Croydon events, debate & news as at 7 April

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.

Croydon News MIPIM 2017 PDF

Front Map 20 Feb 2017

Map 20 Feb 2017 proof 2

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:

Croydon Population projection

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


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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