Croydon news at 4 June


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,3KS3Y,N6TW35,CXMFE,1

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

  • Stabbings


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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