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
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