Wednesday 30 May. 7pm. Croydon Communities Consortium
St Michael’s Church Hall, Poplar Walk, CR0 1UA
1 June. Empty Property Officer post applications closing date
Sunday, 1 July. South Norwood Community Festival
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July. The Butterfly Effect Festival
Lloyd Park, Croydon. Tickets start at £35. Book your tickets now!
June Council diary
Thursday 7 June. Planning
Tuesday 12. Scrutiny & Overview
Thursday 13 Public Transport Liaison and Waste Partnership
Tuesday 19. Children & Young Person Scrutiny
Thursday 21. Planning
Tuesday 26. Scrutiny Streets, Environment & Homes
Events at Ruskin House
1 June. 8pm. Poets Anonymous. www.poetsanon.org.uk
ww.y3 June. 8pm. Folk & Blues – Dave & Dietrich and Singers’ Night
4 June. 8pm. The Folk Club. Flossie Malavialle
10 June. 8pm. Folk & Blues – Singers’ Night
14 June. Jewish Voice for Labour/Croydon TUC meeting:
21 June. Peace movement talks by Sean Creighton and Dan Frost
23 June. Pizza & Prosecco fund-raising evening for Ruskin – tickets from bar £10/£7
30 June. Folk & Blues. Mitch Howard tribute – being organised by Garry
7 July. Summer Festival
22 July – Tolpuddle coach trip – tickets available from bar
Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd
Croydon thunder storm 26/27 May
The fantastic thunder storm that hit Croydon on the night of Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May, is a reminder of the serious issue of flooding and surface water drainage, and the need for this is to be treated far more seriously in considering planning applications. It also requires the Council to consider the efficiency of the drainage system in street gutters as many were so blocked that water pooled on some roads unable to drain away.
News in Brief
- Council Cabinet members
- Business support advice events
- Fly-tipping and litter prosecutions reach 198 (Croydon Advertiser. 24 May)
- Savvy Theatre Company to have Fairfield Halls base (The Stage. 24 May)
- Council to have a Windrush Day – date to be announced.
- Tory Councillor business affairs. Inside Croydon asks questions about. (24 May)
- London Plan. Mayor Sadiq Khan’s draft London Plan is to be reviewed by a Panel appointed by the Secretary of State to conduct an examination in public.
- Croydon house prices dropping – slightly. The average price of a home in Croydon fell from £368,767 in March 2017 to £363,472 in March 2018 (Croydon Advertiser. 23 May)
- Councillors’ ‘pay rise’. (Inside Croydon, 23 May)
- New spin on culture strategy
Apart from the developers, a small number of people are deciding what the Town Centre built environment looks like with the street art works. The latest is pictured and discussed at
I am sure that like me there are those who like some of the murals and those who do not. Is it time to assess how they are imposed on us?
Norwich Council states that planning permission is needed if the street art is in a conservation area, or it will change the character of the area.
‘Work must be respectful. You must consider the context of the local environment and not cause offence.
Offensive graffiti may contain some or all of the following: offensive language, language of a politically, racially, religiously insulting or inciting nature; hate statements; graphically explicitly images; graphically intimidating images or text; images that are textually or visually offensive in context; libellous or potentially libellous statements.’
It also advises that artists should consult with the local community. ‘You need to talk to the people and businesses that live, work and operate around the site to engage them in your project. This will help people to understand what you are doing and will increase support for your project.’
Croydon Weekly Standard 1873-1888
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