Monthly Archives: December 2017

North East history and environment; women’s suffrage plus remembering 1968

This WEA Day School and performance event explores how history shapes the environment and ecological change in turn moulds history and heritage. ‘It all feels very current as we see the impacts of environmental problems each day.’ Speakers: Leona Skelton … Continue reading

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As Croydon grows so does deprivation

Croydon is now ranked as 17th in the list of London Boroughs with deprivation, compared with being 19th in 2010. 10,261 people live in areas considered to be within the 10% most deprived in the whole country. Two parts of … Continue reading

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Has Labour Leadership infringed semi-judicial nature of Licensing Committee?

Following the demotion of Andrew Pelling and Calton Young as members of the Licensing and other responsibilities for voting against the Labour whip on licensing issues in the Town Centre, the question has to be asked whether this is political … Continue reading

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Croydon Council housing snapshot

The Council has 13,600 social housing dwellings of which 13,494 were occupied on 24 November. 92 homes were empty due to need to undergo refit (41 of which 12 had tenants lined allocated to move in), structurally unsoundness (21), need for … Continue reading

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What are Croydon’s future needs?

Croydon Citizen is debating where Croydon’s community, cultural scene and economy are right now, and what they’ll need in the coming year. https://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/croydon-need-2018 This is an important discussion. Key questions for the coming year include: What will the political parties … Continue reading

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Croydon Review as at 9 December

As I previously indicated I am changing the way I need to reduce the time I spend on Croydon and other affairs because of changing priorities. This is the first of a new approach – a review of matters of … Continue reading

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The Future of Education – Croydon Assembly 24 February

 

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