Croydon General News at 9 September


New Residents Move into Ruskin Square

Whatever one thinks of the developers housing schemes all new residents are welcome and should be encouraged to get involved in Croydon’s community, cultural and heritage life. But this needs them to be provided with the information. Only the Council can really do this by providing a guide when people sign up as Council Tax payers.

6,000 take part in Thornton Heath Festival

The large number of people who took part in the Thornton Heath Festival shows the way in which local, rather than Borough wide, Festivals can engage people. The real Ambition for Croydon should be building up the viability of such local Festivals.

Thornton Heath Chronicle Launched

North Croydon 20 mile an hour zone started on 5 September

Residential streets in Bensham Manor, South Norwood, Selhurst, Thornton Heath and Upper Norwood are now in a  20mph zone. For details and map see:

Judicial Review May Be Taken Against Government Over Southern Rail

The Association of British Commuters is raising money for a judicial review into the Government’s handling of the Southern Rail incompetence.,3KS3Y,N6TW35,CXMFE,1

NA&THRA Petition Launched to End Overcrowding on 109 Bus Route

Norbury Avenue & Thornton Heath Residents Association has started a petition to end the overcrowding on the 109 bus route which runs from Brixton to Croydon Town Centre.


Stage by Stage Theatre Arts May Fold Due to Money Owed by Fairfield Halls



Winston Churchill appears on mural overnight


Tory Councillor’s Wrong Target Over Rubbish

Tory Councillor Phil Thomas chose the wrong target for rubbish piled up inside a building and falling out of it. He has castigated the Council for not dealing with it, when he should have been demanding action by the property owner. The Council has issued an enforcement notice. “Failure to follow such a notice can lead to fines and even prosecution.”



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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