Croydon Events & News At 6 November

Attila the Stockbroker To Entertain Croydon Assembly on 26 November

Attila the Stockbroker will be entertaining the Croydon Assembly meeting discussing A People’s Plan for Croydon on Saturday 26 November. Free and you can just turn up on the day, but it would help the organisers if you registered with Eventbrite 

 You can find out more about Attila the Stockbroker at

The details of the Assembly are at

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 Southern Railway To Reduce Trains To Victoria Via Norbury  From 2018.

 It looks like the number of trains to and from Victoria through Norbury run by Southern Railways will be reduced from 6 to 4 per hour from 2018. There will also be only one train per hour to Milton Keynes via Clapham Junction.

The consultation closes on 8 December – see:

London Living Wage

As a campaigner for London Living Wage the Council has a website page about it at

Six Croydon Apprentices Taken On By Building Contractor

Croydon BID Gets 5 More Years

Croydon BID which closed the Information Centre at East Croydon Station has won another 5 years of life from next April. It will collect £4.1m from a levy on Town Centre business which have a rateable value of £40,000 or more.

Another Primary School Is Forced To Become An Academy

Hammerson Delays Start of Didcot Shopping Centre Extension

Norbury News

Details of news and events in Norbury are posted on my Norbury Watch bog site at

Council Property Portfolio Changes Since 2010

The Council has released information about its property disposals since 2010 under a Freedom of Information request.

The following list has been re-categorised for this blog posting.

Due to relocation of offices into Bernard Weatherill House

Morland Lodge and Rees House. 2/6 Morland Road, CR0 6NA.

Taberner House, Park Lane

Housing Office, Central Parade, New Addington

7th & 8th Floors Leon House

Jeanette Wallis House.1 Edridge Road, CR0 1FE (and part 4th floor Central Library

Other Relocations

89 London Road, CR0 2RF. Relocated to new offices at Cavendish House

Part Family Justice Centre, 69 Park Lane, CR9 2BE – consolidated in existing space

Edgecoombe Community Centre, CR2 8AA – relocated to new premises adjoining Monks Hill Leisure Centre

Lettings at Bernard Weatherill House

11th and 12th Floors to Arcadis

Part second floor to Croydon Commissioning Group

Parks and Pavilions…

Sanderstead Pavilion.Sanderstead Recreation Ground, Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead. Let to Nursery operator

Asset Transfers to community groups

Stanley Halls

Canterbury Road Halls

Selhurst Astro turf

Education Buildings Relocated

Ambassador House (two floors) Adult Education. Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, to Strand House. Thornton Heath

South Norwood Adult Education, Sandown Road (ditto)

Leon House Adult Education, South End relocated to Civic Offices

Smitham Adult Education Centre, Malcolm Road, Coulsdon, CR5 2AB relocated to other adult education building

Relocations to New Centre, Central Parade, New Addington

Wayside Adult Education Centre, 19 Wayside

New Addington Library, Central Parade


Surestart Children Centre, 89 London Road

The full reply under FOI by the Council can be seen at


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 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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