Croydon news at 4 June

Outskirts

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

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/council-struggles-defend-local-plan-changes

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.’

https://www.facebook.com/CroydonCitizen/posts/1551017801599597?comment_id=1551052958262748

 

Zoopla says Croydon is property hotspot

http://www.whatmortgage.co.uk/news/edinburgh-croydon-top-uk-property-hotspot-list

Market stalls return to Surrey St 5 June

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/this-is-when-surrey-street-market-will-be-back-in-its-rightful-place/story-30365897-detail/story.html

Council Funding Opportunities

https://www.croydon.gov.uk/community/advice/tsfunding/funding/supportingvoluntarysectorlocal

https://www.croydon.gov.uk/community/advice/community-ward-budgets

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”.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/so-solid-crew-rappers-hope-to-launch-pilot-project-to-help-tackle-youth-violence-in-croydon/story-30356496-detail/story.html

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.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/more-than-100-new-homes-could-be-built-on-coulsdon-car-park/story-30361075-detail/story.html

Westfield signs up with Uber

http://m.propertyweek.com/news/westfield-partners-with-uber/5089625.article

Drones Bug New Addington

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/here-are-the-laws-about-flying-drones-in-croydon/story-30362226-detail/story.html

Proposed Revamped Queens Hotel

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/this-is-what-a-new-530-room-hotel-in-upper-norwood-could-look-like/story-30361563-detail/story.html?dm_i=1EGM,3KS3Y,N6TW35,CXMFE,1

Are you event planning? What about the Clocktower?

http://croydonclocktower.org.uk

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.

http://carolineld.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/croydon-arts-and-crafts.html

The Other Croydon

  • Charged and convicted criminals

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/several-faces-of-the-croydon-criminals-who-were-locked-up-last-month/story-30368596-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/thornton-heath-man-charged-with-murdering-woman-in-west-norwood/story-30358377-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/pervert-who-sexually-assaulted-teenage-girl-on-a-bus-from-croydon-to-lambeth-is-jailed-for-10-months/story-30368413-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/man-arrested-in-connection-with-selsdon-arson-attack/story-30368023-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/addiscombe-man-appears-in-court-over-alleged-child-sex-offences/story-30367931-detail/story.html

  • Anti-social behaviour and scams

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/children-s-play-area-hit-by-vandals-despite-it-being-fenced-off-due-to-fire-damage/story-30358472-detail/story.html

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/scaffolding-scammers-sting-resident-2000

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/illegal-roadside-car-repairs-cost-trader-thousands

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/motorist-caught-using-dead-mothers-blue-badge-permit

  • Stabbings

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/teenage-boy-stabbed-during-fight-outside-shop-in-croydon/story-30369487-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/teenage-boy-stabbed-during-fight-outside-shop-in-croydon/story-30369487-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/police-name-mother-stabbed-to-death-in-street-in-west-norwood/story-30366875-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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