Croydon News at 17 May


General Election

  • What does the Labour Manifesto actually say?

You can download it and the funding document at

  • Sadiq Khan backs Labour’s Sarah Jones

  • Sarah Jones on Gavin Barwell

Fairfield Halls Works update as at 10 May

Brick by Brick has chosen Vinci as the construction compnay.

Developer Threat to Matthews Yard

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

Matthews Yard owner Said Bonor writes about the threat at

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.

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.

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?

Its Croydon in April summary is at

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.

This Is the model for other areas to consider adopting.

Thornton Heath house partially collapsed on 16 May

Pollution and the Wandle

Norbury Watch

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

Sugar Loaf Tesco closes for works

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

Liz Sheppard-Jones discusses the meeting on 2 May.

The Other Croydon


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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