Croydon events & news at 7 October

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;

Queens Square

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:

Ted Knight Labour Party Conference Report 2018

Note 9 October. Since originally posted Ted has added further explanation about the worker share scheme; the report above has therefore been amended.




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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