Croydon Events from 23 January

History & Social Action Publications Website

This site includes the publications I publish under the imprint History & Social Action Publications, including those on Croydon history and current affairs. I have done a major re-edit of its contents. This includes adding Paypal purchase buttons to the HSAP publications. It also lists my next lot of talks and walks, and is updated when the details are agreed. It also includes details of talks, walks and other events I have undertaken in previous years.

Monday 23 January. 6.30pm. Croydon Council Cabinet

Agenda items Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2017/18, Don’t mess with Croydon campaign update, Corporate Plan performance – April to September 2016 ,  Education Quality and Standards, Education Estates Report, Developing options to regionalise adoption, London Councils Grants Scheme 2017/18; Scrutiny recommendations.

Town Hall. Katherine St.

Thursday 26 January. 6.30pm. Council Planning Committee

Applications for consideration:

Purley Downs Road: Demolition of existing and building 18 new homes.

Argyll Court, 130-132 Birchanger Road. 3 three-bedroom houses at rear.

10 Croham Valley Road. Demolition of existing dwelling, and building comprising 8 two bedroom flats.

Land North Of The Ridings, Church Way.   3 two storey, four bedroom houses with attached garages.

Public House The Stag . Demolition and building of 7 flats and 2 3-bed houses.

The Portmanor Public House, Portland Road. Conversion to 7 flats.

The papers can be accessed through

Town Hall, Katherine St.

Thursday 26 January. Council Planning Sub-committee (after Planning Committee)

40 Northampton Road. Conversion to 4 flats

Thursday 26 January. 7pm. Croydon Tech City Launch Event.

Keynote speaker: Sarah Wilkinson, Chief Technology Officer (Home Office), responsible for the IT systems supporting UK borders and policing. She will be speaking on why the Home Office made the move to Croydon and the government’s increasing openness to work with local tech startups and scale-ups. The Home Office moved over 1,000 staff to Croydon last year to work on biometrics, analytics and web services – further cementing the borough as an epicentre of technology development.

 The Croydon Tech City management team will unveil its plans and strategy for 2017, with a particular focus on Croydon’s economic and cultural development.

To register to attend the Croydon Tech City, please sign up here.

Monday 30 January. 6.30pm. Council

Town Hall, Katherine St. Papers will be accessible at

Tuesday – Saturday 4 February – 18 March.  11am-5pm.

With a growing debate on the value of silence, this new Turf Galleries exhibition explores the theme. For further details see

Wednesday 8 February. 10.30am-noon. Volunteer Management tools and software

Volunteer Manager’s Forum. Free event. CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Rd.

Full details and bookings via Eventbrite

Wednesday 22 February. 9.30 for 10am.  Steve Reed MP at CVSA

Steve Reed is Shadow Minister for Civil Society. Do you have a question to put to him?  ‘As usual we’d like to help our speakers prepare by sending them some questions in advance.’ Please send your questions to   by Wednesday 8 February.

Croydon Voluntary Sector Alliance free event at CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Rd.

Thursday 16 March. 9.45am- 3.45pm. Legal Aspects of Involving Volunteers

£35.  CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Rd.
Full details and bookings via Eventbrite

24 & 25 March. 7.30pm  Amy Johnson: Last Flight Out

Play at the Spread Eagle, Katherine St. Tickets Available at

Friday 28 April. 9.30 for 10am. Gavin Barwell MP at CVSA

Gavin Barwell is the Government Minister for Housing, Planning and London. Question submission details to be announced.

Croydon Voluntary Sector Alliance free event at CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Rd.


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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