Croydon – Some Good News
The first recipients of funding from the Council’s Cultural Partnership Fund have been announced.
The Good Employer Charter for local employers has been launched:
Street art for Thornton Heath
Woody Guthrie Inspires Transition Town
Commenting on this Andrew Kennedy writes:
‘Worth remembering where we come from and what we are doing. Songs are very important they stir the memory and the imagination upon which vision can be born.’
Quite right, and something I have previously researched, and spoken about this in relation to the role of song in the British radical and labour movements.
Yet another takeaway proposed for New Addington
Croydonians against Trump
Council Tax to go up from April
In order to protect services for the vulnerable and elderly the Council is to increase Council tax. You can read the Council’s reasons at:
Chis Philp MP requests CCG to reverse decision on baby milk
Croydon South Conservative MP has urged the Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to reconsider a controversial decision to scrap prescriptions for baby milk and gluten free product
Did Wayne Lose His Grip?
Mayor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor has had to contend with Council meetings being interrupted by members of the public (mea culpa back last year). At the 30 January meeting he had two men escorted out for constant interrupting when one of them felt he had been insulted by a Councillor. The police were even called and my informants tell me they considered that it be a waste of their time.
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What do you think about the way Croydon handles homelessness case?
Croydon is in the news over the way it has handled two homelessness cases.
A central issue is the degree to which the rigid application of the rules means that compassion and understanding are thrown out. Have a read to see what you think?
Discussions on Croydon Citizen
- Tackling Homelessness
- 20mph zone
- Amy Johnson Play