Croydon news at 30 July

Council Parks News

  • 10 Green Flags awarded

http://news.croydon.gov.uk/croydon-raises-ten-green-flags-mark-quality-green-spaces

  • Last two master planning events

Norbury Park 19 August – noon-4pm – in the centre of the park.

https://norburywatchblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/norbury-park-vision-event-19-august

Happy Valley 16 September  – noon-4pm – at the Fox Pub car park and outside Aldi, Brighton Road.

Town Centre decline leads to closure of café

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/cafe-in-croydon-town-centre-to-shut-as-owner-puts-loss-of-trade-down-to-fairfield-halls-closure/story-30457850-detail/story.html

Fairport Convention at Fairfield Halls on new CD

http://www.uncut.co.uk/news/hear-fairport-conventions-previously-unreleased-version-joni-mitchells-eastern-rain-solo-sandy-denny-vocals-101058

Croydon History

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/history/twelv-things-might-know-history-croydon

Croydon and Culture

Anna Arthur discusses

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/culture/croydon-capital-culture

Tory Critique of Labour’s housebuilding record

https://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/isnt-council-building-homes

HMRC staff move into Ruskin Square and MoJ into Apollo and Lunar Houses

https://www.cchdaily.co.uk/hmrc-starts-move-staff-croydon-regional-hub

Note that this will include existing HMRC staff in Croydon. The Ministry of Justice is planning to relocate many of its staff to Apollo and Lunar Houses to a total of 1,500 according to the design and access statement with the current planning application (17/03109/FUL). The intention is to erect a three storey external fire escape stair to Apollo House; installation of ventilation grilles to the lower window sections at third floor level to the Apollo House pod; installation of two new glazed security access pods to the staff reception area in Lunar House.

The proposed materials are: ‘RAL 9010 PPC perforated aluminium cladding panels. White RAL 9010 prefabricated steel stair sections with RAL 7012 grey non-slip surface and contrasting nosing. RAL 7012 grey steel structure and stair balustrading.’

In searching for information about RAL 9010 cladding I came across this assessment of fire risk and cladding from 2016.

www.probyn-miers.com/perspective/2016/02/fire-risks-from-external-cladding-panels-perspective-from-the-uk

 

 

 

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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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