Stop Press: Norbury RAF Veteren Dies
Second World War RAF member Alex Elden from Jamaica . a resident of Norbury, died yesterday. An appreciation will be posted on this blog site.
Tomorrow 8 April
Take Back Control Conference
Stand Up Against Racism in Croydon demonstration
What’s on in Croydon:
Tuesday 11 April. 10am. Helping grow the Techs
Croydon Tech City event with Croydon Council to discuss with local tech SMEs what can be done by the council to improve the area for tech startups and scaleups. ‘We want to make sure the local tech community has their voice heard from business rates, access to talent, office space, infrastructure and more. Join us in helping to shape a better future. This will be an open working session in an interactive workshop style to help capture key challenges/opportunities and solutions.’
Sussex Innovation Centre.
To attend, please register to attend here.
Friday 21 April. 2.15 – 3.30pm. Virtual Tour of London in 1600
Talk by Nick Dobson at Shirley Library
Saturday 22 April. 11am-2pm. Green Ambition Community Garden
Dig It Together! Please bring any spare tools, gloves, plants/seeds/cuttings. A light lunch will be provided, if you plan to come, please let me know of any dietary requirements. All support will be appreciated, even if you can only stay for a bit or just want to pop over to say Hi!
Sparkle Bulku. 07846533944. North Croydon Community Group
Wilford Road Recreation Ground, Windmill Road.
Monday 24 April. 11.00 – 12 noon. Tudor London
Talk by Ian Porter at Ashburton Library.
Richard Plant on Croydon’s developments
Richard Plant (Develop Croydon)’s talk and Q&A session at the recent Future Croydon 2 Years on event
My comments are at just under 1hr 5mins in but very faint.
The latest Develop Croydon news and map of developments can be seen here.
Does Westfield want to build more flats in the sky?
Andrew Kennedy reports on Historic Croydon:
‘Westfield’s CEO wants to increase number of flats on Wellesley Road and Poplar Walk to 1,200 flats reports Inside Croydon. This is denied by a spokesperson for Croydon Partnership (The local arm of Westfield and Hammerson) who says maximum of 1000.’
First business benefits from Croydon’s business rate relief scheme
but is it also killing business like in Surrey St?
Andrew Kennedy discusses on Historic Croydon:
in response to
Boxpark Boss Slams Business Critics
The boss of Boxpark which has had the benefit of a loan and other financial support from the Council has slammed his business critics.
New House Music Club to open
Why Isn’t Croydon a City?
Veolia Wins New Waste Contract
and the fly-tipping debate continues
Thornton Heath Nursery illustrates importance of inspections and enforcement
Alternative approach to cultural provision that avoids gentrification
Andrew Kennedy has drawn attention to an article in the Daily Telegraph setting out a different approach to cultural provision.
Local Muslim response to Westminster attack
Croydon Health Service News
The Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group has taken a range of decisions in addition to ending funding for IVF treatments.
Croydon’s Population Growth Projection
Croydon’s population is estimated to rise by 80,734 in the next 20 years from its current estimate of 382,793 to 4,463,527 in 2036.
The Council has provided me with the figures through a Freedom of Information request. Due to technical problems in inserting the table into this posting the letter with the Council’s response can be seen here:
The Croydon Water Tower
Thanks to Tony Skrzypczy, Andrew Kennedy has been able to report on Historic Croydon Facebook about an 1867 image of the inside of the water tower courtesy of
Stories of Croydon Street Names
Your Guide to Croydon on Wikipedia