Tuesday 9 October. 4.30-7.30pm. Consultation on development of 30-38 Addiscombe Road
East Croydon United Reformed Church
Tuesday 9 October. 6.30pm. Council Scrutiny Streets and Environment and Homes Subcommittee
Question time with Cllr Stuart Collins on clean up Croydon issues
Wednesday 10 October. 6.30pm. Council General Purposes and Audit Committee
Presentation on Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children;
Corporate risk; Anti-Fraud Update; Treasury Annual Review 2017/2018
Thursday 11 October. 6.30pm. Croydon & Lewisham Joint Street Lighting Committee Update
Thursday 11 October 6.30pm. Council Planning Committee
Pre-applications : Purley Way and Ashburton Playing Fields;
Planning applications: 48A Grasmere Rd; 80 Riddlesdown Rd; 81 High Drive; 39 Russell Green Close.
Monday 15 October. 6.30pm. Council Cabinet
Delivering the Croydon Growth Zone Third Local Implementation Plan (LIP3) & Liveable Neighbourhood Bid;
Culture, Leisure & Sport update; Croydon Safeguarding Children Board Annual Report 2017/18; Croydon Adults’ Safeguarding Board Annual Report 2017/18; Construction, Modern Day Slavery and Employer with Heart Charters and IHRA Definition; Recommendations arising from Children & Young People Scrutiny Sub-Committee; Investing in our Borough; Passenger Transport Procurement Strategy
Wednesday 17 October at 7.30pm. Launch of Croydon Peace Council at Ruskin House
News in Brief
Council will keep its higher private rented property standards
Asian Investor pays £236m for 50% share of Hammerson’s Leicester Centre (Property and financial press and websites)
Clive Lewis MP backs reinstatement of Croydon’s Marc Wadsworth to the Labour Party (Inside Croydon 3 October)
Fairfield Halls continuing delay (Inside Croydon 5 October)
Arnham Link may end in revamped Fairfield Halls (Inside Croydon 6 October)
What will happen with the buses on Park St?
The High St is currently closed with works going on. It is also reported that TfL has said that a consultation should be held as the arrangement is about to pass the one year threshold, and that this ‘temporary’ arrangement is about to end and buses will revert to their previous routeings. What is the Councils view? Can the present stops in Park Street be kept open once demolition work starts on the St George’s Weal scheme.
Wandle Area News
- More traffic chaos along Beddington Lane?
How much extra traffic in addition to that for the Viridor incinerator will be generated by the proposed c200,000 sq ft of industrial and distribution facilities on 10 acres by the entrance to the incinerator on Beddington Lane?
- Petition for action on Beddington Farmlands
Over 5,600 people have signed the petition for Sutton Council to enforce Viridor to provide the promised nature reserve at Beddington Farmlands. You can sign the petition here.
- Wandle Trail 30th anniversary
Wandle Industrial Museum has produced a fascinating history of the Wandle Trail to recognise its 30th year.
What went on at the Labour Party Conference?
The press coverage of Party Conferences can be very superficial and most people will not have time or inclination to watch the televised proceedings. Delegates to them will be reporting back to their Party Constituencies. Ted Knight, Secretary of Croydon Unite Retired Members branch, was an observer at the Labour Party Conference, with the support of the branch. His report back to the branch meeting on 5 October can be read here:
Note 9 October. Since originally posted Ted has added further explanation about the worker share scheme; the report above has therefore been amended.