Croydon events & news at 15 April

Local Election Debates

Monday 16 April. 8pm. Pollard v Pelling

Tory Leader Tom Pollard will propose the motion “It’s time for Croydon to come back to the Conservatives” at the Purley & Coulsdon Debating Society. Former Tory MP and Councillor, Labour Councillor Andrew Pelling will oppose. Speakers from the floor are encouraged. Tea and biscuits.

Old Coulsdon Centre, Coulsdon Road  Grange Park, Old Coulsdon CR5 1EH.

Entry is free.

Thursday 19 April. Doors open 6.30 for 7pm. South Croydon Community Association Question Time Croydon Council Elections

St Peter’s Church, Heathfield Road, CR0 1EZ

Tim Pollard (Conservative), Richard Howard (Liberal Democrats), Peter Underwood (Green) and Tony Newman (Labour)

To register attendance and submit a question go

April Events

The Council managed Libraries newsletter of events in April is accessible here:

Croydon library events April 2018

Bernard Winchester’s comprehensive diary of event sin Croydon, surrounding Boroughs and in Central London is accessible here:

Diary April 2018

David Lean film shows – see below.

Croydon Festival of Peace 16-23 June

16-23 June Festival of Peace programme is now on the web at

The talks by Dan Frost and I on campaigning for peace in Croydon can be seen at


Matthews Yard and affordable housing

Retirement village planned for Purley

Revised train timetable

Charlie King of East Surrey Transport Committee discusses the pros and cons of Govia’s new rail timetable through Croydon.

New workspace building opens

Workspace provider Regus is opening a  new centre for start-ups and blue chips in Croydon, on Monday 16 April at Interchange House,  on Station Rd.  300 workstations including 74 private offices, two meeting rooms, virtual office services, community areas and café in the reception offer excellent networking opportunities.  It run the the Lansdowne Building since 1999.

David Lean April

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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