Croydon Events & News at 2 December

Added to afternoon 2 December

Monday 5 December. 6.30pm. Council Meeting.

Croydon Town Hall

The result of the Local Plan Submission consultation is being submitted to the Council.

The agenda and papers can be accessed at 

See separate posting.

Tuesday 6 December. 5.30pm. South London Waste Partnership Joint Committee 

Guildhall, High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1EU

The agenda and papers can be accessed at url above.

Tuesday 6 December. 6.30pm. Children & Young People Scrutiny Sub-Committee 

Main report is on Youth Employability.

Croydon Town Hall. The agenda and papers can be accessed at the url above.

Thursday 8 December. Closing Date for Govia/Southern Railway Timetable Changes for 2018.

Southern and its parent company Govia are proposing to reduce the number of trains through Norbury, Thornton Heath, etc by 2 per off-peak hour. See details at:

Thursday 8 December. 6.30pm. Health and Social Care Scrutiny Sub-Committee  

Main reports: Croydon Health Services and Commissioning Groups’ Financial Recovery Plans, and the South West London Sustainability & Transformation Plan.

Croydon Town Hall. The agenda and papers can be accessed at the url above. 

Saturday 10 December. Shop Local. Made in Croydon CIC market at Box Park 

Wednesday 21 December. 7.30pm. I, Daniel Blake 

Film showing at David Lean Cinema.

Saturday 17 December. Shop Local. Made in Croydon CIC markets in Centrale (next to Debenhams)

Sunday 18 December. 4pm.  Ave Verum Polish Choir at Christmas Carol Concert

Church of the Holy Innocents in Selhurst Road, South Norwood

For details of the Choir see

Wednesday 28 December. 2.30pm. Carmen Jones

  • 1957 film with Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge and Pearl Bailey

David Lean Cinema

To Saturday 15 April. Tuesday to Saturdays. ‘The Petherick family album’ Exhibition

This Museum of Croydon exhibition features 26 drawings and paintings from the Croydon Art Collection, produced by one of Croydon’s most creative and well-connected families. The Pethericks were prominent members of Croydon’s cultural scene during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with connections to the Croydon String Players and the Coleridge Taylor family.

For the musical scene context of the Pethericks see my Croydon Citizen article at

Keeping Up The Pressure On Westfield

 In my latest Croydon Citizen article I argue that the Council must make sure that watertight commitments are agreed with the Croydon Partnership prior to ground being broken.

 New Public Consultation on Taberner House To Start

HUB are preparing designs for the re-development of the Taberner House site. The social enterprise Kaizen is undertaking a community engagement process. It is hoping to interview over 1,000 people, already having spoken to 400, about questions like:

  • What they see are the main challenges facing the area
  • How they currently use Queens Gardens
  • What they like and dislike about Queens Gardens
  • What sort of improvements to Queens Gardens do they think would bring the most benefit to the local community
  • Whether they would like to stay involved in the project as it moves forward.

Kaizen will also contact local schools, community organisations, businesses, and places of worship.

Contact can be made at 020 3887 3633. Two urls in the report do not work.

Council Organisation Structure

With the various changes in the structure of the Council it has hard to keep up with changes in the Council’s organisational structure. You can see the various sections and who heads them and other details at

The Importance of Small Businesses

‘Almost all businesses registered in Croydon’s businesses are classed as small businesses and they will play a significant role in the growth of the borough over the next few years.’ Because of this Cabinet member Mark Watson is telling the Council meeting on Monday that he is setting up a Croydon Small Business Commission to explore the opportunities for and barriers to growth. If you want to get involved contact him or r Emma Lindsell – Head of Employment & Investment (

Fairfield Halls

Andy Hylton of the Save Our Fairfield campaign has contributed a lengthy comment on my recent posting, in which he calls on the Council  to ‘produce a clear Interim Arts & Culture Programme which will be inclusive of everyone.  Show us how wrong we all were for doubting your promises to deliver for Croydon, on time and on budget. I hope to see this suggestion appear in the new year.’

Council Leader Wants More Drunks and Noise In Town Cetre

Council Leader Tony Newman wants more ngiht clubs in Croydon Town Centre.

Develop Croydon Conference

See Robert Ward’s assessment 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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