Croydon Events & News At 17 September

Tuesday 20 September. 7.30pm. Croydon Friends of the Earth Group

Regular meeting. Church Lounge round the back of the East Croydon United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, near East Croydon Station.

Tuesday 20 September.  6.30pm. Council Scrutiny & Oversight Committee

It will be questioning Alison Butler on Homes, Regeneration and Planning, housing allocation policy, and the Brick by Brick Council development company. The papers include a map of Brick by Brick sites. At their meeting for residents associations on Thursday 15 September about the Local Plan and other planning issues the Conservative Councillors suggested that the Council has still not put all the sites onto its website.

All papers can be accessed at

https://secure.croydon.gov.uk/akscroydon/users/public/admin/kabmenu.pl

Thursday 22 September. 7.30pm. Planning Committee

This will be considering highway issues related to the Cane Hill Hospital site redevelopment.

All papers can be accessed at

https://secure.croydon.gov.uk/akscroydon/users/public/admin/kabmenu.pl

Our Library Debt to Stanley Jast – Anglo-Pole

As a follow-up to my Croydon Citizen articles on the opening of Norbury Library I have written an appreciation of Stanley Just, the Anglo-Polish Croydon Chief Librarian across the turn of the 19th/20Cs.

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/culture/edwardian-library-legacy-anglo-pole

Founder of Croydon Tech City Advocates End to Government Tech Initiative

http://www.cityam.com/249281/croydons-success-tech-hub-proves-government-should-disband   

Is Fly-tipping Spiralling Out Of Control

Despite all the efforts of the Council under the imaginative leadership of Cabinet member Stuart Collins fly-tipping is increasing dramatically from 15,113 recorded incidents in 2013/14 to 24,4126 in 2015/16. The Conservatives are trying to make political capital out of this.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/conservative-councillor-calls-croydon-the-fly-tipping-capital-of-the-south-east/story-29712285-detail/story.html

Of course it could be that there has been no actual increase in incidents, just an increase in the public reporting them because the Council has improved the speed of its clearance.  To better understand  what is going on a ward analysis of incidents would be helpful – correlated against the increase in private renting.

Croydon’s Unaccompanied Child Refugee Crisis

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/8203-asylum-seeking-children-in-croydon-who-go-missing-are-considerable-drain-on-police-and-council/story-29717119-detail/story.html

Are Croydon Academies Trying To Boost Ofsted Ratings?

http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/14742487.Croydon_schools__unofficially__removing_pupils_ahead_of_Ofsted_inspections_to_improve_ratings

Flooding Risks On Increase In Croydon

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/waddon-thornton-heath-and-wallington-risk-flooding-as-croydon-faces-possible-lightning-and-hail/story-29721802-detail/story.html

Praise for Croydon As A Place To Visit

http://londonist.com/2016/09/why-you-should-go-to-croydon

The Southern Rail Saga

Robert Ward argues in Croydon Citizen that Southern is not really to blame for its disastrous service.

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/responsible-saga-southern

What do you think? Why not post a comment about it?

Why A Motorist Changes View on 20mph Zones

Croydon Citizen Editor and motorist  Liz Sheppard-Jones discusses why she has changed to a supporter of 20mph zones.

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/when-twenty-is-plenty-came-to-north-east-croydon

Jonny Rose Spotlights Wilberforce And The Bromley Tree

As a follow-up to my Croydon Citizen piece on Croydon’s slavery connections, Tech City founder Jonny Rose praises William Wilberforce.

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/history/meeting-tree-stump-near-croydon-led-abolition-slavery-britain

In a comment I discuss Wilberforce’s conservative/repressive side.

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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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