Croydon News at 22 July

 

Trio

Summer Reading Challenge in the Libraries

http://www.croydonlibraries.com/library-services/for-children-young-people/summer-reading-challenge

Cladding Issues following Grenfell Tower disaster

  • Zach Baker discusses the implications for Croydon

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/croydon-fire-safety

  • 4 local private tower blocks fail cladding test

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/cladding-on-four-tower-blocks-in-croydon-has-failed-fire-safety-tests-following-the-grenfell-tragedy/story-30448774-detail/story.html

  • And the problem is not just re-insulation cladding

The High Court has ordered Lendlease to payout £14.8m after a London city tower was forced to be re-clad for a second time because of falling glass panes on to the street below. Hammerson is a joint owner of the tower.

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2017/07/19/lendlease-to-pay-14-8m-for-city-tower-falling-glass

Croydon Arts News

  • Street art

Zach Baker discusses

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/culture/street-art-movement

  • Air Raid Studios

Based in Coulsdon Air Raid Studies is run by Casey Newman, a graduate of Brighton Institute of Modern Music. It is a small private purpose built recording studio. If you are a band or a solo artist with a limited budget, get in touch with Casey.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CroydonMDN/permalink/1391693507552824

  • Tribute to Andy Warhol

RISEGallery programme of events in September inc. free exhibition of his work as a tribute to his life, 30 years after his death.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/8203-8203-groundbreaking-andy-warhol-project-featuring-his-famous-works-to-come-to-croydon/story-30447545-detail/story.html

Tackling knife crime

http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/15423039.Croydon_Central_MP_calls_on_prime_minister_to_help_find_solution_to_knife_crime_problem_in_borough

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/8203-the-plan-by-croydon-s-top-cop-to-tackle-youth-knife-crime-in-the-borough/story-30449855-detail/story.html

Croydon’s employment initiatives

https://wp.croydon.gov.uk/news/new-enterprise-programme-support-disabled-entrepreneurs

http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/15425827.Service_that_helps_Croydon_residents_get_full_time_employment_celebrates_its_first_year

New Addington Leisure Centre costs an extra £8m

The cost of building New Addington’s new leisure centre has risen by £8 million.

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/here-s-why-the-cost-of-building-new-addington-leisure-centre-has-risen-by-8m-in-less-than-12-months/story-30446193-detail/story.html

South Norwood Beehive Pub may close

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/south-norwood-pub-facing-closure-after-it-is-put-up-for-sale/story-30449983-detail/story.html

Still no certainty on start of new Whitgift Centre

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/croydon-mp-frustrated-by-lack-of-progress-on-westfield-who-insist-there-are-no-more-delays/story-30449824-detail/story.html

John Lewis to replace its Purley Way store

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/john-lewis-has-no-plans-to-move-away-from-croydon-despite-proposed-redevelopment-of-purley-way-site/story-30446521-detail/story.html

Croydon boost affordable housing with £25m

On 17 July Croydon Council approved a £25m investment in more affordable housing via a new independent charity that guarantees cheaper rents for local people. Last month the Council’s Cabinet agreed the setting up of an independent charity provisionally called Croydon Homes to rent out 340 local homes costing 65% of the usual private rent. This £25m allows the council to fund Croydon Homes’s purchase of another 250 properties on the open market.

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/council-approves-25m-investment-in-affordable-rented-housing

Windfall for Hammerson

Hammerson and Aviva have been awarded £14.7m in damages together with interest in a court case related the former London Stock Exchange building on Old Broad Street. (Property Week 20 July).

 

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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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