Croydon Events & News at 7 July


To 21 August. Council Air Quality Consultation

Full details

Robert Ward discusses at:

22 July. 1-6pm. Busk & Beer: International Busking Day

Matthews Yard, off Surrey St.

Saturday 15 July.  8pm. Cinema Ruskin

‘Bride for Sale’ (Claudette Colbert) 1949 and ‘The Painted Stallion’ (serial episodes) 1937

Ruskin House. £2

Monday 17 to Friday 21 July. Thornton Heath Arts Week. Includes:

  • Monday 17 July. 7.30pm. ‘The Forgotten Children’. Scratchley Hall, 81 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7JH. Free. Film about unaccompanied refugee children in Europe and wider issues surrounding the refugee crisis. With discussion and collection for Migrant Help. Introduced by the Bishop of Croydon (tbc). Please do Eventbrite registration here:

  • Friday 21 July. 7.30pm. Question Time on the role of the arts in the regeneration of Thornton Heath. See above.

 Sunday 23 July. 8pm. Clodagh Reynolds and The Band plus Dave Arnold and Singers’ Night

Ruskin House. £2

Saturday 29 July. 8.30pm. ‘Jazz with Soft Winds’

playing standards, Latin, ballads and be-bop on sax, flute, clarinet, guitar and bass.  Free.

Ruskin House.

Croydon Ward Boundary Changes

The Boundaries Commission has published its final recommendations on the ward boundary changes. The summary is here:

Croydon-summary-v.2 Boundary Commission

The full report can be accessed at:

You can also see details at

Croydon is top London Borough for property wealth

Research suggests that Croydon’s residential properties and gardens have a combined value of £77,228.000,000, making it top of the London Borough list.  This sum calculated on the total area of residential buildings & gardens  in square metres (35,920,000), and multiplying it by the average price per square metre (£2,150).  Croydon is the second largest Borough in terms of the total sq meterage, and there are eleven  Boroughs with higher sqm values. This analysis does of course non-include non-residential properties such as shops, hotels, offices, entertainment complexes, warehouses, schools, churches, etc.

Slide Youth company to  perform at U.Dance 2017,  youth dance festival in Birmingham

The Great North Wood to get a new lease of life

Clas Olsen to quite Whitgift

Croydon Debating Club

Robert Ward reflects on his initiative:

The Other Croydon

  • Poor Care Homes

  • Fly-tipping

  • Food hygiene


  • Robbery and Fraud

  • Youth violence

  • Murders

  • Sex offences and other dangers

  • Drugs



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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