Croydon general events & news at 10 August


Thornton Heath Rd

Saturday 12 August. Noon-4pm. Great North Wood Walk

Saturday 12 August. Noon-5pm. Croydon Old Town Fire Station Open Day

Norbury Park Poster

The Manor Farm Nature Reserve group is running an information event to coincide with the Vision event from 3-5pm.

Monday 21 August. Noon. Deadline for 1st round applications for HealthWatch funding

See below for details.

Shaking Hands Green

Wednesday 30 August 5pm. Shaking Hands Environmental Social – The Clean, Green, Croydon Machine!

StartUp Croydon, Weatherill House Business Centre, New South Quarter, 23 Whitestone Way, CR0 4WF

What is Croydon?

Currently on display in the foyer at the Clocktower is the What is Croydon exhibition by a student. You can write your views about it down.–JhY3dDXP7OyS44H0Ut3R4ZdM&fref=nf

You can also see the Fairfield collections in the Museum and the Study Room gallery. For Corbynistas there is an excellent poster which could be adapted to make a  humorous contemporary comment. Further details and remaining dates of Museum family activities in August can be seen at

What kind of small businesses should we be nurturing?

Parts 1 and 2 of a three-part discussion by me triggered by the interim report of the Croydon Small Business Commission are at

Healthwatch will grant aid events re-health

Would you like to run an activity/event for local people that is fun AND allows the NHS to speak to individuals about their experiences of health services? A maximum of £750 per event is available. Example of events include tea dances; pottery classes; pizza and movie afternoons, cultural activities etc.

Healthwatch Croydon would like to fund activities and events that would be enjoyable for Croydon residents and give them an opportunity to share their views with a member of staff from the NHS.

Closing date for 1st round applications: – Monday 21 August by noon sent to

Further details and application form and guidance notes can be downloaded at

Police ask for Boxpark licence to be reviewed

Croydon’s Peace Festival

You can follow news on the progress in planning the Peace Festival  next year at

No easy ride for Town Centre Murals

Art from Trinidad and Tobago

Croydon Mum’s book for children

Waterstones is to stock a Croydon mum’s new book aimed at helping children embrace other cultures

Croydon’s Crime Statistics 1 January to 31 May

Sarah Jones (MP) interview

The Lord Napier Public House, 111 Beulah Road, Thornton Heath

Parkheath Estates Limited is the licence holder of this historic pub according to a Freedom of Information reply to Gorge Faros. The Croydon & Sutton branch of CAMRA says that the pub was ‘a Young’s pub from Victorian times, becoming famous for jazz in the late 1960s. At one time it was ‘London’s premier jazz pub’ with many famous musicians appearing. The Jazz tradition continued more recently on Thursday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes. The single bar is decorated in a jazz theme, opening into the music venue with doors either side of the real fire.’

Parkheath Estates appears to be Company No. 09257076, with its registered office at 34 Arlington Road, London, NW1 7HU, and categorised as ‘Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate’. Its net book value at 31 October last year was £1,424,459. The Director is Afshin Fouladbakhsh. Compnaies Hosue records show that he is shareholder with Bianca (same surname) and Robert Joseph and Joy Paula Foux. Afshin is also Director of London & Derby Estates Ltd, Sea Mews Management Co Ltd, Love Wall Estates Ltd, Brighton & Hove Estates Ltd, Aston Court Derby LLP, Russell Square Estates Ltd, Smart Space UK Ltd, Totalvision Ltd, Powerbase Management Co Ltd, Globalkey Ltd, Lancaster Court Ltd, World Property Co (UK) Ltd, Hazelwalk Properties Ltd. The others are involved in a much smaller number of companies.

Some pre-First World War history can be seen at


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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