Croydon News at 17 May

 

General Election

  • What does the Labour Manifesto actually say?

You can download it and the funding document at

http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php/manifesto2017

  • Sadiq Khan backs Labour’s Sarah Jones

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/mayor-of-london-can-t-rule-out-prospect-of-changing-fare-zones-at-east-and-west-croydon-stations/story-30335741-detail/story.html

  • Sarah Jones on Gavin Barwell

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/he-puts-out-a-good-leaflet-but-doesn-t-stand-up-for-croydon-labour-candidate-slams-gavin-barwell

Fairfield Halls Works update as at 10 May

https://fairfieldcroydon.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/enabling-works-nearing-completion

Brick by Brick has chosen Vinci as the construction compnay.

https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/projects/contracts/vinci-picked-for-30m-fairfield-halls-refurb/10019952.article

Developer Threat to Matthews Yard

A developer wants to knock down 5-9 Surrey St, which includes Matthews Yard

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/8203-matthews-yard-may-have-to-find-new-home-as-developers-plan-to-demolish-surrey-street-building/story-30325365-detail/story.html

Matthews Yard owner Said Bonor writes about the threat at

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/economics-business/matthews-yard-might-be-demolished

Hammerson shares worth hanging onto

The ups and downs of Hammerson’s shares have now reached a stale period with  two research analysts rating  the stock with a sell recommendation, seven issuing a hold recommendation and six a buy recommendation.

https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/05/17/analysts-set-hammerson-plc-hmso-pt-at-594-07-updated-updated.html

Croydon Citizen May Print Issue

The latest print issue of Croydon Citizen includes my discussion article ‘Does the attack on asylum seeker Reker Ahmed represent Croydon?’ Liz Sheppard-Jones and Stuart Millson on fly-tipping,  ‘Planning betrayal at Green Dragon House’, questions to the General Election candidates on fly tipping, BREXIT and local challenges, Marc Wadsworth’s tribute to Darcus Howe, reviews of the Croydonites Festival, and more.

www.thecroydoncitizen.com

The Editorial team is also looking for new contributors. Have you something to say or to review, or something on local history you want to share?

editors@thecroydoncitizen.com

Its Croydon in April summary is at

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/news-brief-may-2017

Thornton Heath Chronicle

Unless you live, work of visit Thornton Heath you will not now about the Thornton Heath Chronicle, free b newspaper. Issue 6 (April) contains news on the sale of the Orangewood Park historic lodge, massage sticker fly-postings, the big businesses blighting the lives of local resident, TH’s musical and artistic talent, funding problems facing TH schools, cleaning up Norbury Brook, and much more.

www.thorntonheathchronicle.co.uk

This Is the model for other areas to consider adopting.

Thornton Heath house partially collapsed on 16 May

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/homeowners-evacuated-after-house-partially-collapses-in-thornton-heath/story-30336588-detail/story.html

Pollution and the Wandle

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/wandle-sewage-scandal

Norbury Watch

This is the title of the blog site I run about Norbury events, issues and news.

https://norburywatchblog.wordpress.com

Sugar Loaf Tesco closes for works

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/south-croydon-shop-closes-its-doors-indefinately-for-contruction-work/story-30324871-detail/story.html

Does ‘Devoted and Disgruntled’ sum up the feelings of Croydon’s artistic community?

Liz Sheppard-Jones discusses the meeting on 2 May.

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/culture/devoted-disgruntled-sum-feelings-croydons-artistic-community

The Other Croydon

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/defendants-plead-not-guilty-to-shrublands-estate-attack/story-30333204-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/stabbings-in-croydon-peaked-at-its-highest-in-four-years-in-2016/story-30325457-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/croydon-men-among-10-arrested-in-late-night-police-drugs-bust/story-30327531-detail/story.html

http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/15279754.Woman_raped_in_Croydon_underpass_in_broad_daylight

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/all-underpasses-to-be-checked-for-safety-after-a-woman-was-raped-in-terryfing-croydon-subway/story-30333428-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/young-man-rushed-to-hospital-after-stabbing-at-woodside-tram-stop/story-30325239-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/8203-croydon-man-jailed-after-vicious-attack-leaves-man-unable-to-recognise-daughter/story-30330349-detail/story.html

http://mixmag.net/read/three-people-were-arrested-at-an-illegal-rave-in-croydon-this-weekend-news

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/8203-cowboy-builder-jailed-four-years-for-conning-a-sanderstead-man-out-of-122-000-over-18-months/story-30331819-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/police-find-samurai-sword-after-knife-fight-in-new-addington-leaves-teenager-stabbed/story-30331405-detail/story.html

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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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