Croydon events and news at 20 June

Park consultations

There will be public consultations in the six parks chosen by the Council to look in detail at management and improvement issues.

24 June: Ashburton Park
1 July: Park Hill
9 July: Lloyd Park
29 July: South Norwood Lake
19 August: Norbury Park
9 September: Happy Valley

June is Croydon Festival Month

See the details at

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/culture/2017-festivals-overview

and in the June print issue of Croydon Citizen.

Traders return to Surrey Rd Market

http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/15346744.Traders_have_returned_to_a_Croydon_market_after_it_got_a___1_1m_upgrade
Council justifies art work showing young man with grenade

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/new-art-surrey-street-improvements-get-way

New retail planning applications

  • Marks & Spencer at Hamsey Green

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/marks-and-spencer-not-yet-set-for-for-hamsey-green-site-despite-rumours/story-30392353-detail/story.html

  • Macdonalds in Church St

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/here-s-what-you-can-expect-from-the-plans-to-transform-a-mcdonald-s-branch-in-croydon-town-centre/story-30395474-detail/story.html

Youth Zone raises more money than its target

http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/NEWS/15350056.A_huge_anonymous_donation_pushes_Croydon_Youth_Zone_past_its_goal

London Rd History: Nos 158-162

Kake Pugh continues her history of London Rd by examining 158–162, built in the mid-1860s as a pair of semi-detached houses. They were extended and converted into shops around the turn of the century. Hardware, furniture, fruit, flowers, and bicycles were all on offer over the years, until the premises were amalgamated by a firm of builders merchants around 1950. Later occupants included a car dealership and a sports equipment shop, before conversion to the offices previously used by Age Concern and now by solicitors G T Stewart.

http://london-road-croydon.org/history/0158-g-t-stewart.html

The Grenfell Fire

It is too early to start commenting on the implications of the tragedy of the Grenfell tower block fire. However the following news report show that the Croydon Council moved speedily into action. Cabinet member made a statement at the Cabinet meeting on Monday which can be heard on the webcast on the Council’s website.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/8203-croydon-council-to-carry-out-full-review-of-housing-stock-safety-following-grenfell-tower-fire/story-30390807-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/croydon-s-tallest-council-blocks-to-have-sprinklers-installed-since-grenfell-tower-tragedy/story-30398772-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/croydon-council-permitted-development-buildings-fire/story-30395452-detail/story.html

Other news reports can be seen at:

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/more-croydon-firefighters-sent-to-grenfell-fire-as-six-people-are-confirmed-to-have-died/story-30389840-detail/story.html

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/statement-following-grenfell-tower-fire

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/croydon-tory-mp-defends-theresa-may-s-decision-not-to-meet-those-affected-by-grenfell-tower-fire/story-30394377-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/kind-hearted-students-fundraising-for-much-loved-croydon-lecturer-who-escaped-grenfell-tower-fire/story-30395419-detail/story.html

Westfield has contributed to the Evening Standard Fund

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/evening-standards-fund-for-grenfell-tower-victims-hits-36m-a3568736.html

The Woodville Rd Flats Fire

On 15 June a fire occurred at a block of housing association flats inn Woodville Rd.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/block-of-flats-damaged-in-fire-in-thornton-heath/story-30392245-detail/story.html

The Other Croydon

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/thornton-heath-gun-dealer-fails-in-bid-to-have-his-16-year-jail-sentence-cut/story-30394078-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/croydon-murder-investigation-police-release-cctv-footage/story-30391742-detail/story.html?dm_i=1EGM,3KS3Y,N6TW35,CXMFE,1

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/gang-member-jailed-for-murdering-rival-with-axe-blows-to-the-head-in-street-brawl/story-30390179-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/croydon-club-worker-speaks-of-hearing-a-gunshot-and-screams-on-friday-night/story-30388033-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/ex-croydon-mp-gavin-barwell-dodges-questions-about-grenfell-tower-deaths/story-30393907-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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