Croydon Events & News at 25 February

Monday 27 February 6.30pm. Croydon Council

Access to agenda via

https://secure.croydon.gov.uk/akscroydon/users/public/admin/kabmenu.pl

At last there is a full set of minutes relating to Question Time – see

cou20170227_02_01_minutes-1

Tuesday 28 February 6.30pm. Streets, Environment and Homes Scrutiny Sub-Committee 

Questioning of Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment (Stuart King); felling street trees; highway vehicle crossover policy. Access to agenda via

https://secure.croydon.gov.uk/akscroydon/users/public/admin/kabmenu.pl

Wednesday 8 March. Croydon Local Plan Inquiry

Local Plan Public Hearing will commence on 16 May. The Conservative Councillors Group has organised a meeting on 8 March for representatives of Resident Associations to find out more email jason.perry@croydon.gov.uk

Sunday 12 March. 2.30pm. Tuesday 14, Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 March. 7.30pm. Eugene  Onegin

Whitgift School Opera performance

Tickets: £8, Concessions £4

http://www.whitgift.co.uk/events.aspx?SubCatID=219

Monday 13 March. 5pm. Tech City and Schools

Tech City invites invite anyone interested in any of the following areas to attend:

  • Children’s education (primary, secondary and college/6th form education)
  • Supporting teachers deliver STEM skills
  • Apprenticeships, Internships and Recruitment
  • Delivering STEM events or workshops for the wider borough

The event will be an opportunity to meet the Croydon Tech City team, and connect with local school teachers and representatives from TC’s various edtech partners (including Code Club, Apps For Good, BBC Microbit and STEMNET).

To register to attend the event, please go here to sign up.

Tuesday 14 March. 7pm, Croydon Communities Consortium

St. Michael and All Angels with St. James Church Hall
Poplar Walk

To help organisers please register attendance at

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-public-meeting-central-croydon-tickets-32238989686

Croydon History & Culture

  • 145-151 London Rd

Kake’s latest posting continues the story of 145-151 London Rd:

http://london-road-croydon.org/history/0151-praise-house-part-4.html

  • The Pethericks

With the exhibition about the artistic and musical talent of the Petherick family see  my article at

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/history/talented-pethericks-family-album

  • Croydon’s Cultural Innovators

See Tom Black’s review at

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/culture/croydons-cultural-innovators

  • Celebrate the Summer of Love

Andrew Dickinson advocates celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love.

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/culture/2017-croydons-summer-love

  • What Happened in Norbury?

I have published an introductory chronology to Norbury’s history.

TechCity Developments

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/economics-business/the-innovators-part-one

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/croydon-tech-city/future-tech-city-launch-2017-event-croydons-teachers-parents-technologists

Brick by Brick

With the Cabinet approving the business plan for its development compnay Brick on Brock on 20 February, details of one of the housing schemes in Sanderstead has been publicised.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/plans-to-build-up-to-22-flats-on-car-park-close-to-sanderstead-station/story-30152012-detail/story.html

More Sales by Hammerson

Hammerson is planning to sell more than £400m worth of property as it gets ready to for the construction work on Whitgift and Brent Cross, a sum about the same as its profit drop as £124m reduction in value of its sites.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/02/20/hammerson-plans-property-sales-developments-heat

http://www.building.co.uk/news/hammerson-sees-drop-in-property-values/5086332.article

https://www.ft.com/content/387a0768-3e4d-3344-9b29-1e645ea0ef1f

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/hammerson-profits-tumble-retail-sites-125300851.html

Steve Reed on Yemen

Croydon North MP Steve Reed is telling constituents expressing concern about the use of British weapons in Yemen that:

‘It is clear that the situation in Yemen is a humanitarian disaster to which not enough attention has been paid and deserves far more focus from the international community with the UN currently estimating that 14 million people are at risk of hunger, and that the country is on the brink of famine.

We have been since December 2015 calling for the Government to suspend all arms sales to Saudi Arabia while the mounting evidence about potential war crimes using British-made weapons is fully and independently investigated.

This came to particular prominence during the Opposition Day debate called we called on the 26th October where I voted for our motion that stated:

‘That this House supports efforts to bring about a cessation of hostilities and provide humanitarian relief in Yemen, and notes that the country is now on the brink of famine; condemns the reported bombings of civilian areas that have exacerbated this crisis; believes that a full independent UN-led investigation must be established into alleged violations of international humanitarian law in the conflict in Yemen; and calls on the Government to suspend its support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces in Yemen until it has been determined whether they have been responsible for any such violations.’

Unfortunately the Government has continued to reject our calls for a halt to British arms sales to Saudi Arabia. We will however continue to raise this with the Government at every opportunity and urge further action on this crisis.’

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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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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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