Croydon News – Benefits & Disadvantages 15 January

Are Consultations Worth  It?

  • Robert Ward discusses the issues at

See my comment.

  • Michael Swadling expresses concern about the current 20mph zones consultation.

Change – the Balance of Benefits and Disadvantages

Lauren Furey discusses change in Croydon at

Cllr Watson Fears Southern Damaging Economic Growth

Queens Gdns Consultation Starts – see 19 January above.

Body Shops £1m Lab

Body Shop has opened a £1m lab in Croydon

Let’s hope it can be quickly signed up for secondary pupil work placements and apprenticeships.

Scrutiny Discussion on Plans for Surrey St Market

The podcast of the Scrutiny Committee discussion on the future of Surry St market can be seen at

Boxpark – Not Such a Rosy Story?

See Steve Thompson’s reservations at:

Could 80-120 Croydon Businesses Be Using Slave Labour?

Hundreds of people could be working as slaves in Croydon says  Croydon Community Against Trafficking (CCAT).

Shortage of New GPs for Croydon

As well as the looming crises facing Croydon’s hospital services, there also appears to be a shortage of GPs wanting to work in Croydon.

Tech City Initiative at Central Croydon Library

Jonny Rose, a founder of Tech City, explains  at

Waking Up To The Potential Disastrous College Green Area Development

See the debate on Historic Croydon facebook:

Croydon Gets £1.4m To Help Rough Sleepers And Prevent Homelessness

Xmas Street Art

Police Start Wearing Body Video

On 9 January Croydon police officers began to wear body worn video cameras.

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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