Croydon Events & News At 1 January


Council Meetings

Tuesday 10 January. 6.30pm. Scrutiny & Overview Committee.

The main item is Question Time to the Cabinet Member for Economy and Jobs.

Thursday 12 January. 6pm. Planning Sub-committee possibly followed by Planning Committee.

Tuesday 17 January. 6.30pm. Health and Social Care Scrutiny Sub-Committee

Wednesday 18 January. 6.30pm. Safer Neighbourhood Panel.

Agenda papers can be accessed through

Croydon Minister 150th Anniversary Fire Events

Thursday 5 January. 2-4pm. Launch of FIRE! Commemorating 150 Years since Croydon Church Burnt Down Exhibition at Minster

Saturday 7th January. 11am. Concert – a specially commissioned work on the fire, written and performed by the Minster’s resident composer and Organist Emeritus Martin How (piano), with Tom Little (organ) and Paul Wilson (orator), plus a selection of additional songs. Minster

Monday 9 to Friday 13 January. 9.30am-4pm. Commemoration Week – fire exhibition open for individuals and school parties; printed tour guides available. (Not the Thursday). Minster

Saturday 14 January. 3pm. Talk – by Brian Lancaster, local historian and author of the recent publication “Consumed by Fire: the Destruction of Croydon Parish Church in 1867 and its Rebuild.” Minster Church Hall (opposite House of Reeves)

Sunday 15 January. 10am. Commemoration Service – with the Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, Bishop of Croydon. Minster

David Lean Cinema

Thursday 19 January. 2.30 & 7.30pm. A United Kingdom (2016)

Thursday 26 January. 2.30 & 7.30pm. The Innocents (subtitled Holocaust Memorial Day) (2016)

Events at Ruskin House

Sunday 8 January. 8pm. The New Levy Breakers and Singers’ Night. Folk & Blues. £2

Saturday 15 January. 8pm.  Dave Marshall and Singers’ Night  Folk & Blues. £2

Friday 20 January. 8.30pm. ‘Jazz with Soft Winds’ – playing standards, Latin, ballads and be-bop on sax, flute, clarinet, guitar and bass.  Free

Saturday 21 January. Holocaust Memorial – Ruskin Folk & Blues – further details to be announced

Saturday 21.  8pm. Cinema Ruskin – ‘The Saint takes over’ (George Sanders) 1940 plus ‘Hard Men’ (John Thaw) 1978.  £2

Other Events

Thursday 19 January 7.30pm. The River Effra. Talk by Jon Newman (Lambeth Archives) at Norwood Society, Upper Norwood Library

Friday 20 January. 7.30pm. Tea with Oscar Wilde. Spreadeagle Theatre

Work on Croydon’s Tallest Skyscraper Begins February

Developers Guildhouse and Rosepride will begin the 55-storey One Lansdowne Road project in February, on the site of 1-5 Lansdowne Road and Voyager House in Wellesley Road.

Hammerson Better Off By £48.5m

Hammerson is to sell half its new Watermark leisure complex in Southampton to Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund for £48.5m.

Croydon Short of GPs

Croydon’s High Level Of Car Crashes

Croydon is the second most crash-prone borough in London according to the London Fire Brigade with 1,008 collisions between 2011 and 2015.

There was one on Boxing Day in Thornton Heath.

Road rage incidents has led the Council extending a Broad Green residents’ parking scheme.

Accidents involving pedestrians in the lead up to Christmas included

History of London Rd

Kake’s latest posting is part 2 of the history of 145–151 London Road: Praise House


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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