Croydon events from 17 October

David Lean Cinema Programme

To Monday 30 October. Government consultation on bottle deposit scheme

Tuesday 17 October. Doors open 7pm. Meeting and social for CCC members

This is a meeting for people who have taken up membership of Croydon Communities Consortium. Come along to meet other members, hear from the committee, feed in your views and have input into the programme. If you have not renewed your membership or you would like to join but have not yet done so, you are welcome to do so on the night.

Rear Hall at St. Michael and All Angels with St. James, Poplar Walk

To book a free place go to

Tuesday 17 October

9.30am. Public Transport Liaison Panel

Consultation on cashless trams and publicity on the use of one-day passes on trams; ticket machine performance and capabilities across modes; public transport implications of proposed pedestrianisation of Croydon High Street: The Mayor’s Transport Strategy; Exclusion of Metro services in the south of the borough; Issues with taxi services and licensed car hire; New Addington bus performance and diversion of the 130 bus route; noise from Thornton Heath bus garage 11; GTR performance, industrial action and new timetable; Sunday services and late night services; “Access for All” and step-free access at railway stations; Bus issues – Update on 289 and 455 bus route changes – Bus route 407: capacity issues from Croydon to Sutton – X26: introduction of new buses in 3 December 2017 – Should there now be a night service on this route?

6.30pm. Missing Children. Scrutiny Children & Young People Sub-Committee

Access to papers via

Wednesday 18 October

2pm. Health & Well-Being Board

Director of Public Health Annual; The Development of the Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2018- 22; Healthy Weight Action Plan (including Food Flagship achievements and legacy)

6.30pm. Council Cabinet

In addition to standard items the Cabinet will discuss:

Youth Engagement Strategy and Championing Children in Croydon; Annual Report of the Director of Public Health 2017; Delivering New School Places; New Addington Business Improvement District (BID)

Town Hall. Access to papers as 17 October meetings.

Wednesday 18 October. 7.30pm. Housing and Planning Emergency

Public meeting organised by Croydon Assembly.

Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd

Thursday 19 October. 6.30pm. Council Planning Committee

Access to papers same as 17 October meetings.

Friday 20 October. 9.30am-4pm. Living Wandle Conference

Wandsworth Town Hall

Saturday 21 October. The Life to Come

by Louis Mander and Stephen Fry,  staged by Surrey Opera. Very powerful work, based on E.M. Forster’s poignant short story about an inter-racial sexual attraction between two men – from different cultures with utterly different beliefs.

Saturday 21 October. 8pm. Cinema Ruskin.

‘Steppin’ Toes’ (Hazel Ascot) 1938 and ‘Fighting Buckaroo’ (Charles Starrett) 1943.

£2. Ruskin House, Coombe Rd.

Sunday 22 October. 8pm. Commie Faggots and Singers’ Night.

Folk & Blues. £2. Ruskin House, Coombe Rd.

Monday 23 – Wednesday 25 October. 11am-4pm, ages 14+

Slide Dance and professional parkour dance artists explore green spaces and urban landscapes. No previous experience is required, all levels welcome. Meeting point Goldcrest Youth Centre in New Addington.

Email Gemma for more info

Wednesday 25 to Saturday 28 October. 7.30pm. (Saturday Matinee 2.30pm).  Into the Woods

Production by Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association

Stanley Halls, Norwood


Thursday  26 October. 8.30pm. ‘Jazz with Soft Winds’

playing standards, Latin, ballads and be-bop on sax, flute, clarinet, guitar and bass.  Free. Ruskin House, Coombe Rd.

Sunday 29 October. 8pm. Singers’ Night. Folk & Blues

Folk & Blues. £2. Ruskin House, Coombe Rd.

Monday 30 October. From Mountbatten to Patten: Proconsuls and the Ending of Empire 1947-1997

Talk by Tony Stockwell, Emeritus Professor of Modern History, examining the role and reputations of proconsuls at Empire’s end.

Croydon Natural History & Scientific Society

East Croydon United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, CRO 5LP

Full programme 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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