HAPPY NEW YEAR
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
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