Croydon events & news at 20 November

Poetry anthology

Last few days to book for Call Mr Robeson show Friday 24 November.

You can book at

Papers for the Council meetings listed below can be accessed at

Sundays. 8pm. Ruskin Folk & Blues evenings

Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd. £2

Monday 20 November. 6.30pm. Cabinet meeting

Tuesday 21 November. 6.30pm. Scrutiny Health & Social Care Sub-Committee

Wednesday 22 November.  5pm. Rut Blees Luxemburg – Filet

Talk about the artist’s large-scale photographic works concerning the alteration of the city.

For further details see:

Thursday 23 November. 6.30pm. Licensing Sub-committee

Tuesday 28 November. 6pm. Cycle Forum

Tuesday 28 November. 6.30pm. Scrutiny Children & Young People Sub-committee

Papers yet to be added to Council website

Thursday 30 November. 10am-1pm. London Youth ‘Tackling Youth Violence Forum’ meeting

Includes presentation from the Croydon Youth Offending team.

CVRA, 82 London Road, CR0 2TB

Wednesday 30 November. 5pm. Dustin Ericksen –  Naming Rights

Talk by artist on his Euston production and exhibition space which highlights economic and aesthetic contradictions.

‘Not-for-profit spaces as well as small commercial galleries have been affected by the ideological destruction of the welfare state and publicly supported cultural production.’

Part of Kingston School of Art programme

For further details as at 22 November talk.

Thursday 30 November. 5.30pm.Planning Committee

Papers yet to be added to Council website.

Saturday 2 December. Croydon Assembly – cancelled

The Assembly gathering scheduled for this date has been cancelled in favour of a joint public meeting with the National Union of Education on Saturday 24 February. That meeting will discuss the future of Education within the Borough, together with the coming national battle over wage demands for teachers and other public sector workers. NUE has been formed by the merger of the National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers. Meanwhile the Assembly planning group is working on producing a manifesto of what it wants Croydon political parties to commit themselves to in their manifestos for the local elections in May. If you want to take part in the process please contact me:

Wednesday 7 December. 5pm. Nils Norman – Dismal Garden

Talk by artist Nils Norman. Part of Kingston School of Art programme. For further details as at 22 November talk.

Wednesday 13 December. 10am-2pm. Meet Croydon gangs team: new tool for practitioners

An event to share crime prevention resources with voluntary groups working with young people. Croydon Gangs Team (part of the Croydon Youth Offending Service) has produced three workshop resources for voluntary and community groups to use looking at county line drug dealing, knife crime, and gangs. Book now at

CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Rd, CR0 2TB

The Whitgift Centre Revised Planning Approval and Debate

20% affordable housing challenges Mayor’s rules:

Tories claim they got Whitgift back on track:

Croydon seeks “urgent” extra funding to prevent families on Universal Credit being made homeless.

Croydon’s unemployed: 8,890 people (including those on Universal Credit)

Norbury Primary judged Good by Ofsted and Outstanding in Early Years

See details at

Five Years of Croydon Citizen

Two pre-fab towers proposed

Developers have applied for permission to build 38 and  44-storey blocks of 546 flats on the former Essex House site.






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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