Croydon Events & News at 17 July

Saturday  22 July. 12-4pm.  Park Hill master planning consultation event

At the shelter near the walled garden.

The engagement materials will also be available on line here from after 22 July and comments can be made until mid-September.

Sunday 30 July. 12-4pm. Lloyd Park master planning event

Near the car park and café. See also 22 July.

Saturday 29 July- 9 September. You’re Surrounded by me

Turf Projects

http://turf-projects.com/youre-surrounded-by-me

Further proposed improvements at Fiveways

‘We would like your views on a number of proposed changes to the road layout in the Fiveways Croydon area.  …… The proposals would help reduce traffic congestion, improve journey times and make the area safer, more accessible and pleasant for cyclists and pedestrians. The consultation will run until Monday 18 September.’ Nigel Hardy
Head of Project Sponsorship. Details at:

https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/fiveways

https://www.transportxtra.com/publications/local-transport-today/news/54009/croydon-junction-revamp-to-give-more-space-to-cyclists-and-pedestrians

New Development Proposals

  • 9-11 Wellesley Road

Property developer Linton Group has entered into a joint venture with Henika Group to acquire two properties for refurbishment in Croydon.

http://developmentfinancetoday.co.uk/article-desc-5543_Linton%20Group%20grows%20portfolio%20with%20Croydon%20acquisitions

  • New Menta flats proposals

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/new-plan-to-build-420-flats-next-to-east-croydon-station-even-worse-than-before/story-30441121-detail/story.html

Upper Norwood Library reopens following refurbishment

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/here-s-how-you-can-get-involved-with-the-historic-upper-norwood-library-as-it-begins-a-new-chapter/story-30435005-detail/story.html

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/upper-norwood-library-hub-re-opens

BH Live advertises for General Manager for Fairfield Halls

 

Andrew Kennedy comments on Historic Croydon Facebook

‘So they won the contract based on a lively proposal but they never actually presented a person who was going to run it, because they don’t actually have anyone available or anyone in mind. Oh great! I think the person is and always was going to be the key.’

Council loses more homes under right to buy

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/more-council-homes-sold-to-private-tenants-as-right-to-buy-hits-12-year-high-in-croydon/story-30428953-detail/story.html

Poor living conditions at private tower block

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/8203-sarah-jones-would-explore-legal-action-for-canterbury-house-residents/story-30425399-detail/story.html

The owner is Criterion Capital.

Council to act against illegal tobacco trade

http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/15405041.Croydon_Council_supports_move_to_crack_down_on_illegal_tobacco

But it is still failing to act against the illegal smoking inside shisha  cafes.

More Police Cuts Coming

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/croydon-could-lose-all-of-its-police-bases-and-public-contact-points-but-one-mayor-announces/story-30441116-detail/story.html

Epsom and St Helier Hospitals set to be downgradedspitals Undebook ents  anager/ Halls  The local press websites  aon to business fai

The KOSHH Campaign reports that Epsom and St Helier Trust have just released their plans to downgrade Epsom Hospital, St Helier Hospital or both. ‘They want to remove A&E, Maternity, Children’s  Services and acute medicine etc from one or even both hospitals and provide them on only one site. There is a strong possibility that they intend to remove these emergency and urgent services from our two major hospitals and put them on the site of the, now closed, Sutton Hospital.
With the acute services removed there is a strong chance that our two major hospitals will go the same way as Sutton Hospital, The Wilson Hospital and The Nelson Hospital – i.e. be allowed to wither die and be demolished.’

KOSHH video:   https://koshh.org/urgent-one-or-both-of-your-local-hospitals-are-going-to-be-downgraded 

Trust Glossy Leaflet  https://www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/download.cfm?doc=docm93jijm4n7429.pdf

Peace Festival for Croydon June 2018

A Peace Festival is being planned for next June. For details see Katie Rose’s article at

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/invitation-part-croydons-first-festival-peace

https://festivalofpeacecroydon.wordpress.com

Croydon’s job count

  • Job Centre closure

The Croydon Job Centre in Dingwall Rd is to be closed as part of the Government’s cut backs programme aimed to lose 750 jobs across the country.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/croydon-jobcentre-to-close-as-68-branches-axed-nationwide/story-30431982-detail/story.html

  • East Croydon Station improvements

Although 1,000 jobs are predicted if a scheme to improve East Croydon Station is implemented, there is a risk that quicker journeys o Gatwick could see jobs transfer there.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/this-is-how-journey-s-between-croydon-and-gatwick-airport-could-be-improved/story-30432774-detail/story.html

  • Liquid glass innovators move HQ to Croydon

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/economics-business/crystalusion-global-business-thats-chosen-croydon-base-grow

Parents face parking fines over school run at 3 [primaries

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/new-ban-means-parents-could-be-hit-with-120-fine-for-parking-outside-these-three-croydon-schools/story-30440450-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/here-s-what-you-had-to-say-about-croydon-council-s-controversial-school-parking-ban/story-30443775-detail/story.html

Croydon History News

  • History of London Rd: 161-5

Kake’s latest posting is about Zodiac Court and House and Timber Gdns restaurant, and the former Broad Green House.

http://london-road-croydon.org/history/0161-zodiac-court-part-1.html

  • Heritage Festival debate

Review by Charles Barker

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/history/review-croydon-evolution

Croydon’s growing violence

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/knife-crime-stop-june/story-30437527-detail/storyhtml

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/two-men-still-remain-in-same-condition-following-thornton-heath-double-shooting/story-30432790-detail/story.html

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/teenage-boy-rushed-to-hospital-after-being-stabbed-in-croydon-town-centre/story-30434891-detail/story.html

The Other Croydon

For several months I have been  highlighting stories of The Other Croydon as a counterbalance to the naive view that Croydon is a tolerant, multi-cultural, diverse area. Apart from mainly infringements by businesses  I will no longer be doing those lists. The Council’s latest action against serious fly-tipping can be see here:

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/watch-as-croydon-s-most-notorious-fly-tipper-gets-his-trucks-crushed/story-30432661-detail/story.html

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/fly-tipper-faces-waste-clear-up-after-council-prosecution

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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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