Monthly Archives: December 2016

British Studies in a Broken World Conference Call for Papers

https://mbsbham.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/british-studies-in-a-broken-world-call-for-papers-mbs-2017   

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Croydon Nears Meeting New Homes Target for Opportunity Area

The number of residential units which have either been built, are under construction or are awaiting a start on site is 9,746 just short of the proposed target of 10,650 in the Local Plan which is going to public inquiry. … Continue reading

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Support for SMEs Needs Caution

Given small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are the backbone of the British economy two initiatives by Croydon Council are welcome: a potential reduction in business rates and an enquiry by an independent Small Business Commission. However, there are many … Continue reading

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Croydon Events & News at 17 December

Council Meetings January 10 – Scrutiny and Overview Committee 12 – Planning and Planning Sub-committee 17 – Health and Social Care Scrutiny Sub-Committee 23 – Cabinet 26 – Planning and Planning Sub-committee 30 – Council 31 – Streets, Environment and … Continue reading

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The Riotous Brothers 20 December

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The Local Democracy Debate

  On 1 February Polity Press will publish Croydon activist Peter Latham’s new book arguing that the UK Conservative Government’s devolution agenda conceals their real intention: to complete the privatisation of local government and other public services. Using illustrative examples … Continue reading

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Penelope Corfield Papers on Academia.edu

Emeritus Professor Penelope Corfield has uploaded papers on Academia.edu. To view click on paper title. TEACHING HISTORY’S BIG PICTURES: INCLUDING CONTINUITY AS WELL AS CHANGE Argues for the importance of teaching history in multiple dimensions, including not only gradual change … Continue reading

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Momentum Black Connexions Meeting Tonight

This public meeting follows the setting up of the  Croydon branch of Momentum Black ConneXions at Thornton Heath on Monday night. The group is dedicated to combating things like racist hate crime, fighting for greater political representation and better Town … Continue reading

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Will Croydon’s Planning Committee Reject Purley Skyscraper?

Over 9,000 people signed the petition against the proposed 17 floor Purley Skyscraper and many will be at the Town Hall tomorrow to hear the Planning Committee consider the application. The principle arguments against are: It is out of keeping … Continue reading

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History Events & News at 12 December

V&A Galleries Guided Tours Meet at The Meeting Point, Grand Entrance, V&A. Friday 16 December. 4pm. Storytelling and Survival Volunteer Tour Guide Sheba Montserrat will lead this guided tour at the V&A through selected artefacts and relay the stories that … Continue reading

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