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

and in the June print issue of Croydon Citizen.

Traders return to Surrey Rd Market
Council justifies art work showing young man with grenade

New retail planning applications

  • Marks & Spencer at Hamsey Green

  • Macdonalds in Church St

Youth Zone raises more money than its target

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.

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.

Other news reports can be seen at:

Westfield has contributed to the Evening Standard Fund

The Woodville Rd Flats Fire

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

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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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