Croydon History Events
Fire! Commemorating 150 years Since Croydon Church burnt down
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
Thornton Heath’s Horseshoe Pub Under Threat
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
Yet More Railway Incompetence
Is Boxpark Damaging Other Businesses?
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