Labour gave us the Green Belt
It was Clem Attlee’s Government that designated the Green Belt. John Grindrod’s new book Outskirts: Living Life on the Edge of the Green Belt tells the story and his growing up on the New Addington Estate.
Local Plan Examination Public Hearings Finished
The Public Hearings into the Local Plan ended this week. For my assessment of the first week see
Ian Marvin comments on Croydon Citizen Facebook:
‘Good article by Sean Creighton. We’re going to see endless battles over this as the stakes are becoming ever higher. We do require reform at a national and London level too. I do wonder whether the imposition of purdah has been a factor in terms of non attendance of councillors.’
Zoopla says Croydon is property hotspot
Market stalls return to Surrey St 5 June
Council Funding Opportunities
So Solid to launch youth pilot project
So Solid Crew rappers Asher D and DJ Swiss are planning to launch a pilot project to Croydon to steer young people away from violent crime and the “wrong heroes”.
Brick by Brick upsetting Coulsdon residents to build homes on car park
Brick by Brick has started looking at the feasibility of building 105 new flats on the site of the Lion Green Road car park.
Westfield signs up with Uber
Drones Bug New Addington
Proposed Revamped Queens Hotel
Are you event planning? What about the Clocktower?
Tucked opposite the better-known Fairfield Halls is one of Croydon’s most interesting buildings, the Adult School Hall. This functional, and rather lovely, piece of Arts and Craft architecture was built in 1908, attached to the Quaker meeting house.
The Other Croydon
- Charged and convicted criminals
- Anti-social behaviour and scams