inevitably, as local shopping continues to shrink, the commercial future of shopping parades, often standing on prime sites, will come increasingly under pressure. If and when this happens, we will need to be able to assess their historical significance: the Introduction to Heritage Assets ……. is a step in that direction.’
Croydon’s Music Scene in Coleridge-Taylors’s Life-time