Croydon events and news at 11 February

New events listing:

Wednesday 22 February. 7.30pm. Crime and Policing in Croydon

The Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, will discuss crime and policing with the Croydon Debating Club.

Croydon Conference Centre in Surrey Street.

Tuesday 28 February. Small Business Commission Meeting

First chance for local businesses to speak directly with the Commissioners about their experiences and the challenges they have faced in trying to grow their business. For more information and to book email:

Wednesday 29 March.  7.30pm. Croydon’s Air Quality Action Plan

Cabinet member Stuart King will discuss the Pan with the Croydon Debating Club

Project B, Middle St.

Ruskin House Events

Saturday 18 February. 8pm. Cinema Ruskin: ‘The Golden Salamander’ (Trevor Howard) 1949 plus ‘Lawless Nineties’ (John Wayne) 1936. £2.

Sunday 19 February. 8pm. John & Di Cullen and Singers’ Night

Friday 24 February. 8.30pm.  Jazz with Soft Winds playing standards, Latin, ballads and be-bop on sax, flute, clarinet, guitar and bass.  Free.

Sunday 26 February. 8pm. Steve Lillywhite ‘Dulcidelic’ and Singers’ Night

Sunday 5 March. 8pm. Andy Smythe and Singers’ Night

Sunday 12 March. 8pm.  Singers’ Night

Friday 17 March. 8pm. St Patrick’s Night. £4 incl buffet.  More info soon.,

Croydon’s Homelessness Crisis

Cabinet member Alison Butler discusses

Intolerance on increase in

  • Attacks on the homeless

  • Homophobia

Some Croydon Good News

  • Free One Hour Parking To Go Ahead

The free one-hour policy is due to be introduced in Thornton Heath, South Norwood, Addiscombe, East Croydon (Cherry Orchard Road), South Croydon, Selsdon, New Addington, Purley and Coulsdon later this year.

  • Design Panel Starts Work

The Croydon Place Review Panel has been launched and will  start its work reviewing the design of major planning applications.

  • £17,000 for Credit Union

Croydon, Merton and Sutton Credit Union (trading as Croydon Plus) has been awarded a £16,939 grant by Lloyds Banking Group to enable it to develop its jam jar services purchase new IT equipment.  

  • Home Office officials moving to Croydon

Hundreds of manufacturing jobs lost in Croydon in 5 years

The manufacturing sector used to make up 2.5 per cent of all workforce jobs in Croydon but has dropped to just 1.9 per cent. While there used to be one manufacturing job for every 40 people in Croydon there is now just one for every 53.

Warning over Croydon council tax refund scam

Croydon Council’s trading standards team have warned residents to be aware that fraudsters are targeting people with a council tax refund “scheme” scam.

Why the Bakerloo will not be coming to East Croydon

New Lidl on Brighton Rd

Croydon’s BREXIT vote



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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