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
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:
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.
- New Menta flats proposals
Upper Norwood Library reopens following refurbishment
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
Poor living conditions at private tower block
The owner is Criterion Capital.
Council to act against illegal tobacco trade
But it is still failing to act against the illegal smoking inside shisha cafes.
More Police Cuts Coming
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.’
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
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.
- 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.
- Liquid glass innovators move HQ to Croydon
Parents face parking fines over school run at 3 [primaries
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.
- Heritage Festival debate
Review by Charles Barker
Croydon’s growing violence
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: