Croydon Events & News At 7 January

Croydon History Events

See https://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/history-events-london

Fire! Commemorating 150 years Since Croydon Church burnt down

http://thecroydoncitizen.com/history/fire-commemorating-150-years-since-croydon-church-burnt

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/how-one-of-the-biggest-fires-ever-in-croydon-destroyed-a-church-150-years-ago-today/story-30031188-detail/story.htm

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

Staff at Aldi are set to be the highest paid supermarket workers in the country

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/staff-at-aldi-set-to-be-highest-paid-supermarket-workers-in-the-country/story-30035662-detail/story.html

Thornton Heath’s Horseshoe Pub Under Threat

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/thornton-heath-pub-threatened-with-demolition-to-make-way-for-new-flats/story-30027372-detail/story.html

Steve Reed Backs Concern Over Murdoch

In relation  to Murdoch’s bid for Sky TV Croydon North MP Steve Reed tells me:

‘I agree with you that this is a very concerning development and before Christmas I wrote to Karen Bradley MP, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport outlining the concerns that you and other constituents have raised with me about this matter. I will write back to you again when I receive a response from the Minister.

Tom Watson MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport has demanded that the Secretary of State refer the bid to Ofcom in order to assess whether it would result in too much media power being concentrated in too few hands, and whether Rupert and James Murdoch are ‘fit and proper persons’ to run a broadcaster.

We are concerned also that the Government may ditch the vital second part of the Leveson Inquiry, which would look at questions around unlawful or improper conduct within the Murdoch empire, at exactly the moment when Rupert Murdoch is attempting once again to strengthen his hold over the UK media.

We will continue to put pressure on the Government on both of these issues.’

If you are concerned then why not sign the 38 Degrees petition at

https://speakout.38degrees.org.uk/campaigns/1705

Yet More Railway Incompetence

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/southern-rail-closed-newly-resurfaced-platforms-as-ice-was-more-difficult-to-treat/story-30027057-detail/story.html

Is Boxpark Damaging Other Businesses?

https://shakinghands.co.uk/news/20161206-independent-traders-boxpark/?mc_cid=3b931e4c99&mc_eid=23d37f44a0

Gender and social capital: are social networks a mixed blessing for women?

Given the growth emphasis of Croydon Council and health service policy on well being, combating isolation and depression the following blog posting is relevant

https://thelearningprofessor.wordpress.com/2016/12/30/gender-and-social-capital-are-social-networks-a-mixed-blessing-for-women

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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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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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