Croydon Council Meetings 19 – 29 June & News

Monday 19 June. 6.30pm. Cabinet

The agenda deals with update on Don’t Mess With Croydon – Young People Taking Pride and Campaign, presentation by Cllr Timothy Godfrey on what is happening at Fairfield Halls, Community  Safety Strategy 2017-2020, update on the development of the Legacy Croydon Youth Zone, the Small Business Commission,  entering partnerships to deliver  affordable housing, the lease of the former Ashburton Library, and extension of the contract for rough sleepers support service.

Tuesday 20 June. 6.30pm. Children & Young People Scrutiny Sub-Committee 

Major item: Youth Engagement Strategy and Championing Children in Croydon

Thursday 22 June. 10.30am. Licensing Committee

Thursday 22 June. 6.30pm. Planning Committee followed by Sub-committee

Monday 26 June. 6.30pm. Council

Tuesday 27 June. 5.30pm. South West London Waste Partnership Joint Committee

Tuesday 27 June. 6.30pm. Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Wednesday 28 June. 5pm. Adult Social Services Review Panel

Thursday 29 June. 6.30pm. General Purposes and Audit Committee

Papers can be accessed at

Note: papers usually go up one week before the meeting.

Community Safety Strategy silent on action against deprivation

‘There is a correlation between areas of high deprivation and crime rates in Croydon; more crime is committed in the north of the borough, largely due to a higher population density, and more pockets of deprivation.’ (para 3.10

While the role of deprivation in crime is recognised, the community safety strategy for 2017-20 being considered by the Cabinet on Monday 19 June r says nothing about how to reduce it.

The strategy will focus on:

  • reducing the overall crime rate in Croydon; focus on violent crime and domestic violence.
  • improving the safety of children and young people.
  • Improving public confidence and community engagement.
  • Tackling anti-social behaviour and environmental crime.
  • improving support and reduce vulnerability for all victims of crime; focus on hate crime.

Cabinet may find Small Business Commission recommendations unacceptable

The Cabinet on 19 June may find that it is unable to agree with all of the recommendations being made by the Small Business Commission in its interim report. Can you work out which those will be?

Small Business Commission Cabinet paper 19 June

Small Business Commission interim report June 2017

Council plans to outsource leisure centres, parks and open space

‘The operator will enhance the current offer, deliver significant financial savings, and work in partnership with the Council’s existing services. The Council is seeking an operator who will provide a renewed focus to sport, physical activity and leisure in Croydon, and will make use of all the varied assets in the borough to provide a joined up package developing and managing operations, maximising commercial opportunities and delivering social objectives by adhering to key national, regional and local strategic policy. There will be opportunities to develop existing facilities, and working with the Council and partners to develop sport and physical activity through commercial and sustainable partnerships and investment.’

Council makes £33.9m from parking fines

Planned cycle ways

The Council’s Scrutiny Committee considered the cycling strategy at its meeting on Tuesday 13 June. To see the detailed papers go to


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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