Croydon events from 6 February

Monday 6 February. 11am.  The History of Croydon High Street to 1901

Talk by Carole Roberts. Croydon’s High Street has had a variety of edifices, from small cottages to large houses, shops, workshops, breweries, the old Town Hall, the Butter Market and imposing theatres. This talk about the High Street to 1901 includes a timeline through to the end of the nineteenth century, the street’s experience of the ‘Croydon Improvement’ scheme of the 1890s and the opening of the Grand Theatre.

If you’d like to go,  please call the library on  020 3700 1001, or email

Ashburton Library, Oasis Academy, north end of Shirley Road, Addiscombe, CR9 7AL.  The 130 and 367 buses stop outside, while the 312 and 289 stops are two minutes walk away.  Blackhorse Road and Woodside tram stops are about seven minutes walk away.

Thanks to Bernard Winchester for this, as it is not on Croydon Library’s events calender.

Tuesday 7 February.  2pm. Croydon: What’s Happening?

Talk by Heather Cheesbrough , the Council culture Director, Council, about developments in Croydon.  New ladies are welcome to join. Free tea and coffee.

Purley & District Townswomen’s Guild

The Lounge, United Reformed Church, 906 Brighton Road, Purley CR8 2LN

Wednesday 8 February. 6.30pm. Traffic Management Advisory Committee

It will consider: South Norwood objections to loss of parking bays and bus stop relocation; Petition from the residents of Addiscombe Court Road and Tunstall Road re- introduction of “No Entry” traffic restrictions with short one way working and pedal cycle bypass in Addiscombe Court Road and Canning Road; Sutherland Road Area – Objections to the proposed extension of the Croydon CPZ (North Permit Zone); Parking Charges 2017/2018.

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Thursday 9 February. 6.30pm. Planning Committee followed by Planning Sub-committee

It will consider applications re:

  • Praise House, 145-151 London Road: demolition of the existing buildings and structures on site in order to provide a hotel (C2) and a retail unit (A1) as well as new family sized dwellings
  • 98 Hyde Road: demolition of existing dwelling; erection of a building with lower ground floor and accommodation in roof space comprising 7 two bedroom apartment; formation of revised vehicular access and provision of associated parking spaces, bicycle storages and refuse store

The meeting will be followed by the Planning Sub-committee which will consider: 150 Norbury Crescent; 74 Sanderstead Court Avenue; 240A Wickham Road; 6 Scarbrook Road; 15A Normanton Road.

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Friday 10 February. 9.30am–1.30pm. Coast to Capital Access to Finance

Accelerate your plans to grow your business in 2017 at this e Access to Finance event. Whether you are starting up or looking to take an established business to the next level, do not miss this free morning organised by the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership in partnership with Croydon Council. Learn about all types of funding opportunities available for all stages of business at expert-led panel discussions, seminars and one to one advice clinics.

Croydon Clocktower, Katherine Street

Friday 10 February – Thursday 9 March. The Light Within light show

RISEgallery, 7-9 St George’s Walk. Open Tuesdays to Fridays 10am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm.

To Saturday 11 February. Community Garden exhibition

Central Library, Katherine St . Green activist Helen Buckland has collated information about community gardening and the Energy Garden

Thursday 23 February. 6pm. Surrey Street Consultation

Purpose to discuss creative lighting, art, signage and architecture.

Conference Centre, Surrey Street.

See Councillor Helen Pollard’s comment on the consultation so far at

Tuesday 7 March. Close of TfL consultation re-routing 289 and 455 through Purley


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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